Project Runway’s Jay McCarroll: “I’m not on the fucking ‘Apprentice!'”

Project Runway’s Jay McCarroll: “I’m not on the fucking ‘Apprentice!'”
Project Runway‘s first-season winner, Jay McCarroll, “exploded at a party guest who mistook him for one of Donald Trump’s protégés,” according to Lloyd Grove, who reports this as if we’d blame Jay for getting annoyed at this mistake. He said, “I’m not on the fucking ‘Apprentice!'” Lloyd reports that Jay was wearing “a 10-gallon hat, pink sunglasses and giant poncho that hid the wine glass he was holding at crotch level,” and reports on an exchange between Jay and a Daily News reporter, Hud Morgan. Although Jay called to apologize (“I had about 900 drinks and I’m really, really sorry for screaming at you like an a–. I remember calling your parents [a rather colorful anti-gay epithet], but at the end of the day, you’re doing your job, and I shouldn’t be making personal attacks on you, and I’m sorry.”), Grove still recounts the whole exchange. It started when the reporter asked Jay about his hat, and Jay said, “I’m from the country. I live in the fucking woods. Where are you from?” It then devolves into Jay calling the reporter names and the reporter egging him on; Lloyd has the whole conversation.

The Sing-Off loses its star

Ben Folds

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Anna Martemucci

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about the writer

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.