The final challenge on Project Runway season 17 airs tonight at 9/8c on Bravo, with the grand finale airing next week. The remaining contestants include Sebastian, Hester, Garo, and Bishme, and social media has been buzzing with speculation on who might take home the $250,000 grand prize this season. So who will win this season of Project Runway? Fans of the show have been speculating that either Bishme or Sebastian will take home the grand prize. The winner also gets a feature in Elle Magazine, along with his or her own featured role in a Bluprint digital series. Plus, they will receive $50,000 to put toward their own design studio. This is also courtesy of Bluprint.
According to Bravo, this week’s episode is titled “One Elle of a Day” and the official Bravo description of the episode states, “The remaining designers arrive at a new work space to unpack their collections and learn their final challenge. Nina Garcia meets them at the Elle Magazine offices and the designers are sent spiraling when tasked with a surprise eleventh look. In the end, only three of them will move on to compete in the finale.”
Now let’s get into some of the predictions for this season’s winner.
All four designers have incredible talent, so it could be hard to predict who will make it to the very end, but fans are definitely in favor of Bishme or Sebastian, according to Gold Derby, who has predicted Bishme will win. Some of the reasons Gold Derby has picked Bishme are because of his artistic range, his Baltimore fan base, his consistency throughout the competition, and his style.
Not only does Bishme not call as much negative attention to himself as his fellow contestants, he isn’t as nervous and fretful in the workroom as Sebastian is, and doesn’t have such easily identifiable costumes and designs. His wide-range of looks and designs will come in handy when putting together his 10-look final collection, and he has only scored low one time all season, otherwise consistently scoring high during all five previous challenges.
In addition to Bishme, Hester has been very popular with the judges throughout the entire season, and Garo knows how to work the runway. Garo puts on an excellent show, which could be useful in tipping the odds in his favor. Sebastian is an incredibly talented designer, so the competition is pretty tough.
Each of the designers are driven and unique, so it’s difficult to pinpoint who has the best shot at winning. However, our votes are for Bishme, who has consistently received high scores throughout season 17 of Project Runway. In addition, he doesn’t have the common problem of crossing the line between couture and costume, unlike several of the other contestants, who have been scolded for doing so throughout the season.
Who could win tonight’s final challenge? Who do you think will win on the grand finale of Project Runway? Vote on our poll above, and tune in to find out, on the Bravo network, at 9 p.m. ET/PT.