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Kelly From The Deli Is The “Project Runway” Designer That Will Stay In Our Hearts Forever

Excuse me, it's Designer Kelly From the Deli now.

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So many congrats to Ashley Nell Tipton for being the first ever Project Runway winner to win with a plus-size collection...

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...But there's someone else we need to talk about: Kelly Dempsey, aka Kelly from the Deli.

(Because she worked in a deli.)
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(Because she worked in a deli.)

She might be the runner-up of Season 14 but, for many fans, the brightly-colored Bostonian is number one in our hearts.

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Not only was she the contestant with the most wins throughout the competition, but she was constantly applauded for getting better and better every week.

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Just look at some of her fierce as fuck designs from New York Fashion Week.

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Frazer Harrison / Via Getty Images
Frazer Harrison / Via Getty Images

I mean, come on, she made Heidi Klum believe that fanny packs are fashion forward.

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But for everyone who was Team #KellyFromTheDeli, you can rest your heavy hearts because, knowing the queen of bling, she's probably already moved on to her next masterpiece.

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