Congratulations, Michael!

Thursday, October 05, 2006 by


We couldn't have picked a better choice. No matter what happens at Bryant Park, Michael is definitely going places after this.


It's like Fashion Graduation Day!


It's cute how everyone looks so happy for him. Probably not accurate, but cute.

61 comments:

Anonymous said...

"It's cute how everyone looks so happy for him. Probably not accurate, but cute."


How true, how true. Especially with this ruthless group. I think the boringness of the reunion special displayed just how little chemistry exists between these people. Very unlike seasons 1 & 2. Two especially. Can you picture any from this group getting together, in future, the way that the season two group does?

Michael yes. He's a class act, & anyone would love to work with him. But I can't picture the others doing wat, say Emmett, has done and offer opportunities to his compatriots.

Bill said...

Did anyone else draw a complete blank on the name of the designer in the first row, far left (on the reunion show, not in the blog picture)? I think she was the first auffed. It amazed me how quickly I forgot completely about the first designer or two to go.

Anonymous said...

"I still love him though. 100 bucks says he is the fan favorite this week.

10:23 AM "

I win.
Pay up bitcheeeeeeeeez!

Anonymous said...

Actually- I really think his fellow designers genuinely like him..

MissLynette said...

what's not to like? michael is sweet, funny, a little smarty pants, talented, kind, he prays and loves his mother.

i think he's gay. and i love him. there really wasn't any other choice.

oh, i can't wait til we chat about the little cheatin' pattern-book studyin sumbitch ;-)

DolceLorenzo said...

"DoraLong said...
Actually- I really think his fellow designers genuinely like him.. "

Everyone likes Michael, and everybody knows that, including the PR boys.

It's just one of those moments when you wish you had won something, you didn't, and you graciously clap for the winner; like the Oscar or the Emmy.

I bet most people thought Alison was going to be the winner.

stmkent said...

No surprises there, but it was delightful just the same.

As far as toddny thinking Alison would have won...honestly? The longer the show went on, the more I couldn't stand her. She's a good designer, no doubt--but she just seems like a ditz. My friend and I howled when she chirped, "the doggie challenge!!" as an answer to her favorite challenge. "I like animals. They make me happy!" Yes, Alison, I'm sure they do. Just like sunshine, lollipops and rainbows.

That, and how mean she was to her "plus size" model. Basically blaming your model for your fugdress? No, honey. No.

Anonymous said...

What? I thought I was voting for Michael so >I< could win 10,000 dollars!

Melanie said...

Michael's awesome. He and Laura were my fave's from the beginning, and Uli really grew on me. (my daughter loves Uli) He looks ultra cute with the braces. Go Michael!

Anonymous said...

LOVED IT when Laura said, "It's one of those obnoxiously large checks!"

Anonymous said...

Bill,
The name of that designer is Stacey, which is my name as well and probably the reason I remember her name so well ;)

Anonymous said...

Yeah, Stacy had the Wendy Pepper Makeover. I didn't recognize her at first either.


K

Anonymous said...

LOVED IT when Laura said, "It's one of those obnoxiously large checks!"

Oh I missed her saying that! How funny! Gotta love Laura for being a woman that knows who she is and says whatever she fancies!

That being said, I like Michael too and am really glad he won the viewer's choice. His Momma should be very proud of him and the way he has acted on the show!

Anonymous said...

Is getting that check akin to being awarded "Miss Congeniality"? I would love for Michael to win for the same reasons (and more) he won the fan fave award. "SOB" This says he isn't going to. Too cynical?

dpaste said...

At the risk of getting flamed, it was such a no brainer that Michael was getting the check that I was a little bored by it. I was kind of hoping that the final four would be exempt from the win, so that Allison would get it.

There ain't NOTHIN' wrong with liking puppies, sunshine, rainbows and lollipops.

kirida said...

I'm all for liking lollipops, rainbows, and sunshine. I'm sure Vincent would add valium and oxycontin into the mix.

Anonymous said...

Yea, Michael! I helped him win that money. I voted all 20 times I was allowed to at bravotv.com. Love, love, love Michael. Even if he doesn't win the season, he'll go very far. He's so wonderful.

