While the still unidentified passenger that set off Steven Slater faces a $25,000 fine, it’s just that sort of cash that could help the JetBlue flight attendant realize his dream of becoming America’s next top designer.

“He’d love his own fashion line. He’s a brilliant merchandiser,” says ex-wife Cynthia Niethamer. “Actually, we met working at JC Penney when we were 16. He’s absolutely stellar at it. I think that would be a dream.”

I’m sure there’s at least one reality show producer out there who’d like to invite him on a Project Runway rip-off? Or maybe Lifetime would like to have him? Ooh, even better: Celebrity Apprentice!

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