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People sometimes forget that buried inside wee Christian Siriano is an even smaller businessman, but Robin Givhan used this weekend's Washington Post to remind us. "As the reality show victor, he won $100,000 to launch his collection, but after taxes it was closer to $50,000 and most of that went into the bank because 'I've always had good money sense,' he says. Instead, in addition to the money brought in from his book, he has used cash earned from freelance work with brands such as Payless to finance his modest line." [WaPo]