I loved Jay's comment about who would win. "First season was the gay white guy. Second season was the Asian immigrant woman. So it has to be the African American guy."

Hoo-larious!

Anonymous said...

Okay, I can't wait for a blog on this, I'm DYING to find out if anybody else noticed that Nina totally looked pregnant last night. Or was that just the worst cut dress in the history of television?

Anne

Seth said...

The designer who Bill couldn't remember was Stacey Estrella (her mother's maiden name).

I think this reunion show was perfect. They picked the right people to call out and pick on. The ones who deserved it.

Keith is still the same old asshole, but with a little more moxie than before. However, it is very obvious that she isn't the sharpest tool in the shed. He tried to defend his actions with that lame ass excuse. It's almost like a kid who thinks up a lie before thinking it through completely and then getting caught in a deeper pool of lies. It was a train wreck. In addition, he had the nerve to try and read Tim. But Ms Tim didn't take his bullshit and read her down again.


I do think that everyone was genuinely happy that Michael got picked for best designer. Everyone except the looney tunes, Vincent (Mad-Lib), Jeffrey and Keith. They all thought they should have won and I think they were each truly shocked that they didn't win it. But that is how life goes for delusional people.

Anonymous said...

I thought Nina looked pregnant, too.

Anonymous said...

Was there really a contest? Me thinks not.

I, too, can't wait to dish Jeffrey "who me??? What? I didn't mean that, that's not how it happened, well,...um" Holy cow, he's full of shit Stirrrrrrraddling the white elephant!

Anonymous said...

congrats michael. if anyone deserves the ten grand michael does.
the whole thing reminded me of a publishers clearing house giveaway. where were the balloons?

Gigi said...

I think everyone was happy for Michael - how could you not be? Well, except maybe the crazies. I'm so thrilled that Michael got braces!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, no more snaggletooth.

stmkent said...

Golly, y'all--maybe I was a little rough on Alison. Perhaps it's just that she's young and a little naive...but that's what grated on me. I mean, she was SO happy to see Keith, when he didn't seem to show any emotion at all toward here or anyone else. I like sunshine, lollipops and rainbows, too! I only kick puppies occasionally.

And...um...what's up with the mysteriously disappearing posts...? Looks like someone's trolling the "blogspots"...

Anonymous said...

I am happy to say that I've gotten no work done since stumbling on this blog----BRILLIANT!!!

Michael, Michael, Michael...we are big fans at this house.

Anonymous said...

I was thrilled for Michael!! He definitely deserved every single recognition he's getting!

As for Alison. Yeah..whatever. Now that I read her EW interview and looked at her MySpace, I watched the marathon with new eyes..

She loves to play the cute blondie, but is just as bitter as the "crazies" (aka, Vinnie, Keith, ALP)...

She's not nice, she just plays one on tv.

Anonymous said...

I hope he gets a shirtless spread in Mens Health as America's sexiest young designer....

kanine said...

LOVED IT when Laura said, "It's one of those obnoxiously large checks!"

You're forgetting the best part - she said 'Hey, look, it's one of those obnoxious poster checks.'

I'm surprised Bonnie got to talk - it seems like the poor girl had to fight for it.

Heidi:'Malan, what do you think of blah blah blah'
'Robert, what do you think of...' 'Angela, what's your take on...' Bonnie:'Can I say something?'
Heidi:'Uh, sure, uh, Connie.'
Bonnie:'It's Bonnie! Well, I think that'
Heidi:'Okay, your five seconds are up. Kayne, what do you...'

Gail said...

Not only was it an obnoxiously large postdated poster checks. They dated it it the 4th, but the reunion was last month.

(Yes, I know, its all for TV but I have this hilarious image of Michael going to cash the massive check and the bank going "I'm sorry sir, but its not the 4th.")

FIT GRAD said...

Loved the show, loved that Michael won, but does anyone else’s ears cringe when Kane drags out the word “and” when he speaks…love him, but honey…shorten your “ands”…. it is only one syllable...AAAAAND if you're gonna fake tan, BLEND the lines...ya look like a creamsicle that someone bit into...love you.

