Some of the juiciest tidbits come out of reality show confessionals - especially when Project Runway contestants trash-talk each other's work. But Season 7 finalist Emilio says he was so strapped for time during the challenges, that he would just blurt out his initial reaction in order to get back to work.
"I was more focused on the challenges and winning the challenges," he tells TVguide.com." I wasn't really thinking about what I was going to say or how I was going to say it."
Watch our full Q&A to see what the designer had to say about his defensive reaction to Tim Gunn's collection critique and how being a New Yorker played a role in his creations.