Pick sides, people!
Believe it or not, we side with Jesse on this one. We adore Ping as a contestant, but imagine how Jesse must have felt when he realized he had to work with her, especially after that monstrosity she sent down the runway last week. Admit it, you’d be scared too.
Granted, he could have been more diplomatic about it and there were a couple times where he stepped over the douche line, but for the most part, he was just trying to save his own ass by getting her to focus on the issues with her garment. Issues which, by the way, he was completely 100% correct about.
Not to mention, she just shut down and pulled the “I’m the team leader!” card every time Jesse voiced an opinion. No, kittens. Ping was clearly the one in the wrong here. If she’d been smarter, she would have tried to make this a true collaboration. Jesse hasn’t exactly wowed the judges yet, but between the two of them, they could have come up with something safe, at the very least.
Then again, Ping’s clearly not one for playing it safe.
Instead, Ping got all Ping-y and went for the “pinned and draped” thing she does. That’s fine when you want to express yourself, but this was meant to be a high end look and high end looks should shoot for something more than just “pinned together.”
And they blew any chance they had of recovering good will from the judges with this look.
Here’s what we don’t get. Jesse should have just said, “Go make your lace toga. I’ll get this one.” and left her alone. That way he could have focused all his attention on this look to save their asses.
But wait! What’s this?
We’d bet a donut that she was put up to it. They’re really trying to sell that Models of the Runway show, so now suddenly all the models are going to become backstabbing bitches. We’re not sure what to think of that. It could be entertaining, but it’s really not the role of the model. The judges shouldn’t care what they think or even ask them about it.
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