Project Runway 6: Gordana Gehlhausen Expected Her Elimination


A number of fans are devastated at the recent elimination of one designer on Project Runway - Gordana Gehlhausen. Many felt she didn't deserve to lose the museum-inspired challenge last week, but even she herself knew Bryant Park wasn't her next step.


On her interview with TV Guide, the 45-year-old contestant discussed why she thought she'd never make it to the finale. She wasn't at all surprised that she was criticized for her last design.


"I knew that the critique was going to happen, because that's how it was through the whole show for me," she said. Even though it sounds a bit pessimistic, it really was just the reality she was expecting.


"I knew I'm not going to make it to the top three," Gordana went on. She even said that she noticed it as Tim Gunn, their mentor, walked straight into the workroom to comment on her work.


"When Tim Gunn came to critique, I just saw it on his face," the designer explained. "[He] knew I was going to be kicked off already."


She'd already given up, but not for those she deeply cares about. At the start of the competition, Gordana promised herself that what she's doing isn't just to please the judges. It was to prove her ability and determination to herself and her loved ones.


"Even at the beginning of the challenge, I kept stating that this was not for the judges," Gordana said. "This was for me, this was for my family and my friends and my country."


Still, the designer had a lot to say about her Project Runway experience - that is, its aftermath. "I would love to do after-school programs for children and to do like, Design with Gordana. "I would love to be able to have some kind of program where children can go become designers."


Gordana Gehlhausen added, "Anything I want to do in my life I want to do in a way where I'm also inspiring others. This show never was for me. This show was for the little lost girl that I was."


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Nov 11, 2009 1:34AM EST

Her final challenge look was one of the best things she did all season. But, frankly, I was shocked she made it even half that far - several much more deserving people went home instead.

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