“You’re either in, or you’re out!” Apparently Heidi Klum’s signature line doesn’t just apply to designers but to hosts as well. While Season 10 of “Project Runway” is filming, the second season of the All-Stars edition is also in production. Returning are Georgina Chapman and Isaac Mizrahi as judges and Joanna Coles as the mentor. Gone is robotic host Angela Lindvall. Set to replace her was model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whitely, but the “Transformers: Dark of the Moon” bailed when a better offer turned up.
“Literally days before filming, the show suddenly had no host. Rosie had been pushing really hard for the job. She’d charmed everyone. But then with less than three weeks to go, Rosie pulled out to do ‘Mad Max,’ creating a huge drama. It put the production in a terrible position, and the Weinstein Co. even threatened to sue Rosie.” – a source tells New York Post
Truth be told, I also would’ve jetted off to Namibia to film “Mad Max: Fury Road” with Tom Hardy, Charlize Theron, Riley Keough and Zoe Kravitz than dole out design challenges. With no host lined up and filming beginning soon, producers scrambled to find a replacement. They auditioned designer Rachel Roy and models Karolina Kurkova and Elaine Irwin for the gig before settling on the new host. Find out who below.
Congratulations Carolyn Murphy. I couldn’t be any happier. I’ve been a huge fan of her for many years. Carolyn will definitely show more personality than previous host Angela Lindvall. Murphy’s career highlights include scoring the cover of the swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated and being the face of Estee Lauder.
Just in case you were curious about guest judges, Kylie Minogue, Stacy Keibler and Katie Holmes are all set to sit with Mizrahi and Chapman on the judging panel. Holmes filmed her segment last week just days after her divorce announcement. “Everyone expected Katie to cancel, but she didn’t. She’s friendly and professional but didn’t say a word about her divorce,” the same source tells the NY Post.
What do you think of Carolyn Murphy as the new host? Will you tune in for the second season of the All-Stars edition? Sound off below.