And then there were none. Helen Castillo was eliminated from “Project Runway All Stars” in sixth place in the episode “Rock Your Face Off,” but maybe she could take some solace from the fact that she was the winner among female designers. She was the last woman standing on the show, and with her gone the top five on the show is exclusively male. Do you think the judges made the right decision by eliminating her from the competition? Scroll down to vote in our poll at the bottom of this post.
Castillo was done in by a rock music challenge, which is ironic since her personal style suggested this would have been right up her alley. Alas, she didn’t get to choose her genre. Stanley Hudson and Edmond Newton were the ones who drew rock as their inspiration, while Castillo had to design a look for a country star, which seemed well outside of her comfort zone. She still brought a somewhat edgy perspective to her design, though, designing a feminine sequined dress, but all in black.
Unfortunately, judge Georgina Chapman thought Castillo’s look was “cheap,” while Alyssa Milano thought it looked too much like a costume out of a Renaissance faire. She lost her face-off against fellow country designer Fabio Costa, which placed her in the bottom three, and then she was sent home in a close call against Hudson, who disappointed the judges with his conservative rock look. Castillo had gotten off to a rocky start this season with two low scores in the first four episodes and a fight backstage with her fellow designers, but she had improved in later challenges, including high scores in “Thrown for a Loop by Betty Boop” and “Mizrahi Madness,” so you could tell how surprised she was when her elimination was announced at the end of the episode.
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