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Plus-Size Designer Ashley Nell Tipton Wins 'Project Runway'

Making history (and beautiful clothes).

Major congratulations are in order for Ashley Nell Tipton! The 24-year-old designer is this season's "Project Runway" winner.

Any fan of the reality show looks forward to its finale, but this time around was especially exciting. Tipton is the first ever plus-size designer to win in the show's 14-season run.

Tipton, who was also the first to show a plus-size collection during the "Project Runway" show at New York Fashion Week, was a force to be reckoned with all season, garnering the support of the likes of Rachel Zoe and Nina Garcia along the way.

The news marks a truly exciting step toward equality. While many aspects of the industry have started to welcome body diversity, the runway is still a place where it is widely absent.

Now, thanks to Tipton, who said in the interview below that she has to "constantly remind herself" that she just won "Project Runway," the future of those runways is looking a bit brighter.

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