The designers leave the stage. Heidi loved Maya and Jay's look for less. Nina and Michael agree. Michael says that Mila's coat was exciting and had a signature. Matthew thinks it's unique as well. He also thinks that Ping's dress was a mess of ideas. Heidi didn't like her lack of interest in the look for less. Nina thinks that Anthony was too literal with his inspiration. Heidi says that his signature was too costume-y.
The designers return! Jonathan is in. Heidi tells Mila that her signature look was modern. She won the challenge! She has immunity for the next challenge. She interviews that it feels wonderful to win. This challenge was important to her because the signature look was very true to who she is as a designer. She gets hugs from everyone (except an absent Jonathan) backstage. Maya is in. Jay is in, duh. Seth Aaron is in. Jesse is in. Anthony is... in. He gasps inside and hugs Ping before he leaves. She starts to cry. She gets her kisses and goes backstage. She interviews tearfully that she came to the show to learn and to see what she could do. In that regard, she feels like she did an amazing job. Well goddamn, this makes me want to cry. Bless her heart, she really believes in what she's doing. However unrealistic it might be, I like this so much more than someone being weird just to be different. I believe her. Jesse hugs her backstage, which is nice, I guess. I don't understand that. I'd hate him. She tells the other designers that she would like for them to remember the happy Ping, instead of the crying Ping (but adds that she did cry a lot on the show). She hugs Tim and he tells her that he can't imagine the workroom without her.
Ping tells us that winning the show was not her priority. She is proud of herself and she will never forget this experience. Bye Ping! I'll miss you.
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