I was such a die-hard fan of ...
I was such a die-hard fan of Project Runway
until the episode when they kicked off Alison
instead of Vincent
. To make decisions based on drama (Vincent and Angela
) and not on talent (Alison and Michael
) just turned me off. I find Tim Gunn
's explanation of kicking Keith
off for having pattern books a joke now. There is no integrity on that show when they send away someone who has far more talent than that boy. I can already foresee kooky Vincent making it to the final three because they need another Wendy Pepper
or Santino Rice
to become the talentless underdog who causes drama every week.Answer:
I agree that Vincent should have been booted instead of Alison — and even worse in my mind was robbing Jeffrey
of the win that week, favoring Michael's blander design. But I don't see Vincent as anywhere near as dynamic a love-to-hate character as Santino or Wendy. He is bizarre, and maybe the judges are just fascinated by him for some reason. Still, I don't feel nearly as manipulated as I did when Santino was kept on way too long, and even then, I wouldn't dream of giving up on the show. As for kicking off Keith: I totally bought it. No way would the judges or producers have wanted him to leave that early, not with that talent (and that attitude). He broke the rules, and while I don't know enough about design to understand why pattern books give someone a big advantage, it clearly means something to the contestants. So while I'd never accuse any reality show of having a surplus of integrity, I have to applaud Project Runway
for sticking to its guns — or Gunn, I suppose — this time.