She was eliminated after a disastrous “Rock Wedding” challenge only to be rescued by the Tim Gunn Save. And for the last three weeks in a row, she has narrowly escaped elimination despite being in the bottom two.
The judges hated her design for the “Muse on the Street” challenge, but they might have hated it even more if Tim Gunn hadn’t again stepped in on her behalf, asking her fellow contestants if they would give her extra time to repair a catastrophic wardrobe malfunction. Gunn explained the mitigating circumstances to the judges, but they sent home the other low-scoring contestant, Alexander Knox, anyway.
For “Highest Bidder,” the judges struggled to decide who to send home: Char or Korina Emmerich. It came down to a head-to-head 60-minute tie-breaker, but Korina was blinded by her resentment and bombed the impromptu challenge, so Char lived to design another day.
This past week, the judges agreed that Kini Zamora, Sean Kelly, and Amanda Valentine were clearly worthy of advancing to the finals, but debated whether Char or Emily Payne – or neither of them – should join the top flight of designers. It was another close call, but Char survived yet again.
Char is the only final-four designer who never won a challenge. She has finished among the highest scorers only twice this season, and among the finalists, she has spent the most weeks at or near the bottom of the judges’ scores: four, including the week she was eliminated. Meanwhile, Korina and Sandhya Garg had won two challenges apiece but were sent home anyway.
What do you think of Char’s work? Does she deserve to be in the finals? Can she even pull off a stunning upset and win the season? She ranks last in our users’ predictions with 9/2 odds (click here for complete stats), and according to our recent poll (click here to vote), less than 2% of readers believe she deserves the prize. Take our latest poll below, then click here predict who will win “Project Runway.”