09/28/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Project Runway's Kenley Collins: "Jail Inspired Me!"

Then in March 2008, the budding designer landed in jail for two days after allegedly assaulting her fiance by throwing things at him-- including a cat and a laptop. But, Kenley made the best of her situation. "Jail inspired me!" she says. "It made me appreciate freedom. As soon as I got out I made a kick-ass line and did a photo shoot with 10 of my pieces.