Finally, just as I am about to die from the tension (not really), Irina is named the winner. I looooove how cool Heidi is during all the waiting. It's so weirdly edited, but my cold heart almost thaws up a tad when Althea warmly congratulates Irina, and Irina cries. Kors gives her a "spectacular," Suz a "great job," and naturally Nina a muted "congratulations." In an interview, Althea says she feels really great about the whole experience and all the great people she met and great advice she gained. "I may not have been the winner," she says, "but I'm still A winner." Heee. True. Onto the runway comes Irina's crying family and the nearly-crying Tim Gunn who, it was revealed in a recent article, was actually Irina's teacher in fashion school. Irina of course interviews that she's very proud of herself and "deserves a pat on the back," because she did have some stiff competition.
And there you have it. Are you pleased? Are you pissed? Take it to the forums, people, and make it work!