Ta­bles turn as TV hope­ful judges fash­ion en­trants

Whanganui Chronicle - - News - Liz Wylie [email protected]­ganuichron­i­cle.co.nz

Sit­ting in a judge’s seat at the Wan­ganui Race­course was a nice change of pace for Kerry Rang­inui.

The Project Run­way NZ con­tes­tant joined row­ing medal­list Re­becca Scown and lo­cal fash­ion­ista Jenny Meade in judg­ing the Pro­tege Hair­dress­ing Fash­ion in the Field en­tries for Christ­mas at the Races on De­cem­ber 1.

“It was great to be judg­ing rather than be­ing judged for a change,” he says.

“I had fun. The other two judges were great, and we had no trou­ble agree­ing on the win­ners.”

It was a great week for the Karen Walker pat­tern maker — celebrity judge in his home­town and the judges’ favourite on Mon­day night’s episode of Project Run­way NZ.

“That was the chal­lenge I had been most look­ing for­ward to, and I was very pleased to win.”

His im­pec­ca­bly tai­lored suit gave him the edge over the other con­tes­tants and it was Peni Moala from Ar­row­town who was told to pack up his sewing kit.

Now there are just four of the orig­i­nal 14 con­tes­tants left and just two episodes left to run.

“It does get a lot harder at this stage,” says Rang­inui.

“The stan­dard of work is very high and you have to work a lot harder to im­press the judges be­cause they have so few de­signs to look at now.”

What­ever the out­come of

Project Run­way NZ,

Rang­inui says he will be in Whanganui for Christ­mas spend­ing time with fam­ily, friends and re­lax­ing at the beach.

Project Run­way NZ:

Mon­days 7.30pm on TVNZ 2.

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