I don't think anyone blamed her for not picking Morgan. After all, as you say, whomever was the last designer would have picked Melissa over Morgan. (In fact, if Wendy had wanted to be particularly evil, she would have picked Morgan to get rid of a favorite model of the other designers (Melissa) and thereby kept the dreaded Morgan around for another episode, and forcing another designer to eliminate her next episode.)Originally Posted by Salome
What a lot of people *did* blame her for was making some sweet affectionate comments towards Morgan, eliminating her, and then in her post mortem interview, turning around and very coldly and calculatingly justifying what she did not by saying "I really regret having to do it, but I didn't want to deal with Morgan's drama" but justifying and rationalizing it by saying I know no one wants to work with her, so I took one for the team. PUHLEASE. Ultimate hypocrisy. Blame it on the other designers, rather than your own preference. And when exactly has Wendy ever done anything for the TEAM as opposed to her own self interests? If you're still trying to be nice to Morgan, just say I picked the model I prefered, why say with such cold calculation "nobody wanted to work with her". How is that being her friend? It was lies, justification and rationalization.
I'll never make a living as an apologist for Wendy, nor do I hope to, but to be fair, I actually took her comments in a different way. Wendy said "I obviously have a special bond with you dear, and you and I will get past this..." intimating that she was about to cut Morgan. Now maybe in the moment Morgan may have misunderstood what Wendy was saying, but realistically, she came out on that stage KNOWING she would be eliminated. It was in her face when she walked out, especially after Kevin's comment. Just as Olga's face fell when Jay went ahead and picked Julia after her no-show, she knew she was out of the competition, right there and then.Originally Posted by hepcat
I give Wendy credit, she was a lot more street smart and savvy than Vanessa was in the first group challenge, even if Vanessa was completely honest. I also admit Kevin was less than a great leader, he really didn't want the leadership role, and he was more than happy to let Kara Saun take charge. I think what people find so objectionable was not that she criticized them and tried to puff herself up in the process, but the WAY she criticized them. She was quite eager to pan her "friend" Austin in the leadership role, without any hesitation. She was even more eager to blast Kevin's leadership without hesitation, at length, quite aggressively, and completely without concession to what he did right. She had also gloated in advance of this that Kevin's leadership wasn't great, but she was quite happy about it because Kevin's leadership role made him more vulnerable, and I personally believe that her criticisms were intended to promote his elimination so she herself got to stay. Everyone else did benefit from him being cut in that they got to stay, but at least from what we saw, and from Wendy's whining about it later on, tried to be more tactful and temperate in their comments, and give him credit for what he did right. They weren't selling their souls, she was hawking her alleged soul right up front, and none too subtly.Originally Posted by Salome