Tim Gunn has a message for Project Runway’s fans about the showâ€™s new season: You may feel like screaming at the TV! The show’s fifth season premiers Wednesday on Bravo (9 p.m. ET). Tim tells People magazine:
Itâ€™s a real roller coaster, Fans are going to get mad â€” early! There are some big surprises: Favorites wonâ€™t be there anymore, and I can only imagine how the blogs are going to explode over some of the challenge winners. We say that each season has a different DNA and boy, is that true.
Tim gave a sneak-peek at each contestant:
*Blayne, 23:”The designers love him. His work is like his personality â€” exuberant. Blayne is hard to miss.â€
*Daniel, 25: â€œHeâ€™s intense â€” not the workroom jokester â€¦ I called him â€˜the sweater.â€™ As in perspiration.â€
*Korto, 33 â€œStill waters run deep: She seems so quiet and reserved, almost reclusive. Sheâ€™s not. Korto is going to tantalize people with her work.â€
*Emily, 27: â€œEmily is effervescent, very likable and a positive presence in the workroom. Sheâ€™s a sweetheart but sheâ€™s serious about what she does.â€
*Jennifer, 27: â€œSheâ€™s very thoughtful, smart and she is driven by literature and classic films rather than the pop culture scene.â€
*Jerell, 28: â€œHeâ€™s very generous of spirit. And by that I mean he was frequently one of the first to finish and he would help other designers. And heâ€™s wonderfully funny.â€
*Jerry, 32: â€œJerry possesses an enormous amount of self-confidence. You can take that any way you want!â€
*Joe, 41: â€œHeâ€™s our one straight guy! Heâ€™s a guyâ€™s guy and therefore he has a place on the show thatâ€™s very unique. Joe is also a family man and talks about what his daughters would wear.
*Keith, 26: â€œKeith is all about innovation and experimentation. But you would never pick him out of a group as being a fashion designer â€” you look at him and see high school football jock.â€
*Kelli, 27: â€œSheâ€™s our rock and roller and she embraces that role. Kelli is a little ball of fire.â€
*Kenley, 25: â€œKenley is our season five Project Runway Bettie Page. And sheâ€™s true to that role, let me tell you!â€
*Leanne, 27: â€œSheâ€™s a conceptual designer. And when the audience gets to know her sheâ€™s a person I think theyâ€™re really going to be rooting for.â€
*Stella, 42: â€œLooks are deceiving with a lot of these designers. If I saw her in a dark alley Iâ€™d run â€” but sheâ€™s a sweetheart!â€
*Suede, 37 â€œSuede is a good problem-solver. And heâ€™s current and contemporary in what he produces compared to, say, a Kenley whoâ€™s a little more retro.â€
*Terri, 39: â€œI found her to be another excellent problem-solver. She knew how to make it work!â€
*Wesley, 23: â€œHis designs are at the higher end of sophistication â€¦ beautiful work but thereâ€™s not a lot of risk-taking.â€
Hmmm. One straight guy, a Bettie Pageophile, and someone named Suede. It may piss you off, but I doubt it’ll be boring!