We're down to three designers and two more episodes. Andrea, Carisa and Matt have outlasted the rest of the competition and proven that they have the design skills and mental fortitude that keeps them in the game.
They've also all shown that they came to the competition with big egos.
Carisa: "It's Top Design. I'm the Designer. Listen to me".
Matt: "Everyone has their own unique individual style. Mine just happens to be better than the rest".
Each has won one individual challenge and one team challenge. Additionally, Andrea won the design-only part of the challenge for Episode 5, Garage Band, which I put in a different category, since it was for the preliminary design only and not the final outcome.
So, they really seem pretty evenly matched going into the last two episodes. Collected here are each of their designs through the first eight episodes. Clearly, there have been hits and there have been misses. As in all reality shows - some contestants are popular, some aren't. But, popularity isn't a reason to win a competition. None of the folks has been malicious or devious. Nor have any shown themselves to be Mother Theresa. They are human, warts and all.
Beyond the personalities, beyond the bitching, there is the work. Hard work.
Who do you want to win? Who do you think will win? Who do you think should win? These are different questions. The third question is after all the photos. Who do YOU think SHOULD win?