First of all, my apologies for not completing my cast critiques for all of the HGTV Design Star Season 7 finalists before the premiere episode aired. I just couldn’t cram it all in, especially in this “gap week” between the last day of school and the first day of summer day camp for my seven-year old! So we’re getting right to the premiere episode and might come back to Stanley and Yuki.
Or we may not.
Luca Paganico is the first to play alpha in the group, which is not necessarily a good thing. If you have to tell everyone you’re going to beat them, you’re usually trying to convince yourself.
Stanley Palmieri forgets it’s the 21st century and shows up with an ’80s ‘do. I will undoubtedly sound like my mother here, but he looks like he’s in severe need of a shampoo.
Kris Swift appears smug. No surprise, if you view the video of him that I posted the other day. I may end up liking the work that he does on the show, but I don’t think I’m going to like him as a person.
Hilari Younger strikes me as being no drama, down-to-earth, girl next door. I like.
Jordan Capella seems flirty with Mikel. At least they’re both out, so if they become an item, we don’t have to pretend they’re just friends like Scarf Boy and Courtland Bascon in Season 5.
Mikel Welch is as cute as I expected. Quick-witted.
Bex Hale is positively radiant, full of newlywed glow and not intimidated by the group.
Britany Simon is perfectly confident. Not arrogant, but sure of herself in an appealing way. Also, still a knockout.
Yuki Northington seems out of her element, frankly.
I don’t remember anything about Danielle Colding, Miera Melba or Rachel Kate from their intro at the top of the show…can’t be a good thing.
*SPOILER ALERT* If you haven’t seen the show yet, don’t read any further, unless you embrace spoilers!