Ricky Ticky Tacky
Take a good look, kittens:
That right there is what we like to call “a low point.”
Tim, you’re a whore.
We still love you, though.
Yes darlings, THIS is what fashion’s all about, isn’t it? Tranny hookers in spandex sitting on each other’s faces. The fabulosity just oozes through the screen, doesn’t it?
Enh. To be fair, the designers did ultimately seem to embrace the fun of it and some of them really did turn out some fierce designs, but poodles, we long for the days when the tackiest thing on the show was Nancy O’Dell. She’s the Queen of England in comparison to these bitches.
And certainly, having the Heatherette bitches as judges was entirely appropriate for this challenge, so we guess we have to give them credit for that too.
As for this…
As the Duchess said, as a swimsuit, it’s not bad. Not particularly original, but not bad.
And it WAS executed fairly well. The problem is, this isn’t supposed to be a swimsuit.
To be honest, we’re kind of surprised that he didn’t do better in this challenge. We would have assumed that his lingerie background would have given him something of a leg up because of his experience fitting a woman’s body and making her look sexy. All he really needed to do was turn the dials up to 11.
Doing a little armchair psychoanalyzing, we think that he was probably in that state that a lot of the designers get in at this point in the competition: physical and emotional exhaustion (although to be fair, he was emotionally exhausted by about day 2). It’s at that point that they just pull mediocre stuff out of their trick bag and hope it keeps them in to the end.
There’s really nothing all that wrong with this look. In fact, we’d go so far as to say that there were two looks on that runway that were decidedly worse. The problem is, those two looks stayed within the boundaries of the challenge and made over-the-top stagewear. Ricky just kind of went off on his own and made a bathing suit for some reason.
And what the HELL was that ugly thing? To be honest, that little spandex tablecloth probably did more to contribute to his auf’ing than the bathing suit did.
Oh, and it’s probably a little ridiculous to complain about the styling in a challenge like this, but what’s with the 1986 hair on that girl?
We have to give him credit, though. He didn’t cry. Kind of a disappointment. When it seemed clear that he was going to go, we all leaned forward on the couch yelling “This is it! Here come the waterworks!” Unfortunately, his tear ducts were exhausted at that point and they just gave up.
Adios, Ricky! Thank you for providing some much-needed entertainment this season!
[Photo: Barbara Nitke/Bravotv.com - Screencaps: Project Rungay]