By Jeff Sherman Staff Writer Published Aug 23, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Milwaukeean Erica Milde is one of the models featured on the new Lifetime reality series, "Models of the Runway."  The new show is a companion series to season six of "Project Runway."  Each week, one model is sent home.  Milde survived week one and finished second in fan voting on  

Milde grew up in Chicago but was born in Milwaukee and now lives in Milwaukee's Fifth Ward. According to several sources the MIAD graduate currently works as a photo stylist for props and sets and, of course, as a model. A tour of the model's home is here.  

Milde's first local modeling gig was for info magazine and she's walked the runway at the annual Lela Fashion Show in the Historic Third Ward.  This year's Lela (owned by my wife) event is Sept. 12, but Milde has not yet been confirmed.  

Designer Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, another Milwaukee resident, also is featured on the new season of "Project Runway."  The Chicago native currently works for Kohl's but was living in Minneapolis when the show was taped.  

"Project Runway" and "Models of the Runway" air online and on Lifetime on Thursdays at 9 p.m.

Jeff Sherman Staff Writer

A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.

He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.

Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts.  He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.  

He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.

He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.