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Date: 2/16/12 10:06 PM

Just found this on my fb page.

Don't know if anyone is interested in giving it a go.

Deadline for applications is 15 March.

Info and downloadable application is here
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Date: 2/17/12 12:15 PM

That would be so cool if one of our own were to be on the show!

Nora :)

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Date: 2/17/12 2:00 PM

As a lark, I just looked at the 22 page application form, and even if it were handed to me on a silver platter, I wouldn't touch that form with a ten foot pole.

Regardless of whether or not you're selected to be a contestant, if you reveal anything about the contest (even after the last show is aired), you agree to pay the producers up to $1,000,000 in future earnings, and they do not have to prove they have suffered any financial loss. Plus, you give up your right to sue them for any reason -- even if you suffer a physical injury. You also must agree to submit to intrusive medical, psychological, employment, background and credit checks, the results of which get passed around. And unless you win one of the few prizes, you will not receive a single penny for any of your efforts.

I think it's much simpler and far safer to stick with the contests here on PR!

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Date: 2/17/12 8:25 PM

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you agree to pay the producers up to $1,000,000 in future earnings, and they do not have to prove they have suffered any financial loss.


Nancy -- This, and the rest of your post, explains why the finalists were so complacent after the Project Runway fiasco last season. I wondered why none of them protested the obvious manipulation of the rules. Apparently, the judges (or producers) wanted one certain competitor to win, even though she COULDN'T SEW and could only design one type of garment: long, flow-ey resort wear dresses (albeit very well). (I have apparently wiped her name out of my memory.) Sorry for venting, here; it seems that this fraud -- yes, that's what I think it was -- still bothers me.

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Date: 2/18/12 5:40 AM

And the season before that, too, JD. Several past competitors had blogs where they were competing with the challenges of their season after being out, that disappeared shortly after they began them.

I think last season the winner also could sew, but played everyone, and the reality show game, and won. Models resonate with fashion types, and I think design had nothing to do with it, but looks.

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Date: 2/18/12 7:22 AM

With a harsh and oppressive contract like that, Project Runway seems even worse behind the scenes than it does on camera. Imagine how powerless and betrayed the contestants feel. And they can nevere breathe a word of it to anyone because if the secrets do leak out, the contestants face a lifetime of poverty. Their only option would be to write a short story or novel, a heavily disguised, fictional account about what they saw and how they felt. But who knows whether even that would be allowed.

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Date: 2/18/12 10:40 AM

Elaina -- I agree with you that funny business has been percolating over prior seasons, only to boil over last season. Must disagree about the winner's sewing prowess, though. No doubt she was a quick study in many respects, but I seem to remember something about her not putting a zipper in a dress and expressing confusion over the entire process. This was the winner....and no one complained. Now we know why.

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Date: 2/18/12 2:34 PM

Well, their reply "THis is not project seamtress" seemed like kind of a degrading remark to those of us who can sew.

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Date: 2/18/12 5:09 PM

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Regardless of whether or not you're selected to be a contestant, if you reveal anything about the contest (even after the last show is aired), you agree to pay the producers up to $1,000,000 in future earnings, and they do not have to prove they have suffered any financial loss. Plus, you give up your right to sue them for any reason -- even if you suffer a physical injury. You also must agree to submit to intrusive medical, psychological, employment, background and credit checks, the results of which get passed around. And unless you win one of the few prizes, you will not receive a single penny for any of your efforts.


That explains so much. I've often wondered about the mental stability of some contestants, realizing that the schedule they keep does them no favors. Now I know, they are all either desperate for the money and publicity, or off a bit mentally. Or both.
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Date: 2/18/12 6:32 PM

Yes, it reminds me of the tragic marathon dancers in the '60s movie, They Shoot Horses, Don't They. Very sad.

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