March 03, 2013 10:00 AM by Donna W. Martin
On this week’s episode of Project Runway, Benjamin’s client loved her senior fling dress but the judges didn’t and decided it was his time to go. Keep reading to see what Benjamin had to say following his shocking elimination.
According to Lifetime, Benjamin said he was absolutely devastated by the judges’ decision. “I sacrificed a huge amount to be here and the fact that it’s ended when it has, I feel completely distressed,” he said. And while he certainly didn’t expect to be in the top this week, he didn’t expect to be sent home either.
During the critique, Heidi told Benjamin his garment looked tight and uncomfortable and that his client looked like she had gone to a party and couldn’t wait for it to be over so she could take the dress off. But his client disagreed saying she could move comfortably in the dress and while she would take the judges’ criticisms, she refused to blame Benjamin.
Benjamin admitted he’d had a few rocky challenges and this week’s design wasn’t his best work but he felt like he read his client well and delivered a good garment based on what she was looking for.
Overall, Benjamin said he’d had an extraordinary experience on Project Runway and would look back and remember the times when he felt he was at his best. He specifically referred to last week’s challenge saying the garment he’d created for Miranda Lambert was truly what he was capable of as a designer.
“I’m upset [about leaving the competition],” he said, “[but] it is what it is so I just have to be graceful and accept that that was the judges’ opinion and sometimes the best thing to say is to say nothing at all. Everything has a negative and a positive and you have a choice which way you want to look at something. It’s life and you just have to move on.”
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