kara laricks fashion star winner 'Fashion Star' winner: Kara Laricks, Ronnie Escalante or Nzimiro Oputa, who took home the prize?“Fashion Star” crowned its first winner Tuesday night (May 15) on NBC. After 10 weeks and six sales before the finale, Kara Laricks was crowned the winner. She will have her collection featured in the buyers’ stores – H&M, Macy’s and Saks Fifth Avenue. In fact, Laricks will be at the Fifth Avenue H&M location Wednesday, May 16 at 10 a.m. ET to officially launch her line. A big congratulations to Kara, especially after being in the Bottom 2 in week one. She’s come a long way.

The runner-up was Ronnie Escalante, who made four sales over the course of the season for a grand total of $420,000. Third place went to Nzimiro Oputa, who made five sales for $320,000 total over the season.

Did you enjoy the first season of “Fashion Star”? Will you be tuning in again next fall to NBC”s newest reality series? And we have to know – did you buy any of the fashions? Have you gotten them yet? Please let us know in the comments!

Posted by:Andrea Reiher

TV critic by way of law school, Andrea Reiher enjoys everything from highbrow drama to clever comedy to the best reality TV has to offer. Her TV heroes include CJ Cregg, Spencer Hastings, Diane Lockhart, Juliet O'Hara and Buffy Summers. TV words to live by: "I'm a slayer, ask me how."