The judges got heated while selecting the season-eight champion – and Heidi Klum called it the toughest decision in Project Runway history.
After finalists Andy South, Gretchen Jones and Mondo Guerra showed their looks at New York City Fashion Week, the judges – including guest judge Jessica Simpson – debated for what seemed like hours over which designer should win. So who did they pick? To many, it was a surprise.
Gretchen ended up winning the season, in a shocking upset over fan favorite Mondo (Andy had been eliminated first). The judges held a highly contentious discussion about the contestants’ collections, with Michael Kors and Nina Garcia favoring Gretchen, and Klum and Simpson siding with Mondo. Klum was even ready to break out her boxing gloves!