Oholibamah January 7, 2017 Share January 7, 2017 With a (rumored) Season 6 lurking in the shadows and a Season 5 with far too many WTF casting decisions, I've taken it upon myself to draft the Season 6 list myself. No need to thank me, Lifetime. Just doing my part. The rules: I made an effort to keep it realistic, knowing they never bring back more than a handful of Bravo contestants and tend toward recency bias. I also tried to imagine who would actually agree to come back (i.e. I sadly doubt Laura Bennett would come back). I'm also sick to death of bringing back former winners, especially after the results of the last 3 seasons. Yawn. I also limited it to 2-per-season, because otherwise we might get a Rolaskatox situ- oh, sorry. Wrong show. Without further ado, your Season 6 Dream cast: -Laurence Basse (Season 15): I mean, obviously. Right? She's basically the coolest person ever. She's my pick to take it all, as I think the All Stars format of weekly challenges and a concentrated 4-day is right up her alley. -Roberi Parra (Season 15): I probably would've slotted Rik pre-finale, but Roberi's final collection was solid, and I think he makes better TV. And as we know, casting an "All Stars" season is about TV as much as the fah-shun. Rik can come back for Season 7. -Kelly Dempsey (Season 14): A chance for redemption after being robbed in Season 14! I looked back at her weekly designs recently and I forgot how damn consistent she was: her only off week was the horrific Mean Girls team challenge. Sadly, she'll likely end up Always-the-Bridesmaid to Laurence. -Kristine Guico (Season 13): All Stars is as much an opportunity for a "second chance" as it is bringing back the best designers. Kristine was cut after a string of strong designs in an unnecessary double elimination, sparing a far worse dress. She deserves another shot! -Bradon McDonald (Season 12): Like Laurence, he was the one to beat after strong showing during the competition weeks, but ultimately delivered a less-than-stellar collection at Fashion Week. I suspect he'll start strong, survive a a few trips to the bottom mid-competition and exit later in the game. -Joseph Aaron Segal (Season 11): We need an odd-ball choice in the mix, don't we? I found Joseph adorable and genuinely quirky (sorry, Erin!), and thought the flower sweater-dress that got him eliminated was fabulous. That week really should have been a non-elimination. I don't suspect he'll fare much better on All Stars, but I am hopeful to get a few weeks of his quirky designs. -Kimberly Goldson (Season 9): She's one of the designers I'm surprised hasn't been invited back for All Stars! Her performance was inconsistent during Season 9, but had a few wow moments (the Nina challenge, the Bird challenge, etc.), and I thought her final collection was the strongest of the non-decoy collections. She also had an awesome personality, and brought the drama with her time management issues. -Bert Keeter (Season 9): I don't usually enjoy the crotchety-old-dude types, but I liked that Bert took risks (his Teletubby jumpsuit was hilarious), and produced two of my favorite looks of Season 9 (the pyjama dress and his gold/white 70s dress). His final collection remains one of the best ever on Project Runway and I'd love to see how he'd fare with the All Stars format. Amy Sarabi (Season 7): During Season 7 Amy went from producing solid, beautiful work (Burlap challenge, Campbell's, Hardware), to taking some very bizarre risks (hair-bowl dress, fish scale pants, etc.); that said, at least she tried to push the envelope! Her decoy collection was fantastic and her personality a breath of fresh air. I think she'd be one to watch in All Stars. Jonathan Peters (Season 7): Another Season 7 designer that I found underrated. Although I didn't dig Jonathan's decoy collection, he had some wow pieces during the season, and I loved his dry witty personality. Carol Hannah Whitfield (Season 6): Another I'm surprised hasn't been back! She was quiet in the beginning of the competition, but after the Bob Mackay challenge she was on fire. Her final collection featured some stunning pieces, and her genuine sweetness was a nice counterpoint to Meana-Irina. Ra'mon Lawrence (Season 6): After being eligible to return for Season 13, it's strange that Ra'mon hasn't been back for Allstars. He was an early boot in Season 6, but I actually liked the design that got him aufed, and thought he had interesting ideas. Doesn't hurt that he's easy on the eyes and seems like a nice guy. Jillian Lewis (Season 4): And topping my wishlist...! For some reason I doubt she'd come back, but seeing another whole season of fabulous Jillian coats is worth the price of admission. Santino Rice (Season 2): Now that he's finished his stint on RuPaul's Drag Race, maybe he'd be interested in another shot? His designs are inconsistent, but his quips and dramatic personality make for good television. Wildcards: None of these people will probably ever come back after their respective experiences with the show, but it'd be fascinating to see how they'd operate with another shot. -Swapnil Shinde (Season 14): Loved him on Season 14, fantastic final collection, and just might function better with the All Stars format. -Korina Emmerich (Season 13): FWIW, I still think her meltdown was totally justified, and there's no way Char deserved to outlast her. Her jewelry look remains one of my favorites from all 15 seasons, and it'd be interesting to see if she's mellowed a bit. -Kooan Kosuke (Season 10): In just his brief time on the show, I thought his designs were awesome. I don't fully blame him for choosing to leave: obviously his aesthetic wasn't what the judges were looking for, so why stick around? But I would love to watch a season where the judges actually appreciate his work, and after awarding "kooky Erin" the win this season, maybe the show's ready for him? Maya Luz (Season 7): Her departure from Season 7 made sense to me, but now that she's matured as a designer, maybe she would be interested in another shot? Her work throughout the season was consistently fantastic, and I'd love to see more from her. I'm surprised the well of solid casting decisions still hasn't dried up, but I guess 5 seasons of casting bizarre choices has left a lot of wiggle room. Anybody I missed? Totally disagree? I'm interested in seeing other people's dream casts! 3 Link to comment
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