Porn Was More Profitable for McCarroll

Jay McCarroll stands in the gutter wearing a blonde wig and bearing a sign, “Will Design for Food.” The “Project Runway” winner is homeless in New York. Jay is pointing the finger to being thrown out of the nest too soon. There is no written guide to starting your own label and Jay was in desperate need of help. Several opportunities arose after the show. He was put in contact with factories that would crank out his creations, but there was no guidance.

“You don’t think I took the fucking bus to New York the day after I won the show, thinking someone was going to come up to me on the street and say, You’re awesome, here’s money? I thought that for two years. But I’ve given up on that.”

Bravo scooped him out of his Pennsylvania digs where he was running a clothing store. Before the store he ran a porn business via the internet. Jeffrey Sebelia was left to design clothing for those trashy looking Bratz dolls. Most of the contestants on Bravo’s reality ventures haven’t exactly joined the ranks of the fashion elite. So who’s to blame? That is my question. Fingers are being pointed at Bravo, but personally Coco, Karl and Donna didn’t have Tim Gunn giving the opportunities to show at Bryant Park with an allowance…yet they seemed to have made it. When you sign up for reality tv do you really think that they are after you for purely talent sake?

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