Two weeks ago I went against the consensus and named Hanmiao Yang as one of the three best designers of “Project Runway” Season 14. I refuse to acknowledge that she isn’t one of the most creative on the cast, but given her elimination this week a spot has opened in my power rankings that must be filled. Compare my updated analysis of the best designers left in the competition with your own predictions. Choose correctly this week and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It’s fun and easy, so start now by scrolling down and predicting who will be out next.
Ashley Nell Tipton
The undisputed reigning princess of Season 14, Ashley just notched her second win in only three episodes. Her stunning Venetian-inspired look with co-designer Candice Cuoco blew the judges away, and rightfully so. Ashley’s vision is now clear — color, texture, prints and volume all used thoughtfully to create polished and lavish looks for a young spirit. Gold Derby odds to win: 27/10
A strong showing in Week 1, a win in Week 2 and a “you’re lucky you have immunity this week” comment from Heidi Klum in Week 3 make Edmond one of the more inconsistent contestants so far, but I’m sticking by his talent. I believe Edmond has direction as a designer, going for bright and tight while his peers trend dull and full. Gold Derby odds to win: 27/20
I wasn’t sure what to make of Kelly and Blake Patterson’s Greek Isles design — I mean, was it a jumpsuit, a dress, a goddess toga or a winged Pegasus? — but I kind of really liked it and was shocked to not see them in the Top 3 this week. Kelly continues to be a narrator of each episode, and her cool attitude toward the competition and her devotion to her humble upbringing provides a fresh and clean vibe to the season. Gold Derby odds to win: 50/1
In our “Project Runway” predictions center, you get to answer the following questions each week:
Which designer will be eliminated?
Who will be in the bottom two, but not out?
Which designer will win the challenge?
Who will win ‘Project Runway’?
At the end of each week, the eligible user with the highest prediction accuracy and most points will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate, so it’s beneficial to keep coming back often and making/updating your predictions.
Making your predictions is fun and easy. Just log into your Gold Derby account, or you can register for a free account via Facebook, Twitter or Google.
After logging in, click on the “Predictions” button found at the top-right of every page. That will bring you to a list of every event currently being predicted at Gold Derby — everything from the Emmys and Oscars to “Big Brother” and “So You Think You Can Dance.”
Click on any box and then scroll down to start making your predictions. For each TV show, cast your votes on several different questions relating to the upcoming episode.
If you click on the “Project Runway” button, you’ll see something like this:
To vote for who you think will be out next, drag your chosen designers over from the left to the right and arrange them in your predicted order.
Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated. If the majority of users think Gabrielle will be out, that means she’ll have the best odds and will go to the front of the pack. Conversely, the contestants who don’t receive many predictions have the worst odds and will go to the bottom of the pile.
Remember that coming out on top doesn’t just mean answering that week’s questions correctly. You also have to use your three big bets (500 points and two of 200 points) strategically to score the most game points. If you bet on a longshot who pulls off an upset, you can really rack up the points, so don’t take them for granted.
Average Gold Derby users just like YOU often turn out to be our smartest prognosticators, so it’s important that you give us your predictions. You can continue to update and change your predictions throughout the week, just click “Save Predictions” when you’ve settled on your choice.
Get started by making your prediction as to which designer will be eliminated next. And be sure to sound off on the current season of “Project Runway” in Gold Derby’s reality TV forum.
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