LAST EDITED ON 03-09-12 AT 08:28 PM (EST)
Terrible episode for the final four. B - O - R - I - N - G!!! And surprisingly revealing.
Mondo was declared the winner for his butt-ugly roll of Life Savers. The finished product was shown on After the Runway and is still butt-ugly.
It was obvious that Isaac M. was totally pushing for Mondo. I guess the fix really is in, because that was a winning design only in Mondo's fevered imagination. Last week, Mondo placed third with a terrible piece, but Jerrell needed to go. This week Mondo placed first with an even worse piece. What a crock.
Unfortunately, nothing was very good. Kenley made the same dress again, except in a different fabric. One-trick pony? I haven't seen anyone so consistently make the same thing since Carol Hannah in season 6. Michael made a dress that we've seen 10,000 times on Project Runway, except this time it was uglier. Way uglier.
Only Austin did something different and something that actually worked, but it wasn't enough to overcome the clearly-dishonest Weinstein Fix for Mondo.
The judging in this episode was about as trustworthy as the vote count in the recent Russian elections.
I really liked Mondo during his original stint on Project Runway. But the praise he's been winning from Isaac M. for poor work, combined with his constant whining, has changed my perception of him. I'm no longer convinced that he's a talented designer, but I'm certain that he's a drama queen. Waaah! You hurt my feelings, Kenley! Waaah!
Tune in next week for his coronation, if your stomach can withstand it.