Preemptively (because I always consult my inner Tim Gunn for the real Tim Gunn's likely response whenever I have a problem with the show -- by the way, my inner Tim Gunn and inner Neil Simon are writing a script together. All I know is that it's like The Odd Couple meets Coco. Forget about it -- just give them their Tonys now), I'm not sure Tim Gunn can justify this challenge as a "real-life industry experience." The designers might have to design for "everyday" women, but will they have to watch a competitor work with their moms? It feels designed to capitalize on certain designers' nastiness (bye, fourth wall -- I'm so fucking right).
In response to hearing that they won't be working with their own family member, we see an interview with Jeffrey where he goes, "Waw! Waw!" and laughs and licks a corner of his mouth. He was probably, in actuality, describing his favorite moment on The Price is Right, but it looks like he's not excited about working with the models. Probably because they're all phonies.
The designers will randomly be chosen from the button bag, and they will in turn choose their models. So, here's another thing. You know that the thinnest ladies are going to go first. Doesn't all of this seem unnecessary? This kind of drama doesn't have much to do with finding America's next big fashion designer. Michael gets to choose first, since he won the last challenge. So he chooses Teresa, Robert's skinny sister. I didn't even break down the fourth wall to predict that one because it was so freaking obviously going to happen. She is a cute girl, though.
Heidi chooses the next button, and it's Laura's. She chooses Pam, Jeffrey's mom. "Just to torture Jeff, " she says. I thought that's what this whole challenge was. Vincent's next, and he chooses Uli's mom, Heidi. She's so adorable. Angela chooses Laura's mom, Lorraine. Kayne of Many Colors chooses Michael's mom, Pamela. Uli chooses Judy of Many Colors, about which Kayne whispers, "Good choice." Angela looks nervous, and presumably it's because her mom hasn't been chosen. See what I mean? This is so gross. Robert chooses Vincent's sister, Patricia. That leaves Darlene, Angela's mom. And Jeffrey. Jeffrey and Angela's mom. I don't think this is going to work out well (no fourth wall -- I actually know it's not going to work out well). Jeffrey interviews that he got Angela's mom "because God got drunk today. That's what I think." Jeffrey feels a lot of divine influence in regards to his participation on this show. If God let you get that moronic design tattooed across your neck, He's not paying much attention to how you do on the dress-up show. Got it? Jeffrey good-naturedly tells Darlene that she's going to have fun, and in response she whispers, "Thanks."