Terri Herlihy, the real sized woman whose treatment on episode six of “Project Runway: Season Ten” has created a firestorm of bad publicity for the show and designer Ven Budhu, is getting support from others within the fashion industry.
Terri Herlihy agreed to appear on “Project Runway: Season Ten” at the urging of her friend. Once on the show Ven, the designer tasked with creating a look for Terri, made a lot of comments about her size and “problem areas.” At one point both Terri and her friend were reduced to tears.
Terri Herlihy told an interviewer at MSN that her treatment was much worse than how it appeared on the aired episode. After Ven told her none of the belts would fit her frame Terri said she was bullied into wearing no shoes or accessories. Her friend ultimately had to piece together the complete look that Terri had been promised.
“My friend found the shoes. My friend found the belt. My friend did it all”, Terri said to MSN. “She laid into him, but they didn’t show that.”
While Terri has taken to Facebook to try and get an apology from “Project Runway” and draw attention to adult bullying the fashion industry is doing what it can to give her the dream makeover she was hoping for. Plus Model Magazine will be giving Terri the full new look she was hoping for when she agreed to appear on “Project Runway” and Terri will be featured in a full photo spread in the October issue of the magazine.
“Project Runway” alumni fashion designers have also been coming out of the wood work in support of Terri Herlihy. Many of the former PR fashion designers took to Twitter and their blogs to voice their disappointment with Ven’s treatment of his client. Mila Hermanovski went so far as to say Ven should be eliminated for his look and his attitude.
But the best news of all has come from former “Project Runway” designer Peach Carr, who has offered to create a custom look for Terri. Since her time on “Project Runway” Peach Carr has remained close to the show, blogging for last season. Now she shows her collection of chic athletic wear at fashion weeks across the country.
So far the several Facebook pages made by Terri or in Terri’s honor are still going strong with their calls for fans to let “Project Runway” know how unhappy they are with the way that Terri was treated on the show.
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