“Project Runway” is over and Christian Siriano is in. Just like I thought last week that the fix was in to keep Chris out of the final three I also think the fix was subconsciously in for Christian to win the whole thing. As long as he didn’t send a bunch of rags down the runway, the judges had already decided he was the one they wanted to represent the show as winner.
Not that he isn’t talented, because the kid is a star in the making, but his youth—he’s the youngest winner ever at twenty-one—his attitude, and his unique personal style, in addition to his designs, are what put him over the top. Poor Rami and Jillian never really had a chance.
That’s too bad, because if it had been up to me, I would have picked Jillian. Rami’s stuff was wonderful, but there was a versatility in Jillian’s line that I thought made it a better line overall. Unfortunately, Jillian’s problem, despite her wonderful designs, was that she came across as a boring personality. As much as I loved her clothes, personality-wise, I wanted her to be more jazzy, pizzazy. And fair or not, it affected what I thought about her clothes. And if it affected me, who doesn’t have their whole life and career invested in this show, then just imagine how much it influenced Heidi and company.
So that’s why Christian, the wunderkind was the choice and I can’t complain too much ’cause the kid’s got major talent. But it did my heart good to see that after a season of mucho attitude, he was the one who sobbed like a baby when Heidi announced him as the winner. Not so much attitude then, huh?
And by the way, that “fierce this” and “fierce that” that everyone’s giving him credit for, anyone who watches “America’s Next Top Model” knows he stole that from Tyra Banks. She probably stole it from someone else, but anyone who’s watched “ANTM” knows that Tyra is the Queen of Fierce.
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