My sentiments on the finale are below. I just watched it today, but I managed to avoid all spoilers. Whew!
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I finally watched PR today, so I can comment on the finale now.
– The episode before the final episode was the first time they edited the show to make you like Santino. Poor guy, hard luck, really insecure. It was strange. And he didn’t have his usual flash and his clothes weren’t all Santino-ish and … he just seemed defeated. I liked his dresses, but they did have problems with the chest line.
– Chloe. Chloe. Chloe. Whatever WERE you thinking with that HIDEOUS pink and gold thing? Flashback to the 80s and then some! All she needed were lace baby doll socks with heels and some Madonna-style black bracelets! I had to cheer for Chloe, she was the hometown girl. But while I liked half of her collection, I did not like the other half. At all. And it was odd that there was no diversity to it – hers or Santinos. It should have been day wear and evening wear.
I got suspicious a few weeks ago when I noticed that the Tresseme commercials only had Chloe’s model in it. I had a feeling she was the winnner.
– Daniel V. I loved Daniel V. I loved a lot of his collection. I agreed that the “badge” on his PR model’s dress was weird. It was also odd that Tim always loved his stuff – until the end. Then he had nothing to say? If I had been Daniel V., I would have cried. I liked that his collection showed a range of clothes, not just a single type. I got tears in my eyes when Michael Kors told him to come to him for a job.
I was happy with either Chloe or Daniel V. winning. I was leaning more towards Daniel V. personally, but not by much. I would have had a hard time choosing if I had been in the judge’s shoes.
(I left all of this as a comment on Sassenach’s blog, but just had to post it here too.)