Korto Momolu

Also Known As: Korto Momolu • Born: 5/30/1974

Korto Momolu, born on May 30, 1974, in Monrovia, Liberia, is a fashion designer and TV personality celebrated for her vibrant designs. She rose to fame as a finalist on “Project Runway” Season 5. Inspired by her African roots, her designs garnered acclaim for their bold, vibrant, and diverse approach with a unique aesthetic. Even after “Project Runway,” Korto continued to showcase her collections at prestigious events, blending cultural influences with bold colors and intricate patterns. Beyond fashion, she advocates for positive change, championing diversity and representation. Korto’s influence extends beyond the runway, inspiring emerging designers and shaping conversations about inclusivity in the fashion industry.

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Cultural Influence

Korto Momolu’s design aesthetic is deeply rooted in her African heritage. Her creations often feature vibrant colors, traditional patterns, and a celebration of cultural diversity.

Post-Project Runway

Korto’s appearance on “Project Runway” boosted her career. Her unique and inclusive design approach earned her praise in the fashion industry.


Korto is an active advocate and philanthropist, promoting positive change in areas of diversity, representation, and empowerment.

Height: 5’9″ (175 cm)

Nationality: Liberian

Show(s): Project Runway

Network(s): Bravo

Guest Appearances: The Mo’Nique Show

Zodiac Sign: Gemini

Children: Alyse Nahmbia

Father: N/A

Mother: N/A

Siblings: N/A

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