Diva clash spells ATL designer’s fashion fiasco

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We’ve been rooting for gay Atlanta’s own on Tim Gunn’s “Project Runway” spinoff  all season. But Nicholas Komor’s edgy aesthetic hasn’t translated, and a faceoff with his mentor might mean his doom this week.

As Komor’s teammates on “Under the Gunn” rightly point out, sweet mentor Anya Ayoung-Chee left the building for Thursday’s Steam Punk challenge. But the drill sergeant who takes her place crosses the line with our local boy.

“I’m starting to feel a little sense of frustration in myself when it comes to Nicholas,” Ayoung-Chee says. “How much is he understanding that he’s been saved twice?”

For the hundredth time, shut up, Anya. After a season of Komor ups and downs, his cold war with Anya is all downhill this week. The mentor and her charge go head-to-head with no communication between them the whole episode. Just as Komor warned us, tensions mount until Ayoung-Chee flat-out accuses him of faking the work shown in his portfolio. Gasp!

In all the years since Anya first hit the “Runway” franchise, we have never wanted to slap her more. And that’s saying a lot. It doesn’t help when Gunn himself tattles on Nicholas, or when each of the adversaries refuses to meet the other halfway. 

By the time his fate lies in her hands, well, watch the video above for the dirty details but we’ll just go ahead and say “so long” to Komor before you press play. And we still don’t get why we were supposed to hate him.


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