With seven hours remaining, Terri (who I just realized is from Columbus, Ohio-- same as Kelli!) says that she's making a jacket, vest, and pants. She interviews that she's updating the past. Leanne interviews that she is shocked at the number of pieces Terri has created. She thinks there is a sweatshop under her worktable. That's funny.
Jennifer interviews that she wasn't sure whether to go with a sporty design or stick closer to her own girly aesthetic. She decides to go girly. Now, I understand that these guys need to impress people with their own style, but the people this season are playing it so safe. They need to stretch a little bit. Her design will consist of a skirt, a camisole, and a sweater jacket. Very gladiator.
Daniel asks Stella why she's making her garment all in black. Blayne answers for her that it's because "we're in a depression." Insightful-- it's like reading The Economist. Stella says it's because black is modern and space age. Are we still that impressed with space age stuff? She says that she doesn't want to make anything soft. She says in the workroom that if the judges say anything about her design looking like a biker outfit, she will say that there are a lot of bikers in this country who watch the Olympics. This gets a big laugh from the others. Leanne says she doesn't think that Stella's design has anything to do with the Olympics. Instead, it looks like something you would wear to a Goth nightclub. Why do the two things have to be so different, Leanne?
Keith says he always wanted to be part of the Olympics as a child-- he had been a competitive gymnast. He wants to design something playful, so he's matching silk and fleece. I don't know.
Daniel and Kenley are giggling and having a good time and Joe interviews that they have no consideration for other people. It must be pretty quiet in there most of the time. They show a lot of moments though where it looks like we're supposed to believe that everyone hates Kenley's laugh. It's not really that loud-- I'm not sure what the problem is. Maybe I'd hate it more if I were in the room with her. Korto does an imitation of Kenley's laugh in her interview-- the trailing quality of the laugh is identified as the part that's most annoying. Jerell also hates it and imitates it in his interview. He thinks that Kenley needs a muzzle. There are some haters in the house.
Korto is working on her design, which is all white. Jennifer advises against making it look too "nurse." Korto says that she's taking a chance. She interviews that she has been watching the Olympics for years and her eye is always drawn to the teams in white. She says that, to her, America is a place for second chances. She reminds us that she was born in Liberia, in West Africa. In 1990, there was a revolution in the country that required her family leaving or risking rape, torture, and murder. She says the pain of that experience is always with her, like an open wound. To her, America is this place where she has an opportunity to try for a goal that she has wanted since high school. She believes that this is her time.