Nina Garcia and Michael Kors will judge every episode of Project Runway 7

The preview for next week’s episode of Project Runway 6 showed something unbelievable: Nina Garcia and Michael Kors both judging–at the same time! Nina reappeared for last night’s episode, and promises in a new interview that she and Michael will appear on every single episode of the seventh season of the show, which taped this summer. That’s good news, because the parade of guest judges have mostly sucked, and have made some poor decisions.

Nina told Entertainment Weekly that she “didn’t really think it was going to be noticeable” when she and Michael were missing, but said that was inevitable because the season taped last September and October, “the months when the fashion shows happen in New York, Milan, and Paris. I had to go do my job as an editor and cover the shows, so that’s where I was. It was really out of my control.”

Nina said that “we make a really good team: Heidi, Michael, and myself. We have a really good rapport in terms of deliberating. And perhaps that’s what is missing.” She also basically says she would have kept Ra’mon, and blames the rotating judges for his exit. She said his auf “upset me. Cause I thought Ra’mon was very talented. He was one of my favorites, actually. When I came back from Europe, he was the first person I was looking forward to seeing. And when I didn’t see him, I was like, [outraged] ‘Who ousted Ra’mon?! Who did it?! Who killed Ra’mon?!’ … that’s the problem with having so many people [filling in on] the show. When you’re there all the time, you know what’s consistent.”

As to next season, Nina said, “Moving forward, it’s back to New York and we’re all there. And we’re all happy to be there!”

Nina Garcia speaks! The ‘Project Runway’ judge sounds off on this season’s controversial judging [Entertainment Weekly]

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