Making the Cut (2020 TV series)

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Making the Cut
Making the Cut 2020 Title Card.jpg
GenreReality competition
Created by
Presented by
  • Heidi Klum
  • Tim Gunn
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes10
Executive producers
  • Heidi Klum
  • Tim Gunn
  • Sara Rea
  • Page Feldman
  • Jennifer Love
Running time59–69 minutes
Production companiesSKR Productions
Amazon Studios
Original networkAmazon Prime Video
Original releaseMarch 27, 2020 (2020-03-27) –
Related showsProject Runway
External links

Making the Cut is an American reality television series created and presented by Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn. The series premiered on March 27, 2020, on Amazon Prime Video.[1][2][3] In March 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.




Name Age Hometown Placement
Jonny Cota 35 Los Angeles, California, U.S. Winner
Esther Perbandt 43 Berlin, Germany Runner-up
Sander Bos 24 Hasselt, Belgium 3rd
Megan Smith 38 Kansas City, Kansas, U.S. 4th
Ji Won Choi 26 Moore, Oklahoma, U.S. 5th
Rinat Brodach 35 Gan Yavne, Israel 6th
Sabato Russo 64 Milan, Italy 7th
Will Riddle 31 Paris, Stark County, Ohio, U.S. 8th
Troy Arnold 34 New York City, New York, U.S. 9th
Joshua Hupper 38 Columbus, Ohio, U.S. 10th
Martha Gottwald 28 Richmond, Virginia, U.S. 11th
Jasmine Chong 31 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 12th


No. in
TitleOriginal release date [4]
11"Heidi and Tim Are Back"March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
22"Haute Couture"March 27, 2020 (2020-03-27)
33"Collaboration"April 3, 2020 (2020-04-03)
44"Fight For Your Life"April 3, 2020 (2020-04-03)
55"Streetwear"April 10, 2020 (2020-04-10)
66"Opposing Forces"April 10, 2020 (2020-04-10)
77"Digital Marketing Campaign"April 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
88"Brand Evolution"April 17, 2020 (2020-04-17)
99"Pop Up Shop"April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)
1010"The Winner: The Next Global Brand"April 24, 2020 (2020-04-24)

Designer progress[edit]

Designer Episodes Eliminated
1 2 3[a] 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Jonny IN LOW HIGH WIN HIGH HIGH WIN LOW WIN WINNER 10 - The Winner: The Next Global Brand
Sander IN IN WIN IN IN[b] WIN HIGH HIGH OUT 9 - Pop Up Shop
Megan IN IN HIGH HIGH IN IN HIGH OUT 8 - Brand Evolution
Ji Won HIGH HIGH[c] IN IN IN LOW OUT 7 - Digital Marketing Campaign
Rinat IN IN IN IN WIN OUT 6 - Opposing Forces
Sabato IN IN WIN IN OUT 5 - Streetwear
Will IN IN LOW OUT 4 - Fight For Your Life
Joshua IN IN OUT 3 - Collaboration
Martha LOW OUT 2 - Haute Couture
Jasmine OUT 1 - Heidi and Tim Are Back
  1. ^ This was a team challenge so there were two winners for the winning looks.
  2. ^ Despite not being given a critique, Heidi informed Sander that his looks were not accessible and should be moving forward.
  3. ^ Heidi informed Ji Won that her "Accessible" look would also be manufactured and be available to purchase on Amazon after an Amazon Fashion representative saw her look and liked it.
  The designer won the Making The Cut Season 1.
  The designer won the challenge.
  The designer had some of the best looks for the challenge but did not win.
  The designer received feedback but was deemed safe.
  The designer was deemed safe and did not receive feedback.
  The designer had some of the worst looks of the challenge but did not get eliminated.
  The designer was originally going to be eliminated, but the judges changed their mind.
  The designer was eliminated from the competition.


On September 7, 2018, it was announced that Klum and Gunn would be leaving Project Runway to develop a fashion reality television series for Amazon Prime Video.[5]

On June 26, 2019, it was announced that the series would be called Making the Cut and that Campbell, Richie, Roitfeld and Altuzarra would be judges on the show.[1][2]

The series is executive produced by Klum, Gunn, Sara Rea, Page Feldman and Jennifer Love through SKR Productions.[1]

On March 2, 2021, the series was renewed for a second season.[6]


  1. ^ a b c Petski, Denise (June 26, 2019). "Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn's Amazon Fashion Competition Series Gets Title, Naomi Campbell & Nicole Richie Among Judges". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  2. ^ a b Real, Evan (June 26, 2019). "Amazon Unveils Judges, Title of Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn's Fashion Competition Series". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved June 26, 2019.
  3. ^ "Amazon Original Series "Making the Cut" Hosted by Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn to Premiere March 27th on Amazon Prime Video". The Futon Critic. January 14, 2020.
  4. ^ "Making the Cut – Listings". The Futon Critic. Retrieved February 28, 2020.
  5. ^ Andreeva, Nellie (September 7, 2018). "Heidi Klum & Tim Gunn Exit 'Project Runway', Team With Amazon For New Fashion Reality Series". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 7, 2018.
  6. ^ Del Rosario, Alexandra (March 2, 2021). "'Making The Cut' Renewed For Season 2 By Amazon; Winnie Harlow & Jeremy Scott Join Fashion Competition Series As Judges". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved March 3, 2021.

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