Mondo Guerra Recaps 'Project Runway': Wedding Bells and Alarm Bells
The Judges' Decisions
Bradon emerged the challenge winner and took his moment in the spotlight to propose to Josh, his partner of 18 years. Crediting Tie the Knot's mission as his inspiration, Bradon held back tears as he said he couldn't wait any longer for the U.S. government to acknowledge his relationship. The judges were touched, with Heidi even telling Josh to say "yes" and volunteering to be a bridesmaid.
The bottom three designers were spared from elimination due to Sandro's abrupt exit. About Sandro, Tim Gunn/fashion Yoda said, "Sad it may be. Necessary it is." Another designer goes to the dark side.
Mondo's Last Word
At some point during most Project Runway designers' time on the show, the thought of quitting crosses the mind. (Guilty ... ) The schedule is grueling, and the challenges are designed to push you to the edge both creatively and emotionally. But you know what? We understood those risks and auditioned anyway.
I'm extremely disappointed in Sandro. His arrogance and disrespect overshadowed his talent. I can't help but feel regret that he took someone else's place who may have wanted it more. I hope Sandro gains some humility and takes some anger management classes. Life is too short to be that furious and rude all the time.
Bradon, on the other hand, is all class. His proposal was such a beautiful moment on the runway. And his design was my favorite. He put a lot of love into his garments and that energy was reflected in the final look. Bradon and Josh make the most adorable bearded beaux, don't they?! Cheers and congratulations!
Sue, Jeremy and Miranda survive to design another day. But if Sandro had stayed, Miranda may have been sent packing. And she knew it. Hopefully she can pull it together.
What did you think about all of the drama this week? Sound off in the comments!
Project Runway All Stars champ Mondo Guerra is back to dish on the designs and drama of Project Runway season 12. His exclusive collection of eyewear with national optical boutique SEE hits stores this fall. He has also partnered with Merck for "I Design," a national HIV/AIDS education campaign that underscores the importance of patients tailoring treatment goals with their doctors. To learn more about Mondo, visit mondoguerra.com.