And the winner said…

November 5th, 2010

Most fans of the TV show “Project Runway” were left with jaws dropped at the end of last week’s finale episode. As evidenced by their heated discussion, the four judges were split on their final decision. Yet they named ready-to-wear designer Gretchen Jones the winner. How did that happen?! How could Gretchen have edged out the artistic, viewer-favorite Mondo Guerra?

I, too, had thought Mondo’s win a forgone conclusion. That is, until the second-to-last episode when the finalists talked on camera about their desire to win. I listened to what they each had to say and surprisingly thought to myself,  Gretchen is now the likely winner.

Below, without attribution, is what both Mondo and Gretchen had to say. Can you guess which quote belongs to the winner?

“I want this so bad that I can taste it, and I just don’t want to fail. Whatever happens, I know that I’m going to walk away from this experience a better person, and I tend to be more grateful.”

“It’s all or nothing. I’ve given up everything. I have nowhere to live. I don’t know what I’m going to do. All I do know is that this is my dream. It’s really my dream.”

Which statement do you think conveys acceptance of nothing less than winning? What words express the state of mind of achievement? Which statement signals unstoppable success? I think you know.

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