"Runway": Family Affair, Part 1
For anyone wondering why I have so much love for “Project Runway,” you should check out tonight’s encore of last week’s episode “Everyday Woman.”
It didn’t end at all like I would’ve wanted; but it’s a great example of why this show is the best reality show on TV and should’ve walked away with the Emmy last night.
The designers are told that their challenge is to design for the everyday woman. But when the models come out, the everyday women are the designers’ mothers and sisters. The designers are so excited that they don’t notice that Heidi is holding the velvet bag that she uses to draw their names. You guessed it. The designers must choose a model—but not their own relative.
Michael, as the reigning winner, got to choose first and he, of course, chose Robert’s sister, the most model-looking of the group. Not surprisingly, all of the skinnier models were snapped up quickly. And in the most delicious twist of fate I’ve ever seen on this show, Jeffrey ended up with the mother of the designer he hates most—Angela.
I think Jeffrey summed it up best when he said, “God decided to get drunk today” (I would've went with something a little less disrespectful like "what goes around comes around," but you get the idea.).
I can’t help but think there were no names on the buttons Heidi drew from the bag and the producers were actually feeding her the names so that Jeffrey would end up with Angela’s mom, Darlene. It’s not long into the episode before they have a major clash, instigated by—of all people—Tim Gunn.
Meanwhile, the designers with plus-size women struggle to get the proportions right, and one designer accidentally tells her mother she’s pregnant.
It all leads up to a fun runway that ends in tears for more than one designer…and Tim Gunn…and me, for that matter.
The encore of “Project Runway” airs tonight (Monday) at 7 p.m. and again Wednesday at 9 p.m. on Bravo.