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Confirmed Project Runway’s Kenley Collins Is Nuts.



The news coming out of New York that Project Runway’s Season 5 star Kenley Collins has been charged with assault of her now ex-fiance Zak Penley. This only confirms my previous post  that Kenley has a touch of the crazy’s.

Apparently Kenley threw her cat at her sleeping fiance Zak Penley head. No I am not going to get into pussy on face jokes ok.

She was arrested and spent the night in the clink. She was released Wednesday morning without bail on charges of assault and criminal possession of a weapon the cat.

If convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of seven years in prison, authorities said.

According to a police report, the violence erupted at 7 a.m. Tuesday morning, while Penley was sleeping.

After throwing Arlo at his head, Collins proceeded to pelt Penley with whatever she could get her hands on, cops said.

Anyone who watched series five of Project Runway will know Kenley was a controversial figure, and basically ended up isolating herself. Therefore she was great reality TV material.

The New York Post got some great quotes from the winner of Series 5 Leanne Marshall who had  this to say about Kenley.

This should put a clear answer to the question I am most frequently asked, “˜Was Kenley really that awful, or was she just edited like that?'”

“When she got angry, I knew to keep my distance. Clearly, she needs therapy.”

“I feel a little sorry for her that she can’t control her emotions and behavior, but on the other hand, absolutely nothing excuses physical violence and throwing a poor, defenseless kitty at someone who is sleeping. I feel bad for the cat, the bruised apples and Zak.”

Full story on Starcasm.

Tim Gunn has now waded in on the Kenley sanity issue, and said this in an internet TV interview on Apartment 34

“If the audience saw and heard as much of Kenley as I did people would have turned their televisions off. The editing is really kind to everybody and had the editing not been very deft with her, it would have been the Kenley show. As I was making my rounds around the workroom she’d laugh inappropriately when I was talking to someone else. She’d yell her own comments out. And on the runway during the question and answer session with the judges she would laugh inappropriately during most of it.”

See interview below:

March 21, 2009   Comments Off on Confirmed Project Runway’s Kenley Collins Is Nuts.

Project Runway’s Kenley Collins – Narcissitic Personality Disorder?


“I wasn’t trying to be elegant Heidi” spat out Project Runway’s Kenley Collins in tonight’s episode of Project Runway in response to host Heidi Klum’s criticism of her dress.

In the penultimate episode before New York Fashion Week at Bryant Park the task was to make an evening gown that has an organic feel based on being inspired by flora at New York Botanic Gardens.

However tonight’s episode was more about contestant Kenley Collins rather then the fashions.

Kenley appears to have a talent for rubbing the people the wrong way. But she is completely perplexed on how she manages to alienate her peers.

It got me thinking does Kenley have a narcissistic personality disorder?
Mental Health defines narcissistic personality disorder as a condition characterized by an inflated sense of self-importance, need for admiration, extreme self-involvement, and lack of empathy for others.

Individuals with this disorder are usually arrogantly self-assured and confident. They expect to be noticed as superior. Many highly successful individuals might be considered narcissistic. However, this disorder is only diagnosed when these behaviors become persistent and very disabling or distressing.

Vulnerability in self-esteem makes individuals with this disorder very sensitive to criticism or defeat. Although they may not show it outwardly, criticism may haunt these individuals these individuals and may leave them feeling humiliated, degraded, hollow, and empty. They may react with disdain, rage, or defiant counterattack.

Their social life is often impaired due to problems derived from entitlement, the need for admiration, and the relative disregard for the sensitivities of others. Though their excessive ambition and confidence may lead to high achievement; performance may be disrupted due to intolerance of criticism or defeat.

Ok so that is my diagnosis via google.

But love her or hate her she sure has made Project Runway Season 5 entertaining.

December 17, 2008   1 Comment