Santino insists, “I did win. It’s obvious that I did win”

Santino Rice, one of the three finalists on Project Runway 2, insists that, although he lost the competition, he still won.

“And I did win. It’s obvious that I did win,” he tells TV Guide. “I don’t need the big shiny crown of Project Runway to validate me as a designer. People ask me all the time, ‘What happened to whats-her-name?’ And I’m like, ‘I don’t know who you’re talking about.'” He’s talking, of course, about Chloe Dao, the winner of the show.

Although Santino may not yet have come to terms with his loss, he’s at least not yet delusional about his chance for ongoing fame as a TV star. He says that, while participating in a Details photo shoot with other reality stars, “I really felt out of place while I was there with them. I felt like everyone else was kind of jockeying for the next TV thing that they were going to do.”

And while Santino says he “get[s] offers like that all the time,” he won’t even consider doing another TV show unless “it involves fashion.”

Runway’s Santino Reveals His Design for Success [TV Guide]

The Quest ends its journey stronger than it began

Verlox from The Quest

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Plus: an interview with the actor who played Verlox and the ogre.


Shark Tank is getting a spin-off

Shark Tank

Companies that get deals on the show will be followed for this new spin-off.

Also: Before the show began, Shark Barbara Corcoran was cast and then replaced--but then she sent this amazing e-mail and won the job.

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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.