Project Runway vs. America's Next Top Model
Finally, the finale. Fashion Week was over a month ago, and after the most dragged-out season in Project Runway's short history, we finally have a winner. After all the drama surrounding Jeffrey's garments, it turned out the most scandalous thing was that he was over budget by a mere $200, a situation that was easily rectified by ditching his ugly wigs and substituting a pair of shorts (for which he couldn't find a receipt) with a skirt he whipped up at the eleventh hour. I, like many people, had been rooting for Michael going into the finale, but after seeing the runway photos on the wires, I knew he was toast. I'm not even going to comment on it, because I was just so disappointed. What a letdown. I also, after seeing the pictures last month, figured Jeffrey would win--his collection was the most focused but also showed the most range. And fashion editors are always suckers for the rock star look. I think Laura could've benefitted from showing some daytime clothes mixed in with the eveningwear, as her show came across as pretty one-note to me. And while I knew Jeffrey would win, I was really rooting for Uli, because I simply thought her collection was the most wearable--as in, I'd wear everything in it. Oh well. I'm just glad the show is over and my Wednesday-night TV viewing can be focused solely on Lost and...

...America's Next Top Model! I must say, this season is keeping me guessing. I thought for sure the producers would keep bitchy Monique around for awhile, but she got the boot two weeks ago. Meg (last week's exit) was a bit more obvious. And while Melrose definitely has that kooky, Lisa-from-season-four thing going on, she's definitely entertaining, and I hate to admit it, but she's growing on me. My question is, why does this girl want to be a model? She should be an actress, or, as she proved tonight, a TV personality! We also now have a little bisexual subplot, as tomboy twin Michelle announced today that she's "confused" about her sexuality (which means she's gay). Props to the twins' mom for being supportive during her rather awkward, abrupt and strangely timed coming out; and props to Michelle herself, whom, I'm guessing, was probably forced to come out over the phone after the producers got wind of her up-in-the-air sexuality. But, honestly, I was a bit shocked that AJ was the one to go this week! Okay, so she wasn't super-enthusiastic (although if I were forced to live with 12 airheads and be humiliated every day by Tyra Banks, I don't know how enthusiastic I'd be either), and she took one bad photo (after so many good ones), but come on! She had an awesome walk and took the best photos, and you're telling me Jaeda has more potential? Well, at least we can take comfort in the fact that AJ will probably get signed by a smart agency and have a long and prosperous career--which is usually more than you can say for the winner.

1 comment

shopdiary said...

i couldn't agree more. everything you said here re: project runway and antm jives with what i've meant to say on my blog but didn't.