Miss USA wears Kayne’s Project Runway dress, is the fourth runner-up

Miss USA Tara Conner wore the dress designed by Project Runway 3‘s Kayne Gillaspie (with the help of Robert Best) on Sunday’s Miss Universe pageant. She made it to the final round, but ultimately became the fourth runner-up.

Oddly, her profile on the Miss Universe site shows a different evening gown, although she’s clearly wearing Kayne’s dress in photos from the show.

Reader Dave, who actually watched the show, reports that it was a veritable reunion of reality stars: among others, Donald Trump; his latest Apprentice Sean, who was a judge; Carson Kressley from Queer Eye; and even Project Runway 2‘s Santino, who also helped judge the competition.

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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