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Mondo Guerra's Take on 'Project Runway': 'All Stars' Champ Critiques Designers' Creations

The designers created looks for the modern, Southern woman in the most recent episode of Lifetime's fashion-design competition.

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The designers were baffled this week when they were challenged to create a look for the modern, Southern woman.

With a chance for the winning design to be sold at Belk stores and online, the competition has never been fiercer. And in a surprise twist, Heidi Klum sent the bottom three back to the workroom to alter their looks and return to the runway in just one hour.

Let's recap, shall we?

In the Workroom

When Heidi gave the designers the morning off to enjoy a delicious, Southern-style brunch at Juliette, they knew it was too good to be true.

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It wasn't long before Tim Gunn announced that the meal should serve as a source of inspiration to design for the Belk customer. The problem is, no one really seemed to understand that woman.

For Alexandria, Bradon and Alexander the South spoke in plaid. Resident Alabaman Ken was not amused, taking offense that his competitors seemed to think Southerners were hillbillies. But when the designers pressed Ken for his insight into the modern, Southern woman, he kept a zipped lip. (Funny how just last week Ken had criticized Helen for not sharing her inside scoop.)

Alexandria was clearly lost when Tim came for his critique. The usually diplomatic mentor couldn't disguise his concerns about her design and said, "It's hideous. I'm sorry. It's hideous."

Ouch.

The Best and the Worst

Host of Supermarket Superstar Stacy Keibler and Belk's John Thomas were this week's guest judges.

Alexander, Bradon and Kate earned the top scores. Ken, Jeremy and Dom landed in the bottom and--for the first time in Project Runway history -- were given one hour to redesign their looks and save themselves from elimination.