Nina did look a bit softer...the softer side of Sears that is. I did like that Uli look on her.

Laura doesn't own jeans...now there's a big surprise. Riding pants to the market...she had to have been a gay man in a former life...love you.

I think Allison and Keith would make great looking babies...like that's ever gonna happen...LOL.

The best was when the contestants challenged the judges about thier decisions, and they got slapped AGAIN.

Great blog, great comments...XXXOOO to the rungay boys

Unknown said...

I love Michael and it's no surprise he won the fan fave.

I just hope he and/or Laura will get the big award.

And woo-hoo for me and my lazy ass -- I created an account and am no longer Anonymous!

stmkent said...

Okay--one more post, and then I'm done for the day. I promise.

Michael is the sweetest person I've seen on this show. He deserves whatever good things come his way. Between his sweetness, Kayne's neon-rainbow gayness and Laura's "kiss my ass"-ness, those were my top trio.

Oh--and WHY did I wait until now to read Alison's EW interview?

"So people like me get eliminated. They threw in someone who had scoliosis whose shoulders are three inches different. Did you ever notice whoever's designing for Nazri often wins? There are three models who seem to win. It's because they have model bodies. I was cursed from the beginning. I had the model with scoliosis the first time — that's why I don't think I won the dog challenge. And this time, my model chose me. I was like, ''Oh no!''

So, she's hating on the fatties AND the cripples. That bitch is as fake as her "zaftig" model's weavebow.

kora in hell said...

Michael was adorable but Laura stole the show for me with her aside: "ha ha -- it's a big obnoxious poster check!"

Anonymous said...

The (novelty) check was numbered 003. I would like to know how 001 and 002 were registered.

xoG

Anonymous said...

Any comment about Laura supporting Jeffrey in the Angela/Jeffrey boxing match? As much as I dislike Jeffrey, Laura's support made me love her even more than I already do...you can always have confidence that she is impartial and says it like it is.

Anonymous said...

checks 001 and 002 went to pay for therapy for vincent and angela's mom.

the look on michael's face when heidi said his name, was positively b e a m i n g. out of the four he deserved that recognition the most.

did anyone (other than myself) notice the "obnoxiously large" diamonds laura was sporting? man, that woman can wear class well.

uli was rather sudued.......

jeffrey proved to be the smarmy army of one as always. all i can think of when i look at him is freedy kreuger.

.....and the winner is.

Anonymous said...

You guys are wonderful! I can always count on you to help me forget my students and laugh! More importantly, you guys are smack on it!

Anonymous said...

From the practical side of things, although I love Laura and Michael equally, I voted for Michael to win because he probably needs $10,000 more than Laura right now. She seems to have $ coming out her ears already. But Michael will eventually make it there, too.

I am also tired of little miss My Little Pony. Kucky.

Anonymous said...

A-MEN, brothers and sisters: if you're gonna be a bitch, be a FORTHRIGHT bitch. Hear that, Alison? If you're gonna be it, speak it.

She makes Laura look like Mary Poppins.

And Jeffrey looks even more like Mr. Potato Head than ever.

Anybody else think his hostility to Angela covered...something else? Sooooo fifth grade, Jeffy.

Anonymous said...

HOW ADORABLE was michael with his braces??

and how much did you love the awkward moment between jeffrey and angela?
"if only we had met under different circumstances, we could have been..."

Fnarf said...

I agree about the "going places". I've several times wondered if Michael wouldn't be better off LOSING, because he'd probably have a half-dozen job offers before he got out of the building, and he wouldn't be locked into a year with the awful INC line.

Mel said...

There were some serious ugky attitudes last night! But I am happy for Michael, he had my vote. Although I liked Allison too.

Anonymous said...

