Wednesday, February 16, 2005

I can't believe I'm defending her

Less than an hour before Project Runway and I'm watching the re-run of last week's episode. That's when designer Wendy Pepper became the focus of so much controversy. Again. But I gotta say this: in a small way, Wendy is inspiring. A little frumpy in a looks-obsessed business, and 40 -- older than most of the other contestants -- she's the ultimate outsider. At an age when most people are settling into their careers and sensing where they'll top out, Wendy decided she wanted more for herself. And she pushed herself. I mean, if you can set aside the fact she threw so many other contestants under the bus, Wendy is, in a very small way, kinda brave.

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