Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Was the fix on?

Ok, I admitted that I actually liked Kim's room on the finale of HGTV's "Design Star" better than Cal Poly grad Todd's. But as Clive announced her as the winner Sunday night, I couldn't help but think there was something fishy going on.

First there are all the rumors about Kim -- a hairdresser with no design background -- having an in with producers on the show. (See the comments on an earlier post on the show here.) Then there's the fact that this beautifully designed space in the final challenge came from NOWHERE. I can't think of one episode from the run of the show where she really impressed. And finally, there is Todd's space. So throughout the entire season, week after week, he brings it with a design that is innovative and memorable -- often to the extreme. And then he falls down in the last challenge? Seems highly suspect.

So what do you think?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I have to agree I was disturbed as Clive announced. I can't figure out how Kim pulled off that room when she really hadn't done one impressive room before that. It seemed she kept winning each week, but without the work to back it up. I thought there were plenty of talented people that were cancelled as she progressed. Helps to be the hairdresser/friend/neighbor of the In Style editor.