We see the designers leaving their apartments and Blayne says, "Delicious and nutritious" just as we see that "Team Licious" has been written on the chalkboard. Again, that feels very very 90s to me. These people are so cliché that it reaches beyond the history of this show even. Why do I hate them all so much? Feel me, people. These guys are all reality show contestants more than they are designers looking for a break, right? I'm almost feeling like Jerry was the most authentic now. Here's what I like in a Project Runway contestant: someone who is incredibly ambitious and wants to be a huge fat fashion star -- so much so that they don't think about their likeability or how funny they are. They just do it. Think Laura Bennett or Austin Scarlett or even Christian Siriano. Sure, they may have had some lines that they knew would kill and they dispensed them purposefully, but more importantly they were focused on the prize of the show. I feel like most of these people have already gotten the prize that they wanted -- face time on the tube.
At Parson's, Heidi greets the designers. Before they talk about the next challenge, she brings out the models. Heidi reminds them that they were assigned their models for the first challenge. Now, they get to choose. Kelli chooses first because she was the winner of the last challenge and she decides to stay with the same model, Germaine. I don't know if that was the right choice. Also, are the models a little catalog this year? And, not great catalogs. Like Home Depot or something. Joe chooses Topacio, a different model than he had before. Blayne chooses Polina. Emily stays with Leslie. Keith stays with Runa. Jennifer chooses Alex. Jerell interviews that Jennifer snatched his model. He doesn't know what to do. "I am salty!" OK. Wesley chooses Alyssa. She seems thrilled, flashing a sort of crazy smile. Jerell chooses Nicole and he doesn't seem happy about it. Kenley chooses Shannone. Stella picks Kendall. Korto chooses Katrina. Terri stays with Xaviera. Daniel chooses Elena. Leanne has the last pick and it's down to her old model Karalynn and Bell (Joe's model from before). She stays with Karalynn. Way to go, Joe. Bell is out and Joe doesn't really look upset about it.
Then, Heidi brings out the models again which Emily says she finds suspicious. I just find it tedious. They're on, they're off. Let's cut manufactured suspense, shall we? The models are going to be the designers' clients and they will be making cocktail dresses for them. Blayne, while pointing his fingers at the camera, interviews that this challenge is going to be great, because Polina is "golden." I can't work like this. Heidi sends them to the workroom where Tim will fill them in on the details of the challenge. Then, she leads the models off of the runway.