Korina Is Project Runway's New Biggest Sore Loser

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After last night, Season 13 of Project Runway is down to its final four designers. Thursday's episode was the last challenge before Fashion Week, where Sean (who's the best) or Kini will inevitably win. But first, one last dramatic presentation from sore loser Korina!

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A little backstory: Last week, Korina had a tearful breakdown after losing to Charketa, who had the benefit of earning a mid-season "Tim Gunn Save" that kept her in the competition. Instead of sulking on her own, Korina blamed Char. Her immature reaction: "I'm so much of a better designer!" and "You were out. You were eliminated!"

For reference, this was Korina's losing design:

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These were the looks she and Char made for Heidi and Co.'s impromptu Redo:

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So Korina was Auf'd. I mean, you could play chess on her dress but that's about it.

In last night's episode, this season's eliminated designers returned to assist the final contestants on a challenge where they had to create a New York-inspired street chic look and reimagine a previous losing design. After being paired with Char (burn), Korina stormed off-set, telling Tim Gunn: "I really don't wanna do this. It's very fresh. I'm still really upset. And I don't think I would really be able to put enough effort into helping her...I think it's clear that I should not be here."

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Tim, what do you think?

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Sean?

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I get that it's a douchey move from producers meant to create tension. Still, most of the losers who've been forced to return swallow some humility and help out.

The designers' reactions:

Kini: "Korina is kinda looking like a big crybaby to me...You knew that somebody could get eliminated and unfortunately it was you."

Sean: "She's so bitter and she has this very dark side to her and she's obviously showing her true colors of how she feels now that she's out."

Amanda: "Getting eliminated sucks for everyone. It's not any more painful for her. I've been eliminated. I know."

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Shadiness is essential to Project Runway, and Korina's designs are impressive, but her elitist attitude rubbed me the wrong way the whole season. She needed a reality check. So yeah, biggest sore loser, although the award for wildest exit still goes to Sandro.

Bye Korina!

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Whoa. It's really weird seeing someone you have known since middle school get torn to shreds on a big website like Jezebel. Yes, maybe she was cranky on the show. But I don't think outsiders realize how grueling and stressful the filming of shows like this are. For three weeks, you are kept holed up with no access to friends or family, and given impossibly short deadlines that pretty much require you to work around the clock for days on end without sleeping, surrounded by total strangers, and then have your hard work insulted. In that environment, wouldn't you reach a near breaking point as well?!

Yes, it's what they signed up for, but PR definitely works hard to intentionally exhaust their designers to create drama and tension, and they definitely pick one person to edit into the most "hated" of each season. It's really awful. In real life, Korina is even friends with most of the cast of the show that she's shown pitted against!

Jezebel is the real "mean girl" here, picking apart and criticizing women like Korina (and celebrities like Anna Hathaway) for clicks. Shame on you.