Spoiler Alert: I cannot BELIEVE that they chose Ashley for the final four, let alone as the winner. Were they trying to help poor Ashley with her confidence? And I was getting really p.o.'d with her constant whining about her confidence. Were they trying to do something they thought was politically correct? Yes, there needs to be some thought to what women who are not 2 sized (or 0) can wear and that they are not just the same style sized for a size 12 (let alone a plus sized woman) . BUT, that said, I found the collection BORRRING. That old lady lace! My God, who would wear those clothes? They are so far from fashion forward that I cannot believe that Klum, Posen and Garcia really liked them. They are so far from what they usually pick and embrace. Actually I cannot decide whether or not they are old lady (and old lady like old ladies used to be, but aren't anymore) or little girls who are wanna be Alices in Wonderland. And those horrid pastel colors! Toned down purples, toned down rose colors, blah! I wouldn't be caught dead in any of those styles nor colors. And the ridiculous floral headdresses.... OMG! How much did they pay Heidi to say she would wear them? I have never seen her in anything remotely like the bland colors and styles of Ashley's collection.
And if you think my thoughts about the collection has nothing to do with my rating of the show, it does impact on how I think of the show and the judges.
And, if I hear Ashley refer to herself as a plus size one more time, I will gag. I am not the kind of person who body shames people. But, c'mon, you are not plus sized, you are morbidly obese. It's just not healthyand you are endangering your life. So while I don't want to body shame anyone, on the other side let's stop embracing unhealthy weights. And maybe if she was a normal weight, she wouldn't have such confidence problems.
As for the other contestants, I thought Kelly should have won for just sheer inventivenes and creativity, using fabric and ideas in ways that no one else has ever thought of. I wouldn't necessariy wear most of any or her designs but I can appreciate what she did. As a matter of fact, I wouldn't have been upset if either Candace or Edward won, as both of their collections had simply beautiful clothes that I would wear if I had that figure and that kind of money.
Really disappointing and I usually love Project Runway and almost always agree with the judges, at least who they pick for the final Runway show.