Originally, I didn't think she had a chance, even with those eyes. But she really showed she could compete with the big boys. In the end, I think part of the reason they picked her over him was because they figured she'd be easier to work with. He may have had a bit of an ego problem.
Now, waiting for the next "Next" and "Project Runway" to make it out of the courtrooms. And for the Meerkats to return. Heck, I still miss "Queer Eye."