‘Project Runway’ predictions: Edmond Newton, Ashley Nell Tipton, Candice Cuoco are Top 3 designers

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With this week's elimination of Laurie Underwood, "Project Runway" is now down to the Final 6 designers. Recent seasons suggest that four designers will make it to the finale and show collections at New York Fashion Week, but in the spirit of the series' adherence to the "Top 3" looks for each episode, listed below are the three designers who have performed the best so far this season. Hurry — make your predictions for next 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'll be out next.

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Edmond Newton
With current odds of 4/1, Edmond comes in second place among users as likeliest to win the season. Having perhaps the strongest record of any of the designers — three wins out of six high scores and only one low score — the competition could very well be Edmond's to lose. His biggest test in the coming weeks will be creating designs that the judges haven't seen before, proving that he could provide a wow moment at Fashion Week. Gold Derby odds to win: 4/1

Ashley Nell Tipton
Ashley has been ruling the Gold Derby odds all season, but she brings more than just her status as an overwhelming fan favorite to the table — she also scores well with the judges. Though she has two low scores for the season, of the nine challenges so far Ashley can count two as wins and three of the last four as almost wins for being the runner-up in those challenges. Ashley's biggest hurdle in the final stretch is staying confident enough to believe in her abilities and present her looks to the judges with pride. Gold Derby odds to win: 7/5

Candice Cuoco
Probably the most reliable designers left, Candice has amassed four high scores that resulted in two wins and has only produced a bottom look once. With current middle-of-the-road odds to win, Candice continues to strike a chord with our contest players, too. In order to win, Candice will have to move beyond her perfect tailoring and show the judges that she has the versatility to support her impeccable craftsmanship. Gold Derby odds to win: 11/2

Check out the overall Season 14 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Project Runway" predictor is MDent3 with overall 42% accuracy and 15,398 points, but there are still many weeks left to play in our contest and be eligible to win our weekly and overall season prizes. See our contest rules here and don't forget to make YOUR predictions here.

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. 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 contest player 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.

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 Oscars to "Survivor" and "The Amazing Race."

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 readers think Candice 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.

Vote right NOW in our 'Project Runway' predictions center

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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