As the former Miss Trinidad and Tobago, Anya Ayoung-Chee was already recognized internationally for her beauty. But now the Project Runway Season 9 winner wants the beautiful things she creates to find their way overseas.
Throughout the competition, the designer inspired viewers with her can-do attitude. She decided to pursue her fashion dreams after the tragic death of her brother Pilar. Although she had some local success in the Caribbean for her designs, she took the next step and learned to sew four months before applying for and being cast on Project Runway.
After weeks of challenges and months to create a collection, the final four Project Runway designers converged at New York's fashion week to prove which of them could make it work the best.
Here's a look at how the runway battle went down:
Collection: It showed her typical use of bold jewel tones, shiny and sparkly weightier fabrics, the "not a bow" detailing and humongous handmade hoop earrings. The cuts were very geometric with some interesting asymmetrical cuts and one shoulder and back details. The lady knows how to tailor, that's for certain, and...
Zachary Levi, Yvonne Strahovski
Before we eat that last footlong and pour a 40-ounce soft drink out on the curb, there are 13 more episodes of Chuck left in its fifth and final season, kicking off Friday (8/7c on NBC).
Much has happened to our titular Nerd Herder-turned-spy and his friends, family and fellow agents in the past four seasons. And for the most part, we're fairly satisfied. We've seen Chuck (Zachary Levi) come into his own as a spy and as a man by finally marrying Sarah (Yvonne Strahovski). We've met his butt-kicking parents (Linda Hamilton, Scott Bakula), saw Ellie and Awesome (Sarah Lancaster, Ryan McPartlin) have a baby and even witnessed Morgan (Josh Gomez) find romance.
Maggie Q, Shane West, David Keith
Nikita is going to deal with daddy issues.
Shane West sat down with TVGuide.com to tease Friday's episode of Nikita, "343 Walnut Lane" (8/7c on The CW), and confirms that the Cassandra (Helena Matsson) story line isn't over yet. [Spoilers! If you haven't seen the previous episode, "Looking Glass" yet, it's best to not read further.]
Chef Spike Mendelsohn may have competed on Bravo's culinary reality show Top Chef -- twice -- but he still didn't expect to be recruited for Food Network's Next Iron Chef: Super Chefs, which premieres Sunday at 9/8c.
"I got the phone call out of nowhere. I was actually quite surprised," Mendelsohn tells TVGuide.com. "I didn't expect them to cast me as part of this crew, alongside the other ones. I was definitely honored to have the opportunity. There are a lot of chefs involved that I look up to and I follow their careers. To be standing next to them, was kind of like, 'OK, you made it.'"
The ThunderCats are back, and guess what? So are the Ro-Bear Berbils!
After a brief hiatus, Lion-O and company continue their search for the scattered three stones. On Friday's episode, "Berbils" (8:30/7:30c on Cartoon Network), they encounter a village of robot bears who ask the ThunderCats to help save them from a slave trader who wants to use them for their technical and construction skills.
Poor Kate. It's difficult to juggle a love life when you're a jet-setting stewardess and undercover spy. Luckily, Goran Visnjic, who once played Dr. Luka Kovac on ER, has the remedy for Pan Am's lovelorn flight attendant.
Beginning Sunday (10/9c on ABC), Visnjic will play debonair Yugoslavian diplomat Niko Lonza, who takes a personal interest in Kate (Kelli Garner) on a flight from New York to Monte Carlo. The precocious redhead has had a hard time of it lately; the CIA put her on notice for disobeying orders and her...
James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter
Charisma Carpenter fell under the Supernatural casting department's spell when they asked her to play a witch, but the real magic happened once she found out who would play her on-screen husband.
"I got a call from my manager saying that there was interest from Supernatural inviting me to do an episode," Carpenter tells TVGuide.com. "I thought that was a great idea and went forward with it. And then I found out after that James [Marsters] was going to be part of it too, and then it just got super tasty."
Shane West, Helena Mattsson
Cassandra is blonde, beautiful... and on Nikita fans' most-hated list.
In Friday's episode, "Looking Glass" (8/7c, The CW), Michael (Shane West) looks up Cassandra (Helena Mattsson), a woman he had "romanced" as part of a mission for Division back in the day. Wait, what does he want with her now that he's with Nikita (Maggie Q)?
Relative newcomer Taylor Wily has become a familiar face on Hawaii Five-0, even if that face has been superimposed on the body of a shrimp.
The former sumo wrestler and Hawaii native plays Kamekona, an island local who sometimes acts as an informant for Five-0 when he's not pursuing his own entrepreneurial endeavors. His latest venture is running a shrimp truck, which is adorned with graphics of disconcerting Kamekona-shrimp hybrids. Using his own image has been one of Kamekona's marketing ploys since the beginning of the series when he printed his face on t-shirts to advertise his shave ice business.