This week’s challenge was to make a day-to-night outfit for a woman on-the-go. And in their own special way, Andrea and Kooan took this challenge to heart by on-the-going right out of the damn competition.
Andrea, distraught from the previous challenge, disappeared in the middle of the night and then sent an e-mail confirming her departure. (I’m assuming from an Apple). Kooan made a speech declaring his decision to leave. Some contestants thought he was joking, which is fair considering most of what comes out of his mouth is absurd mutterings.
To even the playing field a bit, the producers brought back Raul, a 1-for-2 exchange I’m not too happy about. But let’s get to the important stuff: the twelve looks by the contestants who didn’t quit.
Winner and Queerty fave
Making four garments is quiet the undertaking for a one-day challenge, and when everything you make is black, it’s difficult to differentiate your leggings from your hooded cardigans. Either way, I’m glad that Melissa showed us that she has the most talent for smothering her model with yards and yards of fabric.
Oh hey there, clean lines.
This was certainly the best made garment of the night—or at least that’s what I gathered from the judges repeatedly saying that. It might have been more engaging in a, y’know, color, but I’ve not yet convinced semi-android-robot-man-Dmitry can see colors.
This week, Ven showed the world something he hasn’t yet (no, not impeccable construction). He showed emotion… sort of! Ven hates the opposite of Ven, which is Raul and his terrible technical skills.
Nice dress Ven, but I’m really glad to now know that you’re still human like the rest of us.
We lost Andrea and Kooan in exchange for this? It’s a cruel, cruel world sometimes.
I feel like Busy Philipps’ character on Cougar Town wore a better version of this dress once. Or maybe it was someone on a poster for Jerseylicious? Buffi, I love your crazy hair and the painful way you spell your name, but this elimination was fair. Chin up, though. At least Nathan had something nice to say: “It walks well.”
Hard. Soft. Fab. Modern. Relatable. Insert sixth adjective. Homeboy has beyond redeemed himself from last week.
Jason Sweeten is a contributing writer for Queerty. Though it’s kind of a trend, he won’t be quitting this week.