Santino Quinto Rice (born August 20, 1974) is an American fashion designer and television personality. He is best known for his appearances on the reality television programs Project Runway, Ru Paul's Drag Race, and On the Road with Austin and Santino.In 2005, Rice participated as a contestant on the second season of the Bravo reality show Project Runway, in which fashion designers compete against each other in various design-related challenges, judged by a panel of industry experts. He won two challenges, including one in which the designers created red carpet dresses for Nicky Hilton, and on three other occasions, his designs scored among the top three.This graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology also studied at the Art Students League of New York.
He was also asked by MTV VJ Su Chin Pak to design her dress for the 2006 MTV Movie Awards. He gained fame for being a contestant in the first season reality TV series "Project Runway”, and for his signature style.Unfortunately, he was eliminated during the 9th episode, wherein the designers were tasked to create a red carpet dress for reporter Nancy O’Dell.He also designs clothes for the theatre, in addition to joining fellow Project Runway contestant Santino Rice in their own show. Austin is also one of the contestants on Project Runway All Stars.2012 Project Runway All Stars2010 On the Road with Austin & Santino (TV series) 2004-2008 Project Runway (TV series) 2006 Project Jay (TV documentary) 2005 All-Star Reality Reunion (TV movie) 2005 Battle of the Network Reality Stars (TV series) 2005 Behind the Bash (TV series) 1996 Caress of the Vampire 2"I would just love to sort of set an example, for any dreamer, maybe not the most popular kid in school, or just anyone who's different, but who has a dream, to always stick to that dream, no matter how many times people tell you to walk a certain way, or talk a certain way, or act a certain way, dress a certain way, design a certain way.You can't listen to that, you have to be true to yourself.A man of “many” rules, Ned has one policy - “No trapping and no killing” (okay that’s two policies technically).