Tim Gunn’s Rare Emotional Moment With Contestant on ‘Project Runway’

Jeremy Belanger

On Thursday’s Project Runway, the contestants were split into teams and had to pitch and deliver a clothing line. Contestant Alex Snyder jumped into the captain’s seat for Team Unity and presented a line for modern businesswomen.

The team hustled to make a clothing line, but the judges thought it ended up being more of a collection for a night out on the town. Team Unity lost, and as the captain, Alex took the blame. He said, “I failed on the pitch. I failed my team. They put their trust into me. So, if there’s anyone that deserves to go home, it’s me. None of these people at all.” Heidi Klum said auf Wiedersehen to Alex.

Tim Gunn came to see the designers afterward, holding back tears, and said, “I couldn’t be prouder of the team interactions, and I couldn’t be prouder of your statesman-like behavior. … And Alex, I have to say, you’re the greatest inspiration of all. To take the bullet is something that’s unprecedented on Project Runway.” He then joined the designers in a round of applause for Alex, their fallen leader.

Project Runway airs Thursdays at 9 p.m. on Lifetime.

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