How to Get Your Husband to Watch “Project Runway”
I’ve had a long love affair with “Project Runway”, but only recently have I managed to convince my partner to watch it with me. (Don’t tell anyone, but he’s totally into it.) With the much anticipated Season 12 finale coming up, it’s not too late to get your husband on board with your favorite fashion reality competition. He may think it’s a chick pick, but "Project Runway" has all the elements he appreciates in great television.
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Catfights – Their designs are refined, but contestants’ attitudes are anything but. Close quarters plus high stakes add up to back-stabbing, confrontations and epic meltdowns. This season has had more smack-downs than the WWF thanks to volatile competitor Ken Laurence, whose profanity-laced tirades must have kept network censors working overtime.
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Casual Nudity – Sure, lots of shows feature beautiful women, but how often do those beautiful women strip down to their skivvies just because it’s their job? On "Project Runway", you can count on it.
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Zingers – When the Project Runway judges disapprove, they don’t hold back. Their criticisms are harshly funny, especially when confronted with a crotch-related design flaw like camel toe or diaper butt. Some of our favorite “oh-no-they-didn’t” comments:
“She looks like a slutty cat toy.” – Zac Posen
“It looks like she has a foaming vagina.” – Nina Garcia
“She looks like a transvestite flamenco dancer at a funeral.” – Michael Kors
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Funny Impressions – If your man is the sort who trots out his Christopher Walken impression after one beer, he is going to love "Project Runway" for the raw material. Between Tim Gunn’s one-of-a-kind intonations (“De-sign-ers…”) and catch phrases (“Make it work!”), and Heidi Klum’s chirpy Auf Wiedersehens, there is much to imitate, and the cast members often get in on the act.
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Heidi’s Skirts – The longer this show is on the air, the shorter Heidi’s miniskirts get. Her incredible legs are the eighth and ninth wonders of the world. They should be a national monument.
If that’s not enough to convince your husband to watch "Project Runway" with you, I suggest a bribe, like cake or a shoulder rub. That’s how my partner gets me to watch "Ice Road Truckers". You’ll make it work.