It’s been a rough couple of weeks for Shawn Buitendorp on “Project Runway,” and it doesn’t look like things will get better for her. According to our users who have made their predictions at Gold Derby, she’s the overwhelming favorite to be eliminated in episode three, “A Leap of Innovation!” As of this writing she gets odds of 3/10, which translates to a 77% chance of being out.
In the season premiere episode she was one of the bottom three designers out of the 16 in competition, but she was spared from elimination while ChaCha was sent home and Batani-Khalfani was in the bottom two but ultimately safe. But things didn’t get better for Buitendorp in episode two, “An Unconventional Recycling.” In fact, they got worse. That was the season’s first team challenge and the first unconventional materials challenge (making fashion after dumpster-diving). Buitendorp was creatively blocked and fell behind, which required her teammates to pick up the slack, including her twin sister Claire. She might have been done for, but even though she was in the bottom two, the judges liked Sentell McDonald‘s sloppy design a lot less than any issues around Buitendorp’s professionalism, which they weren’t around to see, so she got another reprieve.
Buitendorp got a third chance, but she may not get a fourth. After two weeks of competition, she’s the only designer to get a low score from the judges twice, so they may not be inclined to cut her any more slack. Do you agree with our predictions? Click on the graph below for more detailed odds, and keep making or updating your predictions right here before tonight’s show.