Oh, it's that time again: Project Runway is looking for its next star, with applications to throw yourselves into the lions' den participate due by September 9. And even though I have what the beleaguered casting director calls "(ahem) mixed feelings about the show," I'll admit that when there is a local contestant it's a lovely excuse to drink too much wine on a Thursday night and exchange bitchy witticisms with the narrow population of my friends who still consent to watch it. And I have always given it props for being one of the rare instances of reality TV that showcases an actual, tangible skill. So there you are. At your own peril. Check out this motley crew currently residing on the show's home page:

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Best of luck to you. I mean that.