I grew up in a house that had only one TV and that one TV had no remote control. Imagine that. So that one remote control-less TV was monopolized by my sports obsessed father. If there was any kind of televised sports competition, my dad would be watching it. He'd cheer, he'd yell at the referee's calls as though they could hear him, and he'd throw pillows at the TV if he was especially pissed. I've never, ever understood the appeal of watching sports. While my dad would be ranting and raving during a game, I'd be in my room either putting makeup on my mannequin or sewing dresses for my cat. Maybe I should be keeping that to myself? So the concept of having a favorite team and cheering them on to victory was pretty foreign to me.
It wasn't until later in life with the introduction of Reality TV that I started to appreciate that idea.
It all started so innocently with the original American Idol, Kelly Clarkson. I was hooked on her from the first note and each passing week I clapped, shouted, and at times cried as she rushed down the field of dreams. And when she won American Idol, it was like my team had won the Super Bowl. That's football, right? :)
There have been other Reality TV stars I cheered for but none quite as loudly as I did for Christian Siriano from Project Runway. Here's Christian in a confessional moment after he'd won.
I love how confident, defiant, and fierce he is. I do. I wish there had been people like him on TV when I was a kid.
His collection was phenominal! Here was his first look which was my favorite.
This is guest judge Victoria Beckham. She had this contemplative expression during Christian's runway show. I imagine she's trying to decide which of these outfits she's look best in. I know I had that same look during the show. I'd rock the sh*t out of the above outfit.
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Here's Christian on Regis and Kelly...........