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'Project Runway' Season 9 Premiere: Christina Ricci Was A Guest Judge & 5 Contestants Already Went Home!

Fri, July 29, 2011 12:46am EDT by HL Intern 3 Comments

Season 9 of Project Runway kicked off tonight and the designers were forced to create a design from what they were wearing on their backs when they walked in the workroom! We can tell you who’s gonna be a crowd fave, who’s a guaranteed dramaqueen, and who will definitely get the boot next episode!

Project Runway kicked off tonight and after the new designers presented their most treasured garments on their racks, four were already sent home! Gunner Deatherage, Serena da Conceicao, David Chum, and Amanda Perna were hardly even given a chance to make it or break it in the fashion world! After the unfortunate four were tossed, Tim Gunn sent the remaining 16 contestents, including reformed 57-year-old alcoholic Bert, cancer survivor Anthony Ryan, a mid-western sweetheart named Laura Kathleen (who everyone refers to as ‘Barbie’) and quirky Julie Tierney.

The next morning, Tim gave the group a rude 5AM awakening to take them to the New Parson’s School of Design in only their pajamas and a fresh sheet from their hotel! Once the designers arrive at the studio, Tim informs the clan that what they’re wearing is all they have to work with — talk about being crafty!

After a grueling work day, designers take it to the runway and present their frocks on their models to the judges. Once-boring Bert creates an adorable dress with a piece of his boxers, while Anya, who only learned how to sew a jaw-dropping four months ago, blows the judges away with a stunning outfit! Left are Joshua Christensen, Rafael Cox, and Julie. After some harsh comments and criticism from the judges, Rafael gets severely burned by being sent home after the first round, flaunting his disaster of what he called an outfit.

It’s safe to say there will be a lot of predictable events among certain designers: Bert, you WILL be picked on, just for your age! Anya, you are completely a crowd favorite and have so much talent! The judges doubted you and you nearly won the first round! As for the predictable drama, Laura makes it known that she does not like her nickname — and that she has a bite!

It would be entirely unfair to throw any designer under the bus after one episode, but I have to say — Julie, you better step it up or you’ll be sitting at home watching the show!

What do you think? Who do you think should be shafted next?

Alex Scerbak

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