The roller-coaster ride is over for Merline Labissiere. During her eight episodes on “Project Runway All Stars” she had what might have been the most inconsistent run for any contestant on the show. But that ended in “Mizrahi Madness” when the judges threw her off that roller coaster at top speed. She was eliminated in eighth place. Do you think the judges made the right call? Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
Perhaps Labissiere’s ouster is actually overdue. After “Fashion’s New Superheroes” our readers thought she should have been eliminated instead of Amanda Valentine. Then in “Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop” she was also our readers’ choice for elimination, but it was Char Glover who was sent packing. I’ll admit, though, that I agreed with the judges this time around after a few weeks of what I thought were dubious selections — for instance, Valentine didn’t get nearly enough credit for her “Superheroes” design, and Stanley Hudson‘s avant garde look in “A Kick in the Astro” was my least favorite of any designer that week but ended up winning the challenge.
Ultimately Labissiere’s downfall was giving the judges yet another architectural design after weeks of showing them similar looks — and this time it wasn’t particularly flattering. Host and judge Alyssa Milano suggested that Labissiere design an origami-themed collection given her love of geometric looks. Do you agree with the judges that she didn’t show enough growth? Should she have stepped out of her comfort zone more? Or did she deserve to stay in the competition? Vote below.
Be sure to make your predictions so that the contestants can see how they’re faring in our racetrack odds. You can keep changing your predictions until just before the next episode airs every Thursday on Lifetime. You’ll compete to win a spot on our leaderboard and eternal bragging rights. See our contest rules and sound off with other fans in our reality TV forum. Read more Gold Derby entertainment news.