The second season of Project Runway All Stars just started shooting, and producers have had to deal with a special “challenge” of their own.
According to the Page Six, the latest installment of Lifetime’s reality series began filming early last month and was slated to have Rosie Huntington-Whiteley as its new host–that is, until she dropped out at the very last minute. Apparently, just three weeks before filming, the model/actress got the call to fly to Namibia to film the new Mad Max reboot, MM: Fury Road.
With just days to go before production began, the set was all a-scramble to find a replacement for Rosie H-W, who was already a replacement herself–for Angela Lindvall, who hosted the last season of PRAS. No word on why Lindvall dropped out/was dropped from the Project, though, as die hard PR fans, we’ll just say that Lindvall’s thank-you-hand-shake was no kiss-kiss-auf-wiedersehen.
But in true Project Runway form, producers were able to “make it work”, albeit with a new new host–this time, in the extremely lovely form of supermodel Carolyn Murphy. And not everything’s getting a shake-up: Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi will both return to the judges panel, and Joanna Coles is staying on as the designers’ workroom mentor. Rosie will reportedly still be popping into the PRAS set as a guest judge (along with the newly single and more seriously designer-y Katie Holmes). And though we still have no clue which former PR designers will be returning for the new competition, we do know that the the producers have a habit of casting a few doozies for our viewing pleasure (Elisa and her spit methods, anyone?) We’re pretty excited.
Will you be tuning in to see how Carolyn Murphy does as the latest PR model-host?