Heidi Klum Asked for Tim Gunn's Help in Swaying Project Runway's Final Vote? It's Not the First Time
Tim Gunn's always a candid fellow, but the Project Runway mentor let loose at a Kate Spade event in Pennsylvania last Friday when he shared his feelings about surprise season-eight champion Gretchen Jones. He also revealed that during the judges' final deliberations, Heidi Klum pulled him aside and asked him to help sway the judges to vote for Mondo. Excuse me, Heidi! That is not Tim's job. And you should know better, Ms. Klum: He already turned you down once when you sought his help in rendering the season-ending decision.
First, here's Tim Gunn admitting that Heidi begged for his help.
And secondly, I'd hate to be the one to tarnish Heidi Klum's good name, but facts are facts: She also sought Tim's help at season two's end, finding him backstage and asking him for advice on whether to name Chloe Dao, Santino Rice, or Daniel Vosovic as champion. Gunn admitted as much during his then-regular BravoTV.com podcast (which is nowhere to be found on these fickle internets now). As I remember it, Gunn was backstage with Klum and Messing, the two ladies couldn't figure out who should win, and they consulted him for help.
Come now, Heidi. Tim's an impartial observer. He dreaded being forced to guest-judge the season five finale when Jennifer Lopez dropped out after a mysterious "foot injury." Don't drag him into the muckity-muck judges' panel again. He's fragile and his skin is made of pearls! And anyway, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia had clearly made up their mind to award Gretchen the win. No amount of objections -- even from Tim Gunn -- were going to change that.