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Meghan Elisse Mahowald

Age: 17

City: Redondo Beach

Performing Arts Background: "I started singing lessons at the age of six, and from then on I started doing musicals and writing music. Then I auditioned and was accepted into the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts, where I take music theory classes and do musicals with the Musical Theatre Ensemble as well as operas with the Full Circle Opera Program."

Runway MMC Image: "Well my clothing line is labeled as the 'Brazen Rocker.' My style is very fun in the sense that I can pretty much wear whatever I want. I work with the design team to create an edgy look with a hint of 'bad girl,' yet the line also offers clothes that can be dressed up for nicer occasions. I wear a lot of black, perform in boots and always go with a smokey eye. It's so much fun!"

Designer Background: "I've grown up at my mom's factory; it has always been my second home, so fashion definitely plays a big part in my life. Even though I grew up around all the fashion designers and pattern makers, there is still so much I can learn and am very excited to do so."

Top Five Musical Inspirations: "Hayley Williams, the lead singer of Paramore – amazing songwriter and unbelievable vocals. Katy Perry – love her sound and outgoing style. The Sounds – hot music. Gwen Stefani in her No Doubt days and Kelly Clarkson, the way she sings makes you feel her pain."

Ten Years From Now... "Ten years from now? That's a long time."

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