By Gina Carbone
Well, they messed with me and won. I went into this night’s “Project Runway” expecting Maya Luz to be going home.
Because there were 11 designers going into the Thursday night children’s clothing competition and 10 “Project Runway” season 7 designers showed 10-piece collections last Friday at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.
The 10 designers who showed are:
Amy Sarabi, 25, of Oakland, Calif. (my third favorite — she did a great job on the kids’ challenge, never listen to the judges!)
Anthony Williams, 28, of Birmingham, Ala.
Ben Chmura, 30, of Meriden, Conn.
Emilio Sosa, 43, of Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic (my second favorite)
Janeane Marie Ceccanti, 27, of Portland, Ore.
Jay Nicolas Sario, 31, of Manila, The Philippines (He’s considered a frontrunner now, which surprises me)
Jesse LeNoir, 25, of Painesville, Ohio
Jonathan Peters, 29, of Woonsocket, R.I.
Mila Hermanovski, 40, of Dallas, Texas (She’s good; I could see her winning)
Seth Aaron Henderson, 38, of Vancouver, Wash. (My new favorite)
Conspicuously absent was Maya.
So I just naturally assumed she would be going home this week — when 11 designers competed to create a children’s look and a companion look for their models — to leave room for 10 designers at Fashion Week.
But Maya was safe. Janeane was out.
So what the heck is going on?
Why does Maya not show her work with the rest of the 10 designers left?
(*March 28 Update* Will Maya “walk away” from the show this week?)