Tim said he didn't think Gretchen would win due to the fact that no one who has won the first challenge has ever won the title. Just a factual statement, nothing more or less.
I value Tim's opinion as much as I value him on this show. It was very clear early on, before the season aired, that things did not go well in his estimation regarding certain issues. I believe if Tim left the show there would be a lot of people who wouldn't bother watching, myself included.
Both Nina and Michael went completely against what the show is about, finding the next and newest designer. The show has never, ever been about who is commercial and can produce a RTW line. In fact, that was their issue with Emilio, Laura Bennet, Ullie, etc., which is why none of them won. Now all the sudden it's about what's current and trendy and what will sell??
Sorry, but I don't get it.
People who dislike Gretchen's designes are not haters, they just don't like her clothing. Her attitude was superior and patronizing throughout the entire show, which I did not like either.