Last season, rumors seared that Project Runway couldn't find any good designers who were willing to compete, to insomniate, and to become You Tube ornaments for life. Maybe that's why Tim Gunn is giving particularly pointed interviews about the new talent pool, saying "any of the 120 semifinalists could have won this season." We're not sure about that, especially since some of the people featured in the PR previews seem like the epitome of bad-in-person/ perfect-on-TV... the kid who says "I'm kind of a big deal?" Okay, if "big deal" is code for "wore plastic rave pants in college." Still, Tim promises the LA Times that "viewers may be shocked by some of the wardrobe winners of this season's challenges, which include some particularly envelope-pushing designs." We're still not sure there was a more gorgeous feat than the first challenge of the first season, when flambeed Austin Scarlett made a couture gown out of corn husks - but we'll certainly keep hoping.
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