Last night, while Ra'mon worked his ass off, his teammate Mitchell joked around, burned himself on an iron and was a general slackery nuisance.

Then, when Ra'mon needed some support or encouragement, Mitchell said, "In our relationship, I can't always tell you that you're perfect." Excuse me?

The challenge was to create a surfer girl inspired look. To find out about this challenge, the designers had to be driven all the way to the damn beach, where they encountered Tim Gunn in sunglasses and flip-flops.

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Channeling James Spader in Less Than Zero?

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Possibly.

Personally, I miss the wacky challenges, like making a dress out of corn husks or crafting a wrestling outfit. Red carpet and beach wear? These are what are known as "gimmes."

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Also: Doesn't that second dress from the left seem very similar to the beach-inspired number Ra'mon designed, below?

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

At some point it was revealed that in addition to a fun beachy look, the deisgners would need an avant garde look as well. Here's how they reacted to that news:

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

The "beach scene" really threw some people off. Take Nicolas for instance. To him, "beach" meant "lace garters".



His teammate tried to rationalize: A seawoman! Like in that mermaid movie! And she's fallen on hard times! So she has to to be a hooker! In the '80s!

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Behold: Seahooker.



Ra'mon started to design some kind of wetsuit, which freaked the hell out of Tim Gunn. "I fundamentally don't get it," he said. He was pissed.

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

So Ra'mon had, like, five minutes left, in which he put on a garbage bag...

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Dyed some neoprene...

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Blowdryed his fabric...

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

And whipped up a little cocktail dress, which won the whole damn thing. Summer from The O.C. said she would wear it "with alterations."

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Meanwhile, Team Older Black People were fighting on the runway.

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Heidi Klum was amused.

Project Runway: "I Didn't Try Hard Enough"

Nina Garcia was not amused.

Ra'mon's teammate slacker Mitchell was eliminated, and rightly so.



He admitted: "I didn't try hard enough." Did you try at all?!?!?

Any last words, Mitchell?