Proj Run's Raul: Some People Don't Have Talent
Project Runway's Raul: I'm Sick of the Hate
TheInsider.com caught up with the third designer to get cut, Raul Osorio. The opinionted designer gave us the skinny on who is difficult in the work room, who should have gone home and why he and his partner didn't do an menswear inspired look for the Emmy red-carpet challenge!
TheInsider.com: How does it feel to leave Project Runway?
Raul Osorio: It feels like it’s not my time. But at the same time, someone has to go. It’s sad that this is the end for me on Project Runway, but at the same time it’s not the end for Raul Osorio. There’s a lot of things that are gonna happen for me; a lot of things that I’m planning to pursue, so I don’t know. I’m excited for whoever is left in the show.
TheInsider: How did it feel to leave with something that you yourself said you weren’t proud of?
Raul: It’s a little embarrassing. It’s embarrassing to leave with something that you don’t feel good about. I don’t think there’s a gown [that] represents who I am as a designer at all. But also, there is – like I said before – there are too many cooks in the kitchen. And the design was compromised, and the fabric was a mess, and it was either have Mila wearing that dress, or push her on the runway naked.
TheInsider: Did you feel like the judges got it right, that you were sent home? Or did you think your partner should have been sent home?
Raul: I don’t think that Alicia [Hardesty] or I were supposed to go home. I think that it is very obvious that some of the people don’t have the talent to be on the show. But some of them were safe because they were paired with other people that saved their asses. Also, there are some people that don’t wanna be on the show. So maybe that should’ve been taken into consideration instead of sending me home, because I wanted this and I put a lot of things on the line to be there.
TheInsider: Who do you think should’ve gotten sent home this week?
Raul: To be honest, I think Gunnar [Deatherage] and Kooan [Kosuke]. I think Kooan is extremely talented, and he deserves to be there. But I think that Gunnar was the one that I think should go home because the one outfit, that white dress looks like a wedding dress. … There [were] a lot of issues with the construction of the dress. Somehow the judges were not able to see it, and somehow he ended up on the top three and that’s what’s crazy about this show. Sometimes you feel that you can be on top, and next time you see you’re on the bottom.
TheInsider: I have to say as a viewer, I was very shocked that Gunnar and Kooan’s dress was on top, considering all the issues they had.
Raul: And the client was unhappy. The client seemed unhappy. At least mine, [Mila] was trying to pretend to be okay.
TheInsider: Irina seemed miserable on the runway. How did it seem to you?
Raul: Yeah! And also in the work room she snapped at them multiple times. But who knows what the judges are looking for? We do our part and I don’t think that Project Runway defines me as a designer. I think that I’m very glad that this experience happened to me, but I’m more than that. I’m glad that the people that are on the show are still working very hard to be part of it, but I’m also thankful that if this was my time to go, I’m sure that there’s a lot of things coming my way.