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Project Runway Canada Redux

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Kim Cathers

So I was reading The Subadult Years, a fun blog I added to my links, where I discovered that Kim Cathers of Project Runway Canada Season 2 and Season 1’s winner Evan Biddell have a connection.  I guess they used to be married or something — I can’t remember.

Anyway, both Kim and Evan have responded to the post in the comments section.  A click there led me to Kim’s blog where I read an interesting passage:

I loved my “your gonna die” comment. I was sitting amongst many friends and everyone was screaming and laughing at the TV when i was up there. I didn’t even remember I said that, which makes me nervous for what else might have come out of my mouth during my time there!

Except for the dress that she created in the last challenge, I now forgive Kim for being sort of rotten on the last episode.  She has the capacity for self-reflection that a lot of reality show contestants lack, and I admire her for that.  I also believe she’s better than the work that she’s shown so far.

On the other hand, I’ve decided that I want to slug Sunny Fong in the chops.  I was rooting for him until he made an inane comment about being a “size zero dress designer.”   Kim’s occasionally childish comments seem to be made when she’s stressed out, and I understand that.  But I don’t understand jerks who get into fashion to perpetuate a culture of exclusion where the gorgeous Behati Prinsloo gets called a “fat pig” by a casting agent.  Almost everyone in the business points their fingers at everyone else when anyone asks them who’s to blame for skeletal models, yet they all work hard to maintain the status quo.  It makes me wonder if Sunny Fong’s previous foray into the business of fashion was unsuccessful because of his focus.  How many size zero dress designers does the world need?

So I’m not a Sunny fan anymore.  I guess I’ll root for Adejoké because she makes me laugh.  She’s also from Calgary, so I might be able to get her to show at Moose Jaw Fashion Week 2012.  On that note, I wonder what Biddell is doing this summer?  Perhaps I can get him to join me on my location scouting trip to Saskatchewan.  I’m sure he already knows all the hotspots!

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February 28, 2009 at 6:00 pm

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