LOVE HER: Nick Verreos with Project Runway Season 11 Winner Michelle Lesniak--Bunin/Murray Studios "Road to the Runway Season 12" special
TONIGHT, as you know (or you SHOULD KNOW!!) is the Premiere of Season 12 Project Runway on Lifetime! Yes, kids, almost ten years and eleven seasons later, the little competition show I was part of back on Season 2, is still going strong.
Let Them Eat Runway! Project Runway stars Heidi "Antoinette" Klum (sitting in a scissor throne) and Tim Gunn (holding a needle scepter) and a bunch of naked models (BTW: where are the Designers?) in the scandalous promo poster that was banned in Los Angeles
I have had the pleasure of BLOGGING the Recaps as well as being a judge during the castings/auditions for the last TEN SEASONS (I need to change my nickname from "Uncle Nicky to "Project Runway Grandpa Nick"). I've also been asked to do my commentary on several of Lifetime Network's "Road to the Runway" casting special shows that precede the actual Season Premiere. The last one I did was with Season 1 Project Runway All Stars Winner Mondo Guerra and we had a blast! On that note--once again I was asked to give my "expertise" and cheeky commentary on the new season and it's designers--Here are some behind-the-scenes pics from the filming:
Pretty in Pink: Nick Verreos Lifetime Network's Project Runway "Road to the Runway Season 12" special
Hola Baby: Right after I finished my filming, guess who had just arrived??? Season 11 Champion Michelle Lesniak! She--literally--had just flown in from Utah, where she was doing an event/appearance the night before. It was soooo good to see Michelle. She looked fabulous, naturally--even if she had just been on a plane and barely had three hours of sleep, probably! She wore a vintage blouson-sleeve high-neck blouse and perfectly fitting flared leg jeans. We DISHED for several minutes--OK, more like AN HOUR (while she was getting her Hair and Makeup done for her segment)--and then it was time to "let her go" and allow her to actually do what she was there to do: film her "I'm Last Season's Winner and I Know What's Up!" commentary.
Don't MISS TONIGHT'S Season 12 Premiere of Project Runway at 9 pm EST/PST and yes, the "Road to the Runway" casting special that airs before it at 8 PM EST/PST (because I'll be on that one!!)