'Project Runway' Winner Hawks Miami Beach Condos


Recognize this Project Runway designer? If you do, maybe you want to live where she lives. Every now and then, a new condominium complex needs a marketing boost around the time it first opens its doors. What better way to draw attention than by saying a celebrity (or semi-celebrity) moved in? Sometimes these moves are planned and calculated.

In our February piece "Pamela Anderson Sues Ex for Not Giving Her Condo," we discuss a deal gone awry between the former Baywatch star and her former beau, real estate tycoon Laurence Hallier, who used the blond bombshell to promote his Las Vegas project. In our Sports Stars: From Homebuyers to Renters? we see NBA star Tony Parker, complete with sales brochure in hand, hawking the Du Parc Kempinski Private Residences in Lake Geneva, Switzerland.

Now, in our inbox pops a press release stating that New York-based fashion designer Irina Shabayeva, the 2009 season six winner of Lifetime's Project Runway, recently "toured the new Miami Beach property, Boulan South Beach, ... she left Miami with a beautiful one-bedroom abode at Boulan South Beach."