Let’s be honest – a moment from Project Runway hasn’t gone viral in a looooong time. But when Project Runway contestant Tyler Neasloney received criticism for his design, his jab about host Karlie Kloss’ in-laws – the Kushners – raised eyebrows and blew up the internet.
Judge Brandon Maxwell was delivering some tough talk about the outfit he presented, saying “I cannot see Karlie wearing it anywhere, honestly.”
Neasloney paused and said, “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?”
A stunned Kloss gaped. Neasloney added, “That’s your husband!” (Video below)
Neasloney was eliminated a short time later. Hard to say the real rationale behind it – the outfit or the jab.
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“Is this the most startling runway moment ever? Maaaaaaybe.” NPR’s Linda Holmes wrote on Twitter in response to a viral moment from Thursday night’s #ProjectRunway which saw one contestant take a jab at host Karlie Kloss. The moment happened late in the episode, where contestants were tasked with creating a garment for Kloss to wear to a CFDA event in Paris. “I cannot see Karlie wearing it anywhere, honestly,” judge Brandon Maxwell told contestant Tyler Neasloney. Not missing a beat, @deartyler shot back: “Not even to dinner with the Kushners?” he slyly remarked, making reference to Kloss’s husband Joshua Kushner, brother of Jared Kushner. “That’s your husband,” Neasloney offered after a long silence. “Uh… I was going to Paris. That was your challenge here,” Kloss responded, clearly flummoxed. “Keep it to the challenge.”