Heidi asks Jerell why he should go to Fashion Week and which two designers should go with him. Damn. He says it's his dream and he's consistently shown his point-of-view. He starts crying, but I have to say these tears look a little forced. He must have cried himself out earlier. He says that he thinks Kenley is a great designer, but the 50's silhouette has been done. She pipes in and says that's not all she does (it is). He replies that he's not trying to throw her under the bus, but he thinks Leanne and Korto should come with him. This is so savage. Kenley says that they didn't ask Jerell to elaborate on why he didn't think she should go to Bryant Park. That's actually true, though I'm glad, after all of her nastiness, to see her get some smackdown. Jerell gets kind of crazy and tells Kenley she can start speaking when they get to her. Then he says real crazy-like, "Yeah, so Leanne and Korto and Jerell at the tent, is what I'm trying to say. At the teeeeeyants.
Leanne's up next. She says that she will not present a boring show. She thinks that Korto and Jerell should come with her. She thinks they are on the same level as her, while Kenley keeps presenting the same shapes. Kenley just kind of scrunches up her face at this.
Korto is crying from the beginning. She says that she will show parts of her culture in her fabric choices. Her collection will show who she really is and wow them. She would take Leanne and Jerell with her, not just because of what they do, but also because of who they are as people. Kenley throws her head back and laughs at this.
Before she begins, Kenley remarks that she's just been thrown under the bus. She says that she takes the most risks of any of the designers. She says she will put on a show. Then she starts crying and says that, regarding fighting with people, she feels like she's been fighting her way through life (on tugboats) and it's a force of habit. She truly apologizes. She grew up tough and that's just her. She thinks Jerell and Leanne should come with her. She doesn't think classic puts on a show, and people want a show at Bryant Park. You know, Kenley's greatest problem is that she's immature and careless. She's probably not some horrible person, but she's definitely toxic at this stage in her life. Get some Oprah, girl.
While the judges confer, the designers wait backstage. Korto says that Kenley shouldn't have said anything about her. That's kind of lame since Kenley just got ripped to shreds onstage. Plus, the line about what kind of people Jerell and Leanne are was clearly pointed at her. Korto gets all in her business and Kenley says that she just went through what Korto went through "times 10." Korto says that she didn't say anything about Kenley, but she's not telling the total truth.