I want to see a photo of Laura's baby, when it arrives. Okay....don't hit me, but she looked so dearly happy with Michael...hmmmmmm! Okay I won't go there again. I think it was forgiving and sweet of Angela to say Jeffrey and she could have been closer in a different environment, whereas Jeffrey just looked annoyed by her sweetness! I still think he's secretly attracted to her in some hate/love hippie-chick/rock festival way. How about the Vincent he doesn't disappoint, he was as Crazzzzzzzzy as ever. He looked so seriously at all the footage on himself, he really loves himself. Laura summed it up, Vincent is delusional. I liked seeing all of them. Allison is a sweety,if she stayed on the show, she would have won Fan Favorite. I'm glad Michael won, he's sweet. I think Michael might be sweet too. Okay I won't go there. He's a sweetie though!!!

theycallmelilsteph said...

Ugh that EW interview.

Alison, grow up sweetie. You're not bad, but your dress was crap (though not as much as Vincent's). If you can make Alexandra look fat, and a size 6 6-foot-tall girl is THIN, then forget designing for normal Americans!

The sad part is, I'm 16 and I realize this more than she does.

scarfdisco said...

ok, why is no one mentioning how HAWT Bradley looks with his new make over? I always knew it was there.

Anonymous said...

I think the reason they gave a Miss Congeniality Award this year and it will be the standard now, is because People get mixed up, hating a designers personality, even though he is a great designer. The Winner of the GRAND Prize will go to the Project Runway designer who is The BEST DESIGNER with the clearest view, not about who is the best personality. That is how it should be, the best designer can be someone we all hate, but is talented. I think they should have done this year one. So if Jeffrey wins he is the best designer that year, not the one they liked the best, so it's okay. All the designers are winners from this show.

Seth said...

The grossest, nastiest thing I have ever witnessed was the clip of Jeffrey farting. How low class can you get, to allow oneself to fart like that, out in public and to be proud of it.

If I had been there, I would have thrown up directly on him beause I know the smell of his nasty ass would have made me sick. Just thinking about it makes me wretch a little. That proves he is definately straight and definately trailer trash

Sewhat? said...

Good for you Michael...and thank you for getting the braces, now I can focus on what you are saying instead of staring at your teeth.

Sewhat? said...

Oh, and Seth? Amen, brother.

Anonymous said...

Keith reminds me of someone, but I couldn't figure out who. Finally it dawned on me. He is Nigel from 1984's Top Secret!

Unknown said...

I just love how happy Laura looks for him when he wins. They're totally bffl's now. Love it.

Anonymous said...

"I'm sweatin' like a whore in church." Michael Knight

Gotta love this guy.

Anonymous said...

I adore Michael > like Jeffrey even better because I always go for the rockers !!! I am sorry that Uli won this years Project Runway > I wanted it to be between Michael and Jeffrey > really couldn't make up my mind !!

Unknown said...

Is anyone going to comment on the above comment? Is the poster just confused or is this a spoiler or what? "Uli won this year's Project Runway"...um, can I get some elaboration on that?

Anonymous said...

Wondered the same thing...hope they are just confused. Like Uli, but we all don't live in sunny Miami, walk the beach every day and lay in the sun.

BTW, 'cause I'm a breeder I can't really tell...Michael's straight, right?

Anonymous said...

WTF? Way to blow a spoiler, Jerkface. I had no idea.

Anonymous said...

"Matthew said...

Is anyone going to comment on the above comment? Is the poster just confused or is this a spoiler or what? "Uli won this year's Project Runway"...um, can I get some elaboration on that?"

This person is just trying to stir some shit. How would he/she know?

Anonymous said...

I absolutely LOVE Michael and I'm glad I voted for him. He also looks so cute with those braces. Me and my brother were kinda staring at the screen for awhile, all, "Is he wearing braces? Has he always had braces? No....cuz he used to have jacked up teeth...."

Is no one gonna comment on the fact that Jeffrey has a freakin mullet now? O_o

ali baby said...

I WAY agree with sewhat. It was hard paying attention to Michael because his teeth were distracting. I am so glad he has braces. I bet some dentist in NYC offered dental services free of charge.
BTW, I don't think Uli won.
I love Laura and I'm a straight woman.

katiecoo said...

CONGRATULATIONS MICHAEL! But honestly it was no surprise. He earned it fair and square. Although my favorite for my own reasons is/was/forever will be Robert BEST. I wish he was on every season in every episode. Damn funny all the time even when it's just his facial expressions and some serious eye candy! RAOW!