Updated 09:41 AM EST, Mon, Dec 06, 2021

'Project Runway' Season 14 Premiere Date & Contestants: Bella Thorne Cast as Guest Judge

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Bella Thorne landed a spot as one of the guest judges of "Project Runway" Season 14.

Other guest judges of the show consist of Ashley Tisdale, Kiernan Shipka, Ciara, Tracee Ellis Ross, Coco Rocha, Paula Patton, Shiri Appleby, Constance Zimmer, Mel B., Lisa Petty, and Hannah Davis, Twist Magazine listed. The fashion show's 14th season will air in Lifetime on Thursday, August 9, at 9 PM ET/PT.

On Instagram, Thorne wrote: "Proud to be part of Season 14 Project Runway! Had a great time as a guest judge! Season premieres in August. #AufWiedersehen #OneDayYoureInAndTheNextDayYoureOut."

The winner of "Project Runway" will receive $100,000 to launch his/her own business. Tim Gunn will be returning for Season 14 as mentor. As per Entertainment Weekly, fashion hopefuls for the upcoming season include:

Amanda Perna from Delray Beach, Florida

Ashley Nell Tipton from San Diego

Blake Patterson from Los Angeles

Candice Cuoco from San Francisco

David Giampiccolo from Los Angeles

Duncan Chambers-Watson from Christchurch, New Zealand

Edmond Newton from Atlanta

Gabrielle Arruda from Brooklyn, New York

Hanmiao Yang from New York

Jake Wall from San Francisco

Joseph Poli from Las Vegas

Kelly Dempsey from Boston

Laurie Underwood from Chicago

Lindsey Creel from Austin, Texas

Merline Labissiere from Savannah, Georgia

Swapnil Shinde from Mumbai, India

Bella Thorne Takes on Body Shaming

In an interview with Perez Hilton, Thorne, 17, called out body shamers and urged people to be confident about their physical appearances.

"It's interesting that in LA it [showing skin] is so frowned upon and I think that's wrong," the actress explained, as reported by Hollywire. "I just never got it being raised in a household where we never body shamed anybody... We don't take offense to it, maybe it's just a Miami thing."

Thorne, who starred in this year's "The Duff," advised others "to post what you want" on social media. "If you're confident and comfortable about your body beauty then go ahead and show it to the world, because you have the freedom to do so," she continued, as quoted by Hollywire.

Thorne is set to star alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger as the leads of "The Midnight Sun," a young adult adaptation film based on a 2006 Japanese movie that centers on 17-year-old Katie, a girl who suffers from a disease that makes her skin highly sensitive to sunlight that even small exposures could be fatal, Deadline reported.

Scott Speer is directing "The Midnight Sun" from a script written by Eric Kirsten, Deadline added.

Thorne recently appeared on MTV's TV adaptation of "Scream," Mirror wrote. The young actress also has roles in two upcoming horror films: "Home Invasion" and "Amityville: The Reawakening," Detroit Free Press reported.

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