Crowned Fan Favorite during sixth season of Project Runway in 2009, self-taught designer Christopher Straub didn’t put on airs, he just went back home to Shakopee, Minnesota, and put on his Midwestern work ethic.
In addition to design, Straub works as the spokesperson for Mall of America and a regular on such local shows as The Jason Show, Twin Cities Live, and Fox 9 Buzz. He’s also an author, illustrator, and toy developer for a series of children’s books with his latest title being The UnAbominable Yodi.
Straub is, also, a passionate fundraiser. He developed an eponymous line for maurices, the national women’s clothing chain, that helped raise more than $400,000 for causes including the American Cancer Society, Child Neurology Foundation, Make-A-Wish, and the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, among others.
Now a father, Christopher and his husband, Ronnie Cooper, adopted two sons in the summer of 2016.