However, there were also four challenges in which Rice received low scores, landing in the bottom two.
Ultimately, he lasted throughout the season and was one of three finalists selected to show at Olympus Fashion Week in New York City.
He gained fame for being a contestant in the first season reality TV series "Project Runway”, and for his signature style.
Unfortunately, he was eliminated during the 9th episode, wherein the designers were tasked to create a red carpet dress for reporter Nancy O’Dell.
So here's our very subjective but still definitive worst-to-best ranking, which may only be challenged by a glare from Nina Garcia, an eye roll from Michael Kors, a "make it work" from Tim Gunn, or an "out" from Heidi Klum.13.
Season 11 (aka 'Teams')Maybe it seemed like a good, or at least dramatic, idea at the time, but "Teams" was a problematic concept for a full season.
I'm predicting that she throws a cat at someone by episode seven.
And I'm not sure if I care either way about April's presence on this All-Star season, since I literally remember nothing about her, but she does provide us with a cool new collective noun when pronouncing her raw materials for the dollar-store challenge "a clusterfuck of mops." Other insights from this first episode: Austin Scarlett (who, like Kara Janx, must always be referred to by both first and last names—it just doesn't sound right otherwise) has evolved his look from Yves Saint Laurent to Clark Gable by swapping out his thick glasses for a dapper mustache, which really is evidence of his talent.
That said, JC could really give reality TV's other icy, accented blond bitch, Bravo's Tabatha Coffey, a run for her money.
As for the younger ladies: Kenley's back, has made a pretty hideous prom-y dress, and gives the expected speech about how everyone hated her last time, but screw everyone else because you have to do your own thing, etc.
It brought out the worst of the show without really giving the designers a chance to be truly creative and show their individual talents to the audience. Swatch (the dog at the NYC Mood), the heart of the show, wasn't there and things just weren't the same in L. There weren't too many standout moments this year, other than eventual winner Irina Shabayeva getting the nickname "Meana Irina" even though she wasn't even that mean... Season 9The 2011 season had a tough start when we had to watch the 20 designers pitch themselves to the panel to earn one of the 16 spots. But it was really frustrating that so much of this season focused on Anya Ayoung-Chee having no sewing experience and not even knowing how to make a sleeve.
It was frustrating, and even though the season gave us a strong winner in Michelle Lesniak, a good winner can't save a troubled season. She still won the whole season, despite doing a very basic (but still very Anya) collection that belied all the usual construction/improvement criticism.
He also designs clothes for the theatre, in addition to joining fellow Project Runway contestant Santino Rice in their own show. Austin is also one of the contestants on Project Runway All Stars.2012 Project Runway All Stars2010 On the Road with Austin & Santino (TV series) 2004-2008 Project Runway (TV series) 2006 Project Jay (TV documentary) 2005 All-Star Reality Reunion (TV movie) 2005 Battle of the Network Reality Stars (TV series) 2005 Behind the Bash (TV series) 1996 Caress of the Vampire 2"I would just love to sort of set an example, for any dreamer, maybe not the most popular kid in school, or just anyone who's different, but who has a dream, to always stick to that dream, no matter how many times people tell you to walk a certain way, or talk a certain way, or act a certain way, dress a certain way, design a certain way.