Models Aren’t Made for Teamwork. Duh.

Working in teams to design both an avant-garde look and a surfwear look? Oh my!

Last Updated: September 4, 2009 @ 8:34 AM

I’m confused after watching last night’s “Project Runway” challenge. In fact, if I may, I’d like to quote designer Ra’mon. (Clears throat.)

 

“Capital WTF?”

 

The assignment was to work in teams of two to design both an avant-garde look and a surfwear look. Now, I’ll admit that I’ve never seen “Point Break,” so I’m not exactly hip to what constitutes “surfwear,” but I’m pretty sure that it doesn’t include organza.

 

Who wears a cocktail dress to surf? (I mean, unless, of course, you’re attending the “Enchantment Under the Sea” dance from “Back to the Future.”)

 

The best part of this challenge was the teamwork (read: bickering) that the contestants employed. It got me envisioning them as teams on “The Amazing Race” (premiering September 27th!), where they’d actually get the chance to literally throw each other under the bus… the big dirty Peruvian/Slovakian/Cleveland bus.

 

As for what’s going on with the “Models of the Runway,” you’ll all be relieved to hear that Erika FINALLY booked that Arby’s commercial. I KNOW! I, too, was holding my breath but it’s dramas like this that keep me coming back for more. (Seriously, ya’ll, hold tight. “America’s Next Top Model” premieres next Wednesday!)

 

Speaking of “ANTM,” remember when TYRAnny had the girls do alter-ego photo shoots? Well, Atlanta is hot on the heels of this trend…five years later. The “Real Housewives” participated in such a shoot, portraying different sides of themselves.

 

Uh, YEAH. One of Nene’s personalities was a hoity-toity classy lady. That’s like Jordan from “Big Brother” playing the valedictorian or Qristyl from “Runway” posing as someone with a sense of style. Additionally, Kim posed as a mistress, which is comparable to ME posing as a blogger.

 

While I wouldn’t pay “The Real Housewives” for etiquette lessons, I WOULD be willing to take a course in politics from some of the “Big Brother” housemates. With only four contestants remaining, it will be interesting to see if any of them finally develop a strategy other than riding other peoples’ coattails.

 

Michele may have the upper hand if she makes it to the final two, having actually “played” the game (read: made empty promises) as opposed to just sitting around bitching about their lack of hot water or adequate food choices. (“Survivor” premieres September 17th!)

I can’t imagine why anyone allowed that bully Natalie to stay this long. And, is it just me, or does her “I’m only 18” strategy seem to contradict itself?

 

I don’t know many 18 year olds who would be that forceful with a group of adults. Plus, if that were my strategy, I sure as heck wouldn’t be drinking in front of my competitors. This ain’t “The Hills.” Networks could get in a lot of trouble for that. But I guess if your competition is too dumb to question it…

 

Oh well. We don’t exactly watch these shows because they make sense. We watch so that we feel BETTER about ourselves. Except for “Models of the Runway.” That show makes me feel fat.

 

Thank goodness “The Biggest Loser” premieres September 15th!