Other Top and Other Bottom
Can we just say, that from a former copy editor’s perspective that drives Tom completely nuts? It makes no sense. If she had said “I don’t call it plus-sized, I call it SEXY-sized,” THAT makes perfect sense. And a cute little tagline. “Plus-sexy?” That doesn’t mean anything.
It is the bane of copy editors and former copy editors to go through life having these thoughts. Pity them.
Having said that, we do love the gal and look forward to high entertainment coming from her direction all season. Consider what she’s like merely buying fabric:
As for her dress…
There are aspects of it we like, but we can’t argue with the judges putting her in the bottom. Back when we were pre-judging her, we said it looked like she had issues with the kinds of fabrics she uses and we’re sorry to say it looks like we were right. They’re bright and vibrant fabrics, but they don’t look expensive at all. Does it look to you like she had 200 bucks to spend in a high end fabric store?
Also in her defense, we have to say that while we couldn’t argue with her low scores, there’s definitely something there, from a design perspective. Good enough to make us (and the judges apparently) want to keep her in to see what she does. That treatment at the front looks to us like a good (or at least interesting) idea gone wrong.
Girl just needs to find her center and take a few deep breaths next time. If she panics during a basic red carpet challenge, what’s she gonna be like when they ask her to go dumpster diving for materials?
Oh, the hell with it. He chose to air it on national television, didn’t he? Every 10 minutes or so, right? He announced it to his roommates within THE FIRST TWO MINUTES OF MEETING THEM.
“Hi, I’m a recovering meth addict. Oh, and my name’s Johnny. Nice to meth you. I mean meet you.”
Anyone who’s ever had a friend go through 12-step can tell you that for quite a while after their recovery, there is literally almost nothing else they’re capable of talking about. You want to be all supportive and yay and you can do it, but on the inside you’re all “Ohmigod, can we talk about ANYTHING else for a while?”
Such was the case with Johnny here. Some commenters called it out as a Sebelia-esque ploy for attention, but we don’t think so. We think he’s still in the throes of obsessing over his downfall and we kinda wonder if a reality television competition was a good idea for someone in his state.
He certainly did alright with this competition although to be honest, we can’t see why.
In fact, in a weird way, he had exactly the same issues
Qrystal Qristal Qristyl did: fabric choices that looked a little cheap and tacky, overthinking his garment, and a back that looked great but a front that looked unflattering and messy. So why was she in the bottom and he in the top?
Gosh, you don’t think they were going for a “storyline,” do you? Perish the thought.
Extended Judging Videos: