Michael thinks that Seth Aaron's clothes all look polished on a small budget. Vivienne really liked his print. Heidi would wear Emilio's dress. Michael thinks that the print could work in a lot of different settings. Nina thought the movement in Maya's print was awesome. Michael thinks it was the best print of the day. They have made their decision.
The designers return to the stage. Emilio won the challenge! Fist pumps. He leaves the runway and hugs Jay backstage, who points out that this is his third win. Emilio interviews that this win shows that he's a force to be reckoned with. And that will make a difference to whom? And what will that difference be? Whatever, congratulations, ESosheart. Seth Aaron is in. Maya is in. Sorry, still no win. She interviews that she's frustrated. Mila is in. Wow, thought she'd be in the bottom.
Heidi tells Anthony that he made another simple cocktail dress. She tells Jonathan that his look was bizarre. Anthony is... out. She tells him that they will miss him. Jonathan blows a kiss to Anthony and leaves the stage. Anthony thanks the judges for everything and gets his kisses.
Backstage, Anthony enters with a giant, "Hey Boo!" He interviews that life has taught him that you don't have to have the crown to be the queen. Amen! He gets big hugs from everyone backstage. He may be doing it to mask some pain, but Anthony is all laughs right now and I think that I admire that about him. Coming from his background, he says that it's a miracle that he has reached the spot where he is right now. Tim enters and is glad to sense some levity in the room. He tells Anthony that he hopes that he is as proud of himself as Tim is for him. Anthony gives Tim a big hug and thanks him for everything. Tim reminds Anthony that his design is going to be on the cover of Marie Claire! Tim tells him that they love him as he walks away. He interviews that he may have been eliminated, but he still has the opportunity to change his tomorrow. Don't cry for him. In fact, he would like you to toss one back for him. What a magnificent suggestion, Anthony. Will do.
Jeff Long is a writer/actor in Brooklyn. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org