Even though Rami Kashou won the first challenge on “Project Runway: All Stars,” it seems like this season exists mostly to bring back Mondo Guerra and let everyone gush about him.
I love Mondo, but have they already decided he’s going to win? I wonder.
Not that I’m any better — I already think Rami SHOULD win. But will he? If “fierce” superstahhhh Christian Siriano hadn’t been there on Season 4, Rami would’ve already won — easily.
I disagree with the very existence of Isaac Mizrahi on “All Stars,” but I really did not appreciate his comment that Rami’s 99 cent look too closely matched his point-of-view dress from the day before. I’m glad that was shot down by everyone else.
I already think this is going to come down to Rami vs. Mondo in the end. And Joanna Coles, this season’s Tim Gunn, has already said somebody basically chokes in the end. Will it be Mondo or Rami … or someone else? For some reason, I think it’s Mondo.
I’m most excited to see more from Rami, Mila Hermanovski, Kara Janx, Jerell Scott, Mondo and, weirdly enough, Michael Costello. Love the guy — and his use of the same 99 cent mop fabric was way better than the overrated April Johnston.
I was disappointed in what I saw from Kenley Collins and Austin Scarlett, possibly because I expected so much more from them. I didn’t have a real issue with Sweet P’s 99 cent dress, but that’s me. I feel bad that Elisa Jimenez was eliminated, but I never understood what she was doing there to begin with. Just for drama?
At least Elisa is never boring. I prefer bizarre to boring. On that note, I have to say, I find Anthony Williams’ personality much more engaging than his designs. At this point, Anthony, April, Gordana, Kenley and Austin are on my naughty list.
One other thing I didn’t care for, beyond some of the fashion and the fact that Isaac is here when he has his own judging spot on “The Fashion Show“ — Angela Lindvall as host. It’s like she doesn’t know why she’s there either. Put your back into it, lady.
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Here are the 12 remaining all-stars, ranked in order of my personal preference after the first episode:
• Rami Kashou (Season 4)
• Mila Hermanovski (Season 7)
• Mondo Guerra (Season 8 )
• Michael Costello (Season 8 )
• Jerell Scott (Season 5)
• Kara Janx (Season 2)
• Kathleen “Sweet P” Vaughn (Season 4)
• April Johnston (Season 8)
• Kenley Collins (Season 5)
• Austin Scarlett (Season 1)
• Anthony Williams (Season 7)
• Gordana Gehlhausen (Season 6)
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