women: Project Runway was our idea.

women: Project Runway was our idea.
A designer and a merchandiser claim that they came up with the idea for Bravo’s Project Runway. According to Page Six, “Designer Cynthia Rodriguez and fashion merchandiser Elizabeth Zwiebach say the hit about competing fashion designers is a copy of their proposed show ‘American Runway.’” A Miramax Television rep says, “Since we pitched the series idea prior to March 2003, we are confident this claim has no merit.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.