Season 16 of “Project Runway” is in the home stretch as the final five designers approach Fashion Week. But the judges threw a wrench into the competition by not eliminating anyone from last week’s episode, “There’s Snow Business Like Sew Business.” That means all five will design collections for Fashion Week, but only three will advance to the final runway show. The stakes are higher than ever, so does Brandon Kee still have this in the bag, or is there still room for an upset?
As of this writing Kee maintains a comfortable lead in our predictions with odds of 1/2, which translates to a 67% chance of winning the competition. And his momentum is as strong as ever since the judges were as impressed with his ambitious winter-wear design as they have been with the rest of his work all season. He’s the only contestant to have won three design challenges, and he never received a low score.
But Ayana Ife also never received a low score, and she appears to be Kee’s closest competition with 6/1 odds, or a 14% chance of winning. When the contestants were asked by the judges which two of their fellow designers deserved to make the finals, most of them cited Kee and Ife, so it may be difficult for anyone else to keep up with them. However, Margarita Alvarez is close behind them in third place with 13/2 odds, or just under a 14% chance of winning. That’s somewhat surprising since she’s also the frontrunner to be eliminated according to our latest predictions.
Do you agree with our odds? Check out the graphs below to see how the competition has shifted over the course of the season. Click on them to see more detailed prediction stats for tonight’s episode.
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