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'Project Runway': LI's Christopher Palu rules

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in season 10 of Project Runway, here, posing in his home workroom with one of his dresses. (Oct. 4, 2012) Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu, from Massapequa, is a finalist on Season 10 of "Project Runway." He watches every Thursday night with family and friends at his home Long Island and gets support from his mother's co-workers at A.C. Moore in Bethpage.

Christopher Palu, a finalist in season 10 of
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu, a finalist in season 10 of Project Runway, sketches in his bedroom in Massapequa. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in season 10 of Project Runway, here, posing in his home workroom with one of his dresses. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Fashion illustrations by Christoper Palu of Massapequa, a
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Fashion illustrations by Christoper Palu of Massapequa, a finalist in this season's "Project Runway." (Oct. 4, 2012)

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in season 10 of "Project Runway," and on his desk is a sketch he made of his fellow contestants. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in season 10 of Project Runway, here, showing some of his illustrations. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Palu as a teen with some of his
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Palu as a teen with some of his early fashion illustrations.

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in season 10 of Project Runway, here shown as a little boy. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa is a finalist in season 10 of "Project Runway," here, in a family photo of him as a young boy, drawing in his sketchbook. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

"I got my personality from Long Island. I'm loud, fun and creative," says Christoper Palu, a finalist on this season's "Project Runway." (Oct. 4, 2012)

Christopher Palu from Massapequa, a finalist in Season
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa, a finalist in Season 10 of “Project Runway”, sketches in his bedroom. (Oct. 4, 2012)

Christopher Palu from Massapequa, a finalist in season
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Christopher Palu from Massapequa, a finalist in season 10 of Project Runway, shares dinner with his family before the current episode airs. From left, foreground, are friends Rob Aquila, Linda Luckmann from Bethpage, Chris Palu and sister Katie Palu, and far right, mother Joann Palu (hardly pictured). (Oct. 4, 2012)

Team Christopher fans -- many of whom work
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Team Christopher fans -- many of whom work with Palu's mom at A.C. Moore in Bethpage, can be seen in their "Palunatics" T-shirts.

Every Thursday when
Photo Credit: Barbara Alper

Every Thursday when "Project Runway" airs, staff at A.C. Moore in Bethpage (where Christopher Palu's mother works) don their "Team Christopher" T-shirts. From left are Leslie Smith, Christine Thearle, Carol Engel, Onelia Sorrentino, Margaret Zrebak and Lisa Migone. (Oct. 4, 2012)

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