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Saturday, November 21, 2009

PRJNCT: End of the Road

I know. It's been like 10 years since you've seen a new edition of Project Runway: JNCT. I've been a terrible blogger. But I didn't want to interfere with the real Project Runway on TV! Well, now that it's over (Congrats Irina??), it's time to bring it back!

Well, the final collections are FINALLY ready to be unveiled! The final three contestants had to work day and night for 3 weeks months and have created very interesting, distinct collections for your viewing pleasure.

But before I unveil the final collections, here's a memory refresher.

This season began with an all-time high of ELEVEN contestants!

As you are surely aware, this promising cast of eleven designers has now been whittled down to the top three. Let's take a look at each designer's PR:JNCT history.

Stevie / Belinda Cosgrove


This season, Stevie/Belinda Cosgrove's designer has made it to the final round of the competition without making much of a splash. The designer was rarely ever in the top or bottom 2, but always had enough votes to make it to the next round. They did win once though:

Their design inspired by the deadly sin of Wrath scored them their only win this season.

While S/BC has been more well-behaved than some other models, during the 2nd challenge, it was revealed that Stevie was once a stripper who performed under the name Belinda Cosgrove.

But S/BC was ready for a serious career, and with a new haircut and a spot on PR:JNCT, she hopes to continue her modeling career. But with only one win (but many singles) under her belt, with S/BC be able to sneak her way into the top spot of the competition?

Time to give our our first award! -- Best (D.I.B.) Picture

This year, many designers made a splash with their DIB (or, designing in boxers) pictures. Based on a complex system (post views, picture views) the award for the Best D.I.B. Picture goes to....

Josh. See his award-winning photo here.



Unlike S/BC, Malaria has worn many winning designs this season. Her designer has won a record-setting FOUR challenges!

Malaria's designer has never been in the bottom two and her designer seems to be on the clear path to victory.

But we all know that Malaria has some issues to sort out....

Will her vices somehow affect the final runway show, ruining her designer's chance for PR:JNCT victory?!

NEXT AWARD! -- The Best and the Worst

As the person who tallies the votes, I notice certain trends. Each week, two people are usually fighting for the top spot, while two others fight for survival; there is rarely a clear-cut loser or winner. But every now and then, a design has been so fab or so drab, that it swept the votes.

And the award for Best Design goes to...

Malaria's Queen of Hearts outfit got voted in the top by every single judge, sweeping the challenge and making PR history. The dress was called beautiful, perfect, and amazing. It's easy to see how this design scored Malaria's designer their fourth win.

And the award for Worst Design goes to...

PR:JNCT contestant Josh submitted this design for Challenge #3, where contestants were asked to design an office look using office supplies. This dress was voted in the bottom by every judge. Mom summed up the judge's feelings toward this dress: "Es un desastre. It looks like a piece of s#!* The bottom looks like granny panties and from behind they have split." Sorry Josh! At least you won the DIB Award.


Beginning with a bold, volumous blue dress and ending with a (bottom 2) form-fitting dress, Clifford's designer has shown their ability to create diverse looks. After being rescued from a dangerous imposter, Clifford has walked the runway proudly, appearing in the top 2 twice, and winning the Maternity Outfit challenge.

But despite winning the second-to-last challenge, Clifford's designer was dangerously close to being eliminated in the final challenge! Will he/she be able to channel the energy that went into the maternity dress, or have they lost their steam?

And now, it's time for the final award: Fan Favorite!

I had my faithful blog readers vote in an online poll for their favorite designer.
And the winner, with 38% of the votes, is....

Malaria's designer!

Congratulations anonymous designer!

Stay tuned.... the final collections are coming your way soon (for real this time!)


vuboq said...

FINALLY! I am so much more excited to see these final collections than I was to see the PR6 (*yawn*) ones.

Congrats to Josh for his DIB win!

Ryan said...

Given how this season went, we wouldn't have minded you interfering with it.

Jere Keys said...

Why is this dated October 31? Are you too ashamed to have it show up on the first page of your blog now?

I'm glad the suspense is almost over.

David said...

Yay! I CANNOT wait for the finale!!!!

that's J-O-S-H said...

YAY! I won two awardz! I'm like Halle Berry winning an Oscar AND a Razzie! Mah dreamz are finally coming truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue!

Adam said...

Yay! I'm so excited for the finale! :)

Congrats to Anonymous Designer for winning Fan Favorite! Enrico totally owes you a car or something.

Josh - You should record an acceptance speech where you thank all the amazing black women who stand beside you: Oprah, Jada Pinkett, Vivica Fox, because this door tonight has been opened! Now go make Catwoman!

Is it dated 10/31 because that's when you started working on this blog post??

hoteltuesday said...

vuboq: I actually liked the collections. They weren't amazing like the Christian/Rami/Jillian show, but they were still pretty good!

Ryan: I guess I'm the only one who liked it.... lol.

Jere: Oops! Adam got it right.

David: Yay! I'm excited that you're excited. Once this is over, you can show your talent on my American Idol: Hotel Tuesday feature!

Josh: OR like Gabourey who is gonna win Best Actress and Best New Artist....

Adam: Why would I send a car for Fan Favorite winner? That's the grand prize!!

Michelle M. said...

Congratulations to all the fan favorite/least favorite winners. But when it comes to Josh's DIB photo, I think we're all the winners.

*And we really did have 3 weeks (not months) to hand in our designs. Which meant we waited until the last week to start. So I hope the judges aren't expecting a 3 month collection. Except from Enrico : P.

john said...

Congratulations to all the award winners! Great post Enrico! I'm also excited to see the finale!

Tam said...

Congrats Josh. And to Malaria's designer for winning fan fave. I like others am looking forward to the big finale.

Craig said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see everyone's collection!

Congratulations to Malaria's designer!

Craig said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see everyone's collection!

Congratulations to Malaria's designer!

Craig said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see everyone's collection!

Congratulations to Malaria's designer!

Craig said...

Woo hoo! Can't wait to see everyone's collection!

Congratulations to Malaria's designer!

Craig said...

Um wow, computer was being weird, and I may have been over eager and clicked the comment button 4 times.

Maybe this makes up for some of my previous lack of commentage!

hoteltuesday said...

Michelle M.: No, I promise I didn't take 3 months. I just started about 2 weeks ago :P Kidding!

john: I'm excited too, but I still wish you stayed around. You would have been in the top 3 for sure.

Tam: I figured it'd be nice to give Josh two awards for not making it very far.

Craig: I hope you like my collection best!

Craig: I hope you like my collection best!

Craig: I hope you like my collection best!

Craig: I hope you like my collection best!

Milo said...


Nathan V said...

I'm so excited! I've been waiting for this for months!

Jacob said...

Wow, these look great! My school sort of does this, but with actual people instead but it's one challenge. Very cool to see all the designers actually in front of your eyes. Love the Barbies.. haha.

Ray Avito said...

I'm shocked that these aren't clothes that are sold along side the dolls as accessories. Very talented folks.

Must learn how to pronounce "Es un desastre!" so I can then pair it with "but you can always take off the skirt and use it as a cape."

Delisa said...

It's about time! lol

Congrats to the winners! I'll see the bottom three designers at judging. Good luck to you all.

Chris D. said...

It is great to be close to getting some closure. :)

Congratulations to Josh on his awards. His DIB photo was very beautiful. :)

Congratulations also to Malaria's designer. I can't wait to see your final collection!

Enrico, thanks for running this competition! I know it is a lot of work to run it, as well as compete in it. Your effort is greatly appreciated. It was fun to be a part of it, and I have really enjoyed seeing the creativity of the designers.