My most favorite challenges on Project Runway are the group challenges. Wait, redacted...my favorite challenges on any reality show ever in the history of reality shows being a thing, are the group challenges. Yep, that is more accurate. Fighting, drama, back-stabbing, crying and throwing of others under proverbial buses, what more could you want?! When you awkwardly pair up two designers who at this point in the game, know little about each other and the riffraff of design talent has just been skating by in the middle, sparks are bound to fly and maybe even some scissors. Dear God, I hope someone throws some scissors. Are you following me here? It's like a gift from Santa Claus himself and boy oh boy, Christmas has come in January this year.
Tonight's challenge is filled with all the best elements you could possibly imagine but I won't spoil it too terribly much until after the jump. Check out the preview video, a few of the pairings and find out who the guest judge is this week. I may even know who Ben is paired up with, maybe, possibly, but I'm not telling, well I am kinda telling. Just click through, ok?
(Sidenote: I am totally changing up my Fantasy Team with this newfound information, it's that mind-blowing.)
From what I have gathered from my EXTENSIVE research, which just means I watched the video a whole buncha times, the design couples are all headed for divorce court. It looks like Stephen called it last week in the podcast when he said that Ping and Captain Jack Sparrow (Jesse) were paired up for this one, which is just a huge disaster waiting to happen. We also have The Jollysexual (Anthony) and Brett Michaels (Seth) making it work together, which kind a sorta feels like it couldn't get any more awkward and then Maya and Jay (No clever nicknames yet but we may have a little something for you by Fridays podcast), who haven't really shown much personality yet but Lord knows Maya's New York bitch is gonna be coming out soon. Finally, Jonathan (my gay boyfriend) and The Cougar (Mila) round out the super-secret pairings they show on the video, I hope she thinks he's straight and tries to pounce on him and his adorable fauxhawk... I probably would just to see what would happen.
But wait, what about our Tampa boy, Ben Chmura?! Truth be told, I do know, but I am pretty sure Lifetime would sue me for everything I own* for giving it away. Buuuuuut, I think I can show you this confidential picture of Ben and his partner, question-mark face and you can decide for yourself... Got a guess? Leave it in the comments.
The guest judge tonight isn't even a celebrity launching a line (WWWWHHHAAATTTT?! Yeah, I know! Crazy) but a real designer and he is British. Considering that I am what I like to call, financially challenged, I have never heard of or own anything by Matthew Williamson, but his new line launches at H&M in the spring so an Orlando trip may have to be in to check this one out.
Last but not least, here is the preview video for tonight's eppy. I'm sooooo excited I am going to try and livetweet this one if I can rip my eyes away from the TV for long enough to do so. Follow me @MandaAnn for all my thoughts and general amusing and non-amusing observations.
See you on the runway and come back to cltampa.com/runway on Friday afternoon for some podcasting goodness!!
*Everything I own= One busted MacBook, a kinda new iPod Nano, some sweet 1950s furniture and a leased VW Beetle (My net worth is somewhere between the homeless guy down the street and Steve Jobs).