Austin - LOL I did'nt think of that...
denise XX - I dunno - can't decide if she's just that snobbish (like the comment about "Diana needs a makeover" too), or if it is unconscious and she sort of blurts out what she feels a la Jay but in a subtler way... soft voice and all but - LOL! It isn't aggressive, but maybe it's a bit passive aggressive. "Wow I was being all mean to you and now you turn around and act completely noble... I still think your designs suck but, thanks for not stabbing me in the back"
I think part of it was she realised she may have been a bit hasty to offer him up - and he kept his word not to oust them. But part of her still would not compliment his designs. LOL! So it's some of both... but still bitchy IMO.
She didn't show the most winning personality in the previous episode, but I am not yet ready to label her a complete jerk.
"We all know that we're going to get beat tonight." - Melrose (ANTM Cycle 7) when Monique gets eliminated from the CoverGirl / Queen Latifah challenge.
"Hi pretty lady...and Tyra." - Heather (ANTM Cycle 9)
No, I wouldn't call her a jerk at all. (But) I think you nailed it with the "commenting on women passing by" thing - and we've all been on the other end of that before, so, she could stand to think twice about that, before she gets into the big leagues. No celebs or society ladies going for a fitting want to feel gossiped about behind their backs.
"Oh we've really got to get her to cut her hair" "Can't she lose just a little weight?" or "She just can't wear clothes well" etc. I think maybe she's been in a sheltered world, big fish/small pond a little long. But yes she's got the goods... just a minor outlook adjustment, that's all.