Our ‘Project Runway’ contest leader predicts ‘two-horse race between Kini and Sean’

With Season 13 of “Project Runway” nearing the finish line, we asked Ryan Lapierre — the current leader of Gold Derby’s prediction contest — to give us his tips, advice and thoughts on the season so far.

This young movie-theater worker from Massachusetts has narrowed down the season’s leading contenders: “It’s a real two-horse race between Kini Zamora or Sean Kelly and I think it comes down to who has the most amount of screen time and best personality. And that’s Kini.”

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How was Lapierre able to correctly predict the ousters of popular designers like Fade Zu Grau during Week #8 and Sandhya Garg during Week #9? “I have been watching ‘Project Runway’ for a while and I can see from the next week’s previews who’s gonna struggle the upcoming week,” he explained.

In last week’s “Find Your Muse” episode, Korina Emmerich won the week’s designer challenge and Alexander Knox was eliminated. Lapierre, of course, predicted both of those outcomes.

“I knew Korina was gonna win the ‘Find Your Muse’ challenge because someone else always wins other than the frontrunner in the final seven. It’s crazy math, but Korina just seemed the likeliest out of the weak competition,” said Lapierre. As for Alexander’s elimination, “Well, he’s been out on a limb for a while. He’s only been in the top once. And he was the weakest designer in the competition.”

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Lapierre is hardly alone on the “Project Runway” leaderboard. Currently in second place is Umur Cagin Tas, third place is Marcelo Henn, fourth place is MarcusJamesDixon (me) and fifth place is Denton.

Can you take down these frontrunners to win our “Project Runway” prediction contest? Make your predictions for which designer will win Season 13 by using our easy drag-and-drop menu below. Click here to see the stats on which designers are out front and which ones are predicted to be eliminated next.

Whoever scores the most game points at the end of the season will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate. For prediction tips and advice, be sure to join the “Project Runway” discussion in our Gold Derby reality TV forum.

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