In the past two weeks, designer Kelly Dempsey has gone from an afterthought in our "Project Runway" predictions to the new frontrunner. Check out the graph above, where Kelly (the blue line) is now in the lead to win for the first time this season. Do you agree or disagree with our readers' rankings? Hurry — make your own predictions for the Season 14 finale and you could win our prize of a $100 Amazon gift certificate. It's fun and easy, so get started by scrolling down to predict which designer will win.
All of this is great news for Kelly, but terrible news for Ashley Nell Tipton, who previously led our predictions for almost the entire season. Kelly tops our winner's chart now with 12/5 odds (29% chance), with Ashley playing second fiddle at 3/1 odds (25% chance).
According to exclusive Gold Derby odds that are derived from the predictions made by readers like you, saved designer Edmond Newton has clawed his way up from elimination to third place with 7/2 odds (22% chance). And last place on our winner's chart is Candice Cuoco with 11/2 odds (15% chance).
The stage is now set for the final four designers to compete for the ultimate prize: Kelly, Ashley, Edmond and Candice. How will each of the finalists place? Be sure to update YOUR finale predictions right here.
Check out the overall Season 14 leaderboard to the right. Currently our #1 "Project Runway" predictor is MDent3 with overall 33% accuracy and 15,472 points, but there is still a chance to play in our contest and be eligible to win our 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 for the season finale:
Who will win 'Project Runway'?
Who will come in second place?
Who will come in third place?
Who will come in fourth place?
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 win, drag your chosen designer over from the left to the right. Every time someone logs their predictions, the racetrack odds of the contestants are automatically updated.
If the majority of readers think Ashley will win, 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 below as to which designer will win. And be sure to sound off on the current season of "Project Runway" in Gold Derby's reality TV forum.
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