In the season finale of STYLISTA, Johanna, a China Military Analyst from Washington, DC, was awarded the grand prize, which includes a paid editorial position at Elle magazine, a paid lease on a great apartment in Manhattan, and a clothing allowance at H&M, all for one year, valued at $100,000.
This season on STYLISTA, eleven aspiring fashion enthusiasts vied for a much-coveted editorial job with Elle magazine. They worked as assistants to Elle’s Fashion News Director, Anne Slowey, a demanding but well-respected fashion icon. The competitors carried out an assistant task and a fashion editorial assignment in each episode.
Each week, in consultation with Elle’s Creative Director, Joe Zee, Anne fired one person, until Johanna, the last assistant standing, was “promoted” to the coveted real-life job opportunity. In the finale, the contestants interviewed with Roberta Myers, editor-in-chief of Elle magazine. For their final challenge, the contestants designed a cover featuring Grammy-winner Eve.