It’s a muthaf**kin’ walk-off!
“So Zulema, this is also a competition for the models as well, too. So you also as well have the option to choose another model too. Also, what’s it gonna be?”
“I’d like to have a walk-off between the following three models: Danyelle, Tarah and Shannon.”
DELICIOUS, delicious drama! Darlings, we love it so. Especially when it’s designer-provided. You would have thought Zulema pulled a knife out and held the models hostage the way these drama queens reacted. At the time we were like “What a BITCH!” but really, did she do anything so wrong? Every winning designer had this opportunity. The reason most of them didn’t partake is because they either lucked into having good ones and/or they had good relationships with them.
Zulema and Rachael pretty much hated each other at this point. Now, a really good case could be made that the blame for that entirely rests at Zulema’s feet, and we’d agree. The case could also be made that Rachael wasn’t doing such a hot job so far and we’d agree with that too. Either way, Zulema had an opportunity to repair a handicap and she took it.
Y’know, they’re all in the middle of an insane competition, working all day and getting little sleep, so we can understand people having emotional reactions to certain things and in a way, we don’t blame them.
She didn’t honestly do anything wrong, but we can understand the rest of the group not loving her at the moment. She hadn’t actually built any relationships in the time she was there anyway. From the beginning, she took an overly adversarial approach to things and in the end that bit her in the ass because the group wound up turning on her for a relatively minor infraction (if it can be called that at all) and it wound up seriously throwing her off her game.
Still, it was dramaliciously high school prom committee in its maturity level and who doesn’t love that? And if you want to read Zulema’s thoughts on all this:
“This is an everyday occurrence, from my understanding of the business. I just switched my model. Tim Gunn and Nick went on and on about how horrible she was and they said really nasty and disparaging things about her. I never said anything nasty about my model, I just simply said [that] I need to change her,” Zulema said. “She’s not good; the judges don’t like her; Tim Gunn doesn’t like her; none of the other contestants like her; so I was actually shocked when people were like, ‘Oh my god, you’re going to change models?’ Of course I am going to change models, you all agree that she is horrible, so why should I keep her?”
…check out this eye-popping interview here.