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 "Bottom 3" looks for each episode, listed below are the three designers who have under-performed for the season and are likeliest to go home before the finals. 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.
His current odds to win remain high among our contest players at 11/2, but he continues to slide downhill in the eyes of the judges. After starting the season with five high scores in the first six challenges (three of which were runner-up looks), Swapnil has been a low score in two of the last three weeks while also showing an increasing amount of disinterest in his work. This week Zac Posen, fed up with Swapnil's attitude, argued for his elimination so if he hopes to win he'll have to make another 180 and gain back his excitement for the competition. Gold Derby odds to win: 11/2
Without a doubt the most inconsistent designer left, Merline's placement with the judges has been all over the place — only one win among three high scores and two low scores that found her one step away from elimination twice. Such an inconsistency suggests that Merline is simultaneously capable of greatness and vulnerable to under-performance. To make it to the finals and win, Merline will have to perform well in every task proving that she can be relied on to produce strong designs steadily. Gold Derby odds to win: 66/1
Kelly's current odds to win at 100/1 are deceiving. The lack of support amongst our readers might suggest that she isn't the runaway star personality of the season, but she very much is. Perhaps the only designer still in the competition with a clear and unique aesthetic, Kelly creates THE "love it or hate it" look every episode and her weekly scores confirm that: one win out of three high looks and two low looks for the season. The judges were split down the middle on her look this week, so to win Kelly is going to need to find a balance and create designs that are less jarring and accessible to a broader range of tastes. Gold Derby odds to win: 100/1
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.
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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