Did you correctly predict that Jake Wall would quit "Project Runway" Thursday night and that Joseph Charles Poli would be eliminated? If so, you should be taking place in our weekly prediction contest. 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.
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by users like you, Jake's departure was not a shocker as he had leading 17/10 odds (37% chance) of going home Thursday night. His closest competitor was Joseph, who our users gave 10/3 odds (24% chance) of getting the boot.
Congratulations to our user Woodster for earning the top score in this week's contest. He's one of 12 users to reap 67% accuracy predicting all of the questions for Episode 7, titled "Haute Tech Couture," though he broke the tie with his high 10,450 point score thanks to using his special 500 and 200 point bets wisely. If eligible, as per our contest rules, he will win a $100 Amazon gift certificate.
This user's winning predictions were that Jake would go home and that Kelly Dempsey would win the challenge. He only missed out on calling that Lindsey Creel would be in the final two, as he predicted Laurie Underwood instead.
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'?
Check out the overall Season 14 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Project Runway" predictor is Cassone with overall 39% accuracy and 6,506 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.
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.
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 "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 users 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.
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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