Next up is a reunion with Jay McCarroll. We see bits of his first audition. Tim admits that he wasn't sure that Jay was right for the show. Outside of his audition, we see Jay say that he wants to be on the show and had to take a bus to get there while sitting next to a kid eating a Subway sandwich. Similarly, I once had to ride a bus next to a giant old lady complaining of her sutures who was eating KFC. No lie. Tim says that Jay won him over completely. However, Jay hasn't had another runway show since winning. Tim wants to know what he is up to: "Are you a fashion designer? Are you a performer?" Is Jay a performer? Today, Jay's hair is short and it looks really cute. He jokes around with the cameras in his studio, and says he's trying to figure out everything about the fashion business. It would have been easy for him to put out a line three seasons ago, but getting a product to a customer is a harder equation. As well, he doesn't want to manufacture "flammable fabrics in a factory where people get shot." So, I guess he and Kathie Lee Gifford aren't exactly alike. Close enough. He wants to silence the naysayers with his collection and have it available to consumers.
We're introduced to Angela Keslar. In her bio video, she tells us that she is living in Ohio and making dresses that are mistaken for Yves St. Laurent. Angela has the recipe for instant annoyance. There's something really grating about her presence. At her audition, she spits a bunch of "I got heart!" clichÃ©s at the judges, including, "I make clothes and accessories like women make babies." Oddly, no one tells Angela that most women aren't going to want to buy clothes that came out of her vagina. She also makes this half-baked food/fashion analogy that just kind of annoys me. It looks like even she gets sick of it in the middle of saying it. She'd apparently auditioned last year, and Tim says that he was "seduced" by her, but they are worried that she doesn't have vision. Michael Kors says that there is "an artsy craftsy movement" currently in fashion, and that Angela fits in that.
Daniel Feld is next. He had his own line before, but didn't have a lot of publicity. So, he's hoping Project Runway will help with that. He looks like Robert Downey Jr. in Less Than Zero. He says that he knows how women want to look, which is classic. Heidi thinks that he looks more sophisticated than his clothes.
Tim tells us that Malan Breton has auditioned for the show three times. During his Season 2 audition, he was insulting toward fashion design schools, fashion magazines, and former designers on the show. They invited him onto the show anyway, and he turned them down! "Talk about a bitch slap," says Tim. Well, Malan's back again. Malan tells Tim that he likes the way Project Runway presents fashion, and that he'd been ignorant about that last year. Michael Kors thinks he's a "wackadoo." And, there's conjecture that his incredibly arch British accent might be fake. Please let it be fake.