'Project Runway' exit Q&A: Blayne Walsh | EW.com


'Project Runway' exit Q&A: Blayne Walsh

The tan-licious designer talks about his future plans, his odd friendship with Stella, and what went wrong in his final episode. Then, see what Terri Stevens, also eliminated on yesterday's show, had to say

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Putting together an outfit that judge Michael Kors said made the model look like she was ”pooping fabric,” Blayne Walsh bit the dust last night on Project Runway. What’s on his mind now that he’s freed from the grasp of Heidi and Tim? Keep on reading to find out about who he thinks could win the whole show, his weird friendship with former contestant Stella, and his future plans.

ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY: First, let’s talk a little bit about last night. Did you expect that you would go home? I mean, you probably never think that, but what do you think went wrong?
BLAYNE WALSH: I wasn’t expecting to go home. It was a thing where we knew there were two people going home, so we wouldn’t be super safe. But I didn’t think that based off the challenge criteria, I was gonna go versus Suede, because his critique was ”You didn’t meet the challenge. It was boring.” And then mine was like ”Too over-the-top,” you know? I met the challenge, and I went above it, but I’m still going home? I think that was the biggest thing. That was shocking for me. But, you know, in the end, you can’t really do anything about it.

If you did have the chance to go back, would you change what you did?
I would have stayed with what I did but maybe used a different material for the nude part. That was all spandex, and it was definitely hard to work with, so I would’ve chosen a woven material and just kind of done a little bit different. I mean, my critique with the judges, they were like, ”It looks a bit off balance.” That’s kind of ironic because that was my zodiac sign [Libra]. I loved my design. I thought it really captured the challenge. So I don’t have any regrets, but it was just different. It was a difficult challenge.

Yeah, the zodiac thing seems like a hard thing to use as inspiration. Do you think it would have been easier if they would have just told you to make something avant-garde?
Well, I think, maybe 50 percent. Because for them to say just, ”Do avant-garde,” you’re like, ”Well, where do I go from there?” But it’s hard because as an artist, it’s in your head and it’s hard to put that point across.

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