Erin Robertson and Laurence Basse have been battling for the top spot in our odds to win “Project Runway” all season. Erin has held the top position all season, most weeks by a large margin, but last week she notched her first low score with the judges, creating room for Laurence to make her move on the charts. Erin enters Thursday’s episode, “Welcome to the Urban Jungle,” with 9/10 odds to win while Laurence improves to 9/2 odds. Do you agree or disagree with our readers’ findings? Hurry — make your “Project Runway” predictions for a chance to top our famous leaderboards. It’s fun and easy, so start now by predicting who will be out next.
With Erin’s low performance in last week’s cocktail dress challenge, Laurence is now one of only two designers to not place in the bottom of a challenge in judges’ scores. That other designer is Dexter Simmons who has only 80/1 odds of winning, but having won the previous week’s challenge Dexter was immune from elimination last week. That was lucky because host Heidi Klum told him otherwise he may have been in danger of going home.
Both Dexter and Erin were confident about their looks last week, up until the judges’ critiques, a signal that perhaps Erin’s stranglehold on the competition is loosening. Erin began the competition with two wins in the first three competitions, so it seems her confidence as well as ill-will from the other designers is starting to affect her work. Still readers have confidence in her ability to win, though that support is also slipping.
Laurence is situated best to benefit from Erin’s slip-ups. Despite having only one challenge win so far this season, Laurence has been consistent throughout and in the last two weeks was a runner-up for the challenge win. Readers opting for designers other than Erin and Laurence are looking to Rik Villa (10/1 odds) and Nathalia JMag (11/1 odds) as potential winners.
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