Another Project Runway Scandal?
Earlier this season Project Runway was rocked with the Keith Michael scandal which eventually got him "immediately dismissed" from the show. Now we have a new scandal on our hands...
Did Jeffrey cheat????
According to New York Magazine it all went down like this...
Jeffrey Sebelia is working at home on his line for Olympus Fashion Week when Tim Gunn makes his appearance at Jeffrey's home to do the thing Tim does best...tell the designer to make it work!
Each season, right before fashion week, Tim Gunn visits each of the final designers to talk about their lines, give criticism, and help put them in the right direction. He also gives the viewers a little glimpse into the real life of the designer, where they live, their family and friends, and what they really look and act like when they are not under the constant lights of reality TV.
But back to the scandal...
Tim apparently told Jeffrey that he still had a lot of work to do, which I think was about 3 weeks before fashion week.
(hmmm...make it work?)
Well, word travels quickly among the mommies....Jeffrey's mom and Laura's mom had become "friends" after the mommy episode, and Jeffrey's mom told Laura's mom what Tim said. Of course Laura's mom got back to Laura and told her that Jeffrey still had a lot of work to do before fashion week (can you imagine the little party that happened after Laura heard that?)
(I heard it through the grapevine)
Anyway...after Olympus Fashion week Laura was surprised to see Jeffrey's line completely finished so she went to the producers and accused Jeffrey of outsourcing his work to get it done in time for Fashion Week (and although Tim says "make it work" outsourcing is a big NO NO on Project Runway)
Tim Gunn has been quoted saying “His collection was very ambitious, I wasn’t born yesterday.” He also confirmed that Bravo has done a full investigation but the results are not allowed to be shared at this time.
So now the backlash....of course via MYSPACE - Blogging Project Runway reports that Jeffrey posted this on the comments section of Erica's (a Project Runway fan) Myspace Page:
Hey!!! Thanks for the concern, but all I have to say is be carefull of what you read and also of what is presented in the press. Those people take any information they get(usually unfounded rumors) and just print them in order to bolster their own readership with no regard to the person they might be slandering. They are just doing their job as bottom feeding, sludge dredging , no-life having journalists. Not all are like that. In fact a credible journalist might fact check and actually consult all parties before wrecklessly printing such an accusation. Beleive me, there have been other possible tabloid stories that could have been printed along they way, but those people thought about their responsibility and decided not to pollute people just for their sensationalism. As a reader, I would encourage you to write new York magazine and ask them to clarify their sources, and challenge them to print the motivation for their actions. Maybe because I'm not a rich, pregnant social climber from New York...everything can be subjective.
Yea, you gotta love Myspace. Jeffrey's Myspace doesn't have any reference to this comment...now to figure out Erica's page out of Jeffrey's 7000+ friends...
So yes there is a big spoiler in there if you didn't catch it...Jeffrey is likely one of the final 3 designers since he got the visit from Tim (meaning he is not a decoy. but is there a decoy this year, we don't know?? does Tim visit everyone? we don't know that either.)
What do you think? Would Jeffrey do something that is so clearly against the rules? I don't want to believe something like this has happened...but maybe it is a big tabloid lie....but that is what many people said after Keith Michael's scandal was all over the internet...hmmmmm. Hopefully we will find out in a few weeks, when Bravo airs the final episode on October 18.
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