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Project Runway Recap: "The Reunion Special"

Project Runway  After watching the reunion again, in the light of day and not immediately after the finale, I figured out something: I have no interest in recapping this entire thing. So consider this more of a Parade of Screencapped Bitchfaces, or Why I Think I'll Just Recap RuPaul's Drag Race Next Season Instead, Because OOOOOH GURL.

First, if you didn't watch it, let me tell you why that was probably a good call:

1) Nina and Tim hosted. Nina's index cards were not full of her signature jabs but a bunch of producer talking points that amounted to little more than, "AND HOW DID THAT MAKE YOU FEEL?" A lot of you have commented over the season that Nina seemed a little off or sad or at the very least, de-fanged and meh about the proceedings this go-round. That feeling was turned up to 11 during the reunion. And having Tim sit there and face the designers' various grudges toward him gave it an awkward mommy-and-daddy-are-fighting vibe. 

2) The models were there. Oh, God, the MODELS. Look, Powers-That-Be, I don't watch the models' show. I've tuned in every now and then and long-since figured out that I DON'T CARE. I really, really don't care. And having this combo reunion show meant that a good 75% of what we learned or revisited was model-related drama. I really, really, really don't care who switched models and how many times and it seems unfair to paint the designers as being mean or bad people simply because they made a choice that they are allowed to make within the rules confines of a very big life-changing competition

3) Some of our favorites did not come across well, chickens. I'm talking Anthony and Jay especially. But first...

Project Runway Seth Aaron 

Seth Aaron got all of about 15 seconds of screen time, all of which I spent staring at his hair and wishing it would stop doing that. 

Ping Project Runway 

Ping The Walking Talking Etsy Store claimed to forget that she was even on the show and had no idea why people would recognize her in fabric stores like ha ha ha ha hee hee hee hee snort snort. Seriously, there are medications out there for this woman. I just know it. Together, we can find them. She had a whole thing at the end about the abuse she suffered under Jesse's hands during their team challenge and cried buckets about being regarded by him as a crazy bitch. Jesse was like: Uh. Yeah, I'm sorry, but in my defense: Bitch is totally crazy

Emilio Project Runway 

Emilio looked beaten and down and depressed the entire time, but generally came across as Pretty Okay. Not like that was a very hard task, considering some of the shit that goes down later. He asked why his collection didn't win, since the judges liked it, and Nina sais it was more of a read-to-wear line than a real Bryant-Park-worthy collection. Which I agree with, but still can't help but feel like the show has been favoring the former over the latter all season, so I can see why he felt like he'd given the judges a winning show. But he nods and accepts Nina's explanation and then presumably goes back to the Green Room to eat his feelings at Craft Services. 

Project Runway 

Maya was surprised Jay won the hardware store challenge because trash bags aren't that innovative or unconventional. Nina tells Maya what's-what; Maya squinches up her mouth and waves her little fingers around like, WHATEVER. 

Project Runway 

Tim asks the models what outfit they would have loved to wear but didn't. This one (I DUNNO. DON'T CARE.) says Amy's potato-sack dress and Anthony gets ridiculously butthurt and bitchy about it, because OMG, how dare she answer the fucking question. By the end of the show it's impossible to not realize the obvious: Anthony was either given really favorable editing, or his head has grown to enormous proportions after the show aired and he thinks that mean and condescending things sound adorable coming from him. Not so much, Peachycakes. 

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He and Mila were later called on other bitchy things they said and each apologized. Well, Mila apologized and Anthony said something more along the lines of "I'm sorry you're such a bitter bitchy old lady" and something about kidneys. Anthony needs some serious media training, because he just does not come across too well. I WAS ON TEAM MILA THERE FOR A SECOND, YOU GUYS. 

But no one came close to Jay in terms of almost likely single-handedly destroying an entire season of viewer goodwill and career well-wishes. Cerri (one of the models, the Irish one) (I THINK, OR PERHAPS THAT WAS ONE OF THE HEADLESS DRESSFORMS) made some off-hand comment about Jay's style and inability to design for anyone who wasn't a tanned California blond. His response? "That's why I never would hire models with bad teeth and thick legs."

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Ladies of the general shopping-and-garment-purchasing population? I present Jay Nicolas Sario, Smug Jerk, Hater of Thick Legs, Horrible Person. 

And there were also a whole bunch of people on the stage who didn't utter a damn word, and thus left with dignity intact and our memory of them already completely erased. Smell ya next season, betches! 







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Comments

bitchilla

Seth Aaron's hair makes it look like he's wearing ear muffs!

cindy w

I cannot believe that I rooted for Jay during that final Jay vs. Mila stand-off. What a little bitch he turned out to be.

thedutchgirl

TLo's recap of this was right on. Jay was nasty, nasty. And then he was so proud of himself for his nasty comment! Even his own model, who loves him, looked horrified. Cerri, who yes, is the Irish one, was my favorite model on the model show. She came across as fun, mature, clever, and sort of amused at the whole process. And for Jay to be so nasty? Very childish.

chatty cricket

I turned. the damned. show. off. after Jay said that thick legs and bad teeth comment. I MEAN OMG WHAT THE HELL? Boo Jay. Just, you're awful. And I mean that.

TEAM MILA ALL THE WAY NOW WAY AFTER THE FACT.


(And because I turned. the damned. show. off. I missed Maya's answer about why she REALLY left the show. Anything juicy there?)

Suzy Q

Confession: I never really liked Anthony. His southern-fried gayness rubbed me the wrong way.

Jay? No words.

This reunion show? Sucked.

funda62

Glad I didn't bother to find and watch. I hate Mila, anyway and looks like I would have ended up hating lots more of them. When does the next ProRun start? I'm over this one.

funda62

Glad I didn't bother to find and watch. I hate Mila, anyway and looks like I would have ended up hating lots more of them. When does the next ProRun start? I'm over this one.

Mrs. Q.

Oh, Jay. JAY! There go the folks who wished you spanked Nina on part one.

Emilio seemed satisfied with Nina's "but it was a line, not a collection explanation." She said the same damn thing during the finale. Move along, broken-hearted one, because you'll never know.

Love you, Seth Aaron, but ditch the mud flaps!

The single best descriptor: "Ping The Walking Talking Etsy Store." I snorted.

DeLiRon

I enjoyed the show, loved Anthony, hated Jay.




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