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'Project Runway' Contestant Seriously Injured

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Jul 14, 2006 | 4:46am EDT

A contestant on the latest season of Project Runway was seriously injured by a New York City bus near the climax of the fashion reality show.

Hungarian model Jia Santos, real name Eliza Jakubek, was struck by a bus while cycling to the Heidi Klum-hosted program's studio.

The 18-year-old's agent, Avenue Models' Javier Hernandez, tells the New York Daily News, "She was dragged underneath the bus.

"She fractured her skull and her eye socket and was in critical condition for three days. Now she has been in intensive care for a month.

"Everyone from the show has been really supportive and offered their help to get her parents a visa to visit her in the hospital and work on a benefit for her."

After waking up in hospital, Hernandez's first words were, "Am I still on Project Runway?"

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