10 Questions With... Jay Mccarroll
Andy cohen chats with Jay Mccarroll.
Project Runway winner Jay McCarroll stars in his own show tonight on Bravo and the critics are raving. Could Jay be calling me right at this minute!?
WHERE ARE YOU, JAY?
I'm in my studio!
WHAT WAS IT LIKE WATCHING THIS SEASON OF RUNWAY?
Boring!! No... it was entertaining, of course. I make sure everyone I'm watching with doesn't talk at all. It was so exciting to watch the show knowing nothing about the challenges and all that. I think the challenges have been great and my favorite was the Clothes off your back challenge, which I hear Heidi came up with.
HEIDI DID INDEED COME UP WITH THAT IDEA
Good for her!!
WHO DO YOU THINK IS GOING TO WIN?
I would have to go with Daniel V.
HOW DO YOU THINK THIS SEASON COMPARED WITH YOUR SEASON?
I feel like there was an overwhelming sense of the designers being guarded. They knew how to protect themselves and their images and that trickled down into their work. Instead of winning a challenge, I think these guys played it too safe. There wasn't enough kookiness happening except for Santino. Thank God for Santino.
WE'RE ALL EXCITED ABOUT YOUR SHOW!
I know! It's getting great reviews. ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY gave it a great review. Everyone wants to know when the next one is happening. It's really exciting. I think it's a great show - fast paced, multi-dimensional. People expect me to be this kooky pink-glasses wearing faggot which I'm not all the time.
THE NEW YORK POST TV CRITIC SAID YOUR SHOW SEEMED STAGED WHEN YOU RAN INTO AUSTIN AT MOOD...I THINK I KNOW THE TRUTH - WHAT HAPPENED?
NO!!! That was totally real! I know that it looked staged but I swear I ran into Austin at Mood. I swear! When I saw it I thought no one would believe it but it's true.
DO YOU KEEP IN TOUCH WITH ANYONE FROM YOUR SEASON?
I do. I keep in touch with Nora and Kara Saun and I talk to Austin when I see him out. He thought I was being a baby about the Heidi Klum dress issue, though.
WHAT ABOUT WENDY?
Wendy? I actually just impregnated her so she's gonna keep one and give one to me. I saw here at the Season 2 premiere party with red hair in a bouffant, dripping diamonds in a low cut dress and she got on the floor and kissed my feet in front of photographers. It was embarrassing. I don't get Wendy Pepper.
YOU DID A PIECE FOR THE TODAY SHOW RECENTLY?
Yeah I did. I was covering backstage at the RUNWAY finale show interviewing everyone. It will air the morning of the finale on the TODAY show and I'll be in the studio with whomever. I am looking forward to Season 3, I'll tell you that much.
WHERE CAN PEOPLE BUY JAY MCCARROL CLOTHES?
Nowhere yet! That's being worked out and worked on. I'll be showing a collection in September and that'll be what's hopefully in stores for Spring/Summer '07. I'm working on it. I wanna be a designer, man!
YOU'VE HAD BACK PROBLEMS... HOW IS YOUR BACK?
I actually had a series of little back problems. Mostly for me it ended up in my leg and I had a numb foot. I had surgery and I am on the road to recovery.
SO WHAT'S NEXT FOR JAY?
What's next is just the line in September and I have some other things up my sleeve but you'll just have to watch what happens! (Evil laugh...)
I'M EXCITED FOR YOUR PARTY TONIGHT!
You better be! Everyone's coming! They're even having drinks named after me. Like vodka and O-Jay.
OK SEE YOU TONITE JAY.
OK see you later.