We Heart Kate Pankoke: Marcy’s Take on Project Runway Season 12 Episode 11

9:30pm. Credits roll on Project Runway Season 12 Episode 11

Kate Pankoke

Cynthia and Marcy stare at the TV in shocked silence.

Cynthia:  I feel like I just got punched in the stomach.

Marcy:  I feel like someone just stole my Friskies.

Cynthia:  The Smug Judges really sent Kate home. I really thought she would get to Fashion Week. I really thought she was going to win the whole contest.

She was consistently in the top throughout all of the challenges. So she made one not so good look. It wasn’t the worst. This doesn’t make sense.

Marcy:  Producers’ decision?

Cynthia:  I don’t know. If they wanted to manipulate us into feeling sad and abused, then yes. I guess. Wow. I feel sad.

Marcy:  I feel  mad.

Cynthia:  Not only is Kate a wonderful designer, she is generous, compassionate, and secure enough in her own talent to avoid the ego infused angst and self doubt that causes most designers on this show to act insane and/or like jerks. She’s sweet. And that’s refreshing. She’s someone you want to be friends with.

Marcy:  I love her. I wonder if she would let me be her kitty?

Cynthia:  Kate was so worried about her “ugly crying” when she got eliminated but in fact, it wasn’t ugly at all. It was beautiful. This meant so much to her… and… it was so heartfelt … and…

Marcy:  Don’t cry, Cindy!

Cynthia (wiping her eyes):  Okay. I just really root for kind and talented people like her. So what was your favorite Kate look?

Marcy:  This one. The flowiness is fascinating to me.

A Favorite Kate Dress

Cynthia:  Like a modern day Marie Antoinette. Magical. Mine was this one.


A Favorite Kate Dress

Cynthia:  Love the color and the cut and the design. Well, Marcy, the good thing is that I know this won’t be the last we see of Kate Pankoke. I see her career going amazing places. She’ll be the Christian Siriano of Season 12.

Shall we?

Marcy raises her Friskies can. Cynthia raises her martini glass.

Marcy and Cynthia: Cheers to Designer Kate for sticking to her (Tim) guns by creating beautiful dresses and being a truly positive artistic force in the world.



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  • Reply GnomeLover October 1, 2013 at 5:07 am

    I have not watched Project Runway in years. Now I am too far behind. You make it sound so interesting. I am sad I have missed it. You are right. Kate's designs were beautiful. Enjoy your martini! Cheers!


    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 1, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Thank you, Jenni! I have been trying to review it from a different perspective. I wished I loved the show but I do really get tired of all the drama. Wish it was more documentary style than reality tv style.
      xo, cynthia

  • Reply Anonymous October 3, 2013 at 2:20 am

    Kate grew up with our children and she is exactly how you described her….but I would add she is probably the most fun loving person you will ever meet. Her personality and energy I am sure will take her places just as you said. We are all rooting for her!!

    • Reply MarcyVeryMuch October 7, 2013 at 1:04 am

      Hi Anonymous! Oh, how wonderful! I wish reality TV would focus more on people like her. Kate is just lovely! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting. Go Kate!
      xo, cynthia (and Marcy of course)

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