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Korto Momolu Bio, Age, Husband, Net Worth, Project Runway

In 2023, Korto Momolu returned to Project Runway. Who is she? Is she married? Who is her husband? What about her net worth? The answer unfolds as this article.

Korto Momolu On Project Runway All-Star Season 20

Project Runway premiered its season 20 in June 2023. She previously appeared on season 5 of the show and is now competing again in hopes that she can secure the grand prize and the title of this season.

It was the first episode of the show that she watched enticed her to compete in one herself. She told Alle, “I was hooked. I knew it was meant for me to be on the show.”

Besides winning the show, season 20 also became the opportunity for her to “showcase my work to a new audience and era of fashion/Project Runway fans.” For her celebrating the 20th season “was truly a gift and blessing to be included in the top 14 with some of my all-time Project Runway faves.”

For her, this season was all about business. She added, “Win or lose it was about representing for my “girl,” the Culture, staying true to my aesthetic and always representing myself as real and authentic as possible.”

How Much Is Korto Momolu Net Worth?

Korto Momolu has a net worth of under $1.5 million. Her passion sparked for designing started with a Barbie doll that she received when she was 10 years old. Korto stated, “After a few cuts and stitches, I had my first collection.” However, it was in grade 11 that her interest in fashion shifted from art to fashion design.

Korto is an Ottawa, Ontario native and a graduate of the L’Academies des Couturiers Design Institute [he moved to Canada in 1990 after the coup in Liberia]. In 2006, Korto established her own collection while working as a freelance fashion designer. She expanded her professional network by applying for and being accepted into the fifth season of Project Runway on Bravo TV.

Audiences responded favorably to Korto’s key distinctive fusion of color and diversity in style and presentation throughout the season, in addition to her outspoken energy. In the end, it brought her the title of “fan favorite” and, at the end of the season, the position of first runner-up.

The Korto Momolu brand has grown over the years to include designing uniforms for the Walton Family Museum (Crystal Bridges), producing an eco-friendly jewelry line for the Smithsonian museum stores, designing an accessory line for Dillard’s Incorporated department stores, acting as the ambassador for Cheerios for Shoprite Partners in Caring’s “Knock Out Hunger” campaign, and lending her time and expertise to countless charitable and philanthropic endeavors.

Korto debuted during New York Fashion Week’s SS2009 season as one of the “Top 5 Designers to Watch,” and since then, she has been featured in several national and international newspapers and on numerous television programs. The cannabis industry organization Women Grow and Korto collaborated in the fall of 2019 to promote female leadership in the sector.

At NYFW for the SS20 shows, the Korto Momolu for Women Grow line was created and displayed. The product range featured eco-friendly materials including hemp and cork.

Per LinkedIn, Korto is working in the role of Creative Design Director at Korto Momolu Originals. Visit her shop for more information about her designs and their costs.

Korto Momolu Age

Korto Momolu is 48 years old as of the time of this article in 2023. She was born in 1975.

Korto Momolu Husband

Korto Momolu is happily married to her husband Benny Briggs. The designer and her husband have been married since 1999. The couple celebrated their 24th wedding anniversary in January 2023. By trade, Benny is a barber. He himself turned 47 years old in August 2022.

The married couple are parents to two children. Her daughter is named Alyse Nahmbia. Korto shared that Alyse has been a huge influence on her career and her work. He said, “I wanted to make clothes for the girl who was always forgotten. Honestly, it was for me and women that looked like me. I needed to make clothing that also included me and my body type and my culture. It needed to reflect what I now call my “Rah Rah Rah.” The essence of Korto.”

Alyse is a graduate of the Class of 2022. She turned 19 years old in March 2023.

Furthermore, the couple also has a son named Cameron Kezele Briggs who she welcomed in April 2014. He turned 9 years old in April 2023.

How Tall Is Korto Momolu?

Korto Momolu stands tall at a height above 5 feet 7 inches.

Korto Momolu Family

According to Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Korto Momolu is one of the four children of Mary and Clarence Momolu.

Related FAQs

  • When Is Korto Momolu Birthday?

Korto Momolu celebrates her birthday on 2 February.

  • Is Korto Momolu On Instagram?

Yes, Korto is available on Instagram (@kortomomolu), YouTube (@kortomomolu5881), Facebook (@kortomomolu), Twitter (@kortomomolu), and Cameo (@kortomomolu).

  • Where Is Korto Momolu From?

Korto was born in Monrovia, Liberia, and lived there with her parents and sibling there until 1990. Then, the family moved to Canada in 1990 during the middle of a nasty civil war in the West African Country. Korto is living in Little Rock, Arkansas. She has been living there for nearly 24 years.

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