7.20.2006

get out your handkerchiefs


call me cynical, but i think malan is a big phony. i don't buy that sob story about his mommy dissing his sketches for a SECOND. (ok, those crocodile tears did have me going for a second, but just ONE, before i snapped back to reality.) trust me: that guy will be back. the producers know exactly what they're doing. it was way too much of a sappy setup to have been authentic. which is why you gotta love that show--there is nothing "real" about it. (except for MK's snippy zingers and nina's icy stares.)

malan actually has a post on his blog entitled "maybe this will explain," featuring (brace yourself) the lyrics of "nature boy" (ya know, cue the heartstrings: "there was a boy...a very strange enchanted boy...") posted in english, spanish AND japanese. give me a break.

trust me. the guy is a poseur. albeit, a very talented poseur. not that that is a bad thing. c'mon. it's just freakin' television.

that said, i can't honestly believe they aufed him over whiny angela. he's a thousand times more entertaining. which is why i am predicting he will be back, daniel-franco style.

btw, cynicism apparently runs in my family. my brother insists that vincent is a plant. and not of the leafy green variety, although i'm sure vince would enjoy that. my bro says there is no way anybody is truly that whacked. i have my doubts, but am leaving all options open at this point.

18 comments:

anneland22 said...

one hundred percent agreement...disappointed that we will not continue to be amused by M this season and very annoyed that they kept such a raging wench.

allison said...

I feel out of the loop and intrigued all at the same time...i should really start watching shouldn't i?

Kim said...

Heehee, I love Malan! And I am all emo over his auf'ing. I am mystified over the lack of any sort of commentary on the whole Tim Gunn, "I'm going to have to ask you to leave," scandal PR was advertising. What happened to that?! I hope who ever gets booted from that is replaced by Malan. He is so my snakey boyfriend I desperately need to kick to the curb that everyone can see but me.

kate said...

i'm sorry kim. you can't have him. he's all miiiiine. ok, we both know he doesn't go to our church. not that there's anything wrong with that. and yeah, you are so right about the TG comment...i totally forgot about that. what is up with that...anyone??

Emily said...

I actually laughed out loud when Malan went into that sob story of his mother throwing down his sketches. Umm, yeah, I'm sure that's EXACTLY how it went down. Yeesh.

I certainly did not expect him to go home though. He will for sure be back.

Marcia Cleary said...

Kate,
I couldn't wait for your post about last night! You're awesome. I figured they left that whiner Angela so she could whine and complain on the next show. And Malan will be back clicking his castenadas. Vincent is Woody Allen sewing, or Derek Zoolander.
Marcia
www.Knittingbag.com

clairity123 said...

i cannot believe that they did not ditch Angela... your brother is right...Vincent is a plant to make things interesting. If the he/she architect knew so much about fashion, she would not have wore that hideous plunging neckline....although as a nurse it was nice to be able to count ribs down to her sternum, just in case she would need the H manuever...or CPR

Kelly B said...

Yeah, I smelled something fishy about poor Malan and his mommy complex. I was really shocked though- Angela was such a hag. And what's up with her whole "I don't sketch" thing?? Um, isn't that like a requirement?

Vincent reminds me of my ex-boyfriend's father- he got divorced, had a mid-life crisis, and now spends his days wearing hawaiian shirts and gold chains with his chest hair showing, blaring Jimmy Buffet while he skinny-dips in the backyard pool, and generally trying to act like he's 20. It's like a car wreck- so bad, and yet you just can't stop watching.

I love Project Runway!

Glaistig said...

I thought I was all East Coast hardened and cynical and all . . . but I admit to being possibly duped by Monsieur Malan at the end. Ha, good stuff!

Leyna Faye said...

Malan's accent is totally fake. And i bet his name is something like... Joe.

Mme Defarge said...

I agree with everything except the 'very talented' poseur part. I thought he was more than a little obvious.

Genie said...

So...I watched last night and did anyone else notice that the accent totally disappeared in the midst of the sobbing Mommy-sketches story??? I couldn't stop watching...it was GREAT. Angela is a total hag and is giving Ohio and even worse reputation...I don't sketch???
Wh-what??
*I need to stop obsessing about PR and get back to knitting!!!* xoxo

Claire said...

Hey Kate,

Did you know Tim Gunn has a podcast? The transcript of it http://allprojectrunway.blogspot.com/2006/07/transcript-of-tims-podcast-fit-for.html makes it seem like Malan's NOT coming back.

Amy said...

Exactly. I don't believe Malan for a minute. but I do think he'd be a much more interesting contestant than Angela, who frankly revolted me.

Anncie said...

sometimes living in Sweden fills my life with total darkness...like when we're two seasons behind in project runway...guess I always can return to this post and make a comment about the designers in about a year or so!

Amy said...

Of courses he's a phony, but he's an entertaining phony. That Angela is pathetic, and not in an amusing way.

jenna said...

Alright, I was an episode behind so I avoided your blog until I caught up! But now I can comment. Vincent = plant, no doubt. After all, let us not forget the sage words of Michael Kors in the pre-season Road to the Runway episode: "That guy's a whack-a-do!"

Anonymous said...

Ok, I used to think Vincent was a plant. Now I think "wow, this show is really real!" I mean like true crimes true. Last night I watched Tim, peering with great sincerity over his probably-Prada glasses, acutually kick that Keith guy off the show. He broke a rule. Believe it, this show has INTEGRITY. No clay feet here, iron from top to bottom. I'm crochet hooked now.
Bro

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