It was the best of times for Edmond Newton, but then it was the worst of times. He was eliminated in Thursday night’s episode, “Nina’s Crushing It,” just one week after winning the design challenge in “Rock Your Face Off.” Do you think the judges were right to send him home in fifth place, or should he have advanced to the final four? Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
“Nina’s Crushing It” brought on Marie Claire fashion director and “Project Runway” original series judge Nina Garcia to give the designers their assignment for the week: to create a resort look inspired by different levels in the “Candy Crush Saga” mobile game. Newton admitted that he had no familiarity with the game, so when the five designers played to decide who got their top choice of “Candy Crush” levels. Newton finished dead last and got stuck with the level the other designers didn’t want: the mountains. And it was game over from there.
Newton tried to design a skiing-inspired look, but it ended up looking more like a wet suit. Despite a warning from mentor Anne Fulenwider, he created resort-wear that looked too much like athletic-wear. And though host and judge Alyssa Milano looked for silver linings she admitted at the end of her critique that the ill fit made it look like Newton’s model was “packing a penis.” Even coming off a challenge win last week it was impossible for him to survive with critiques like those. It was reminiscent of “Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop,” in which Char Glover was eliminated after wrestling with neoprene.
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