Watching this season of Design Star, we never really have a chance to find out much about castoff Stacey Cohen’s point of view, other than the fact that she absolutely detests fellow competitor Nina Ferrer. Is she faking it for the cameras?
First of all, I just have to go on record and apologize for giving you such a hard time about whining about Nina!
Apology accepted! I appreciate it–thank you. That’s nice to hear.
In your video exit interview, you said, “Brains did beat the bully this time.” Do you think you’re smarter than Nina?
I think we both have a strong education. We both have a strong background. Maybe we played the game differently. I was very “in my my head.”
In an interview on ShelterPop, Nina said that you two were “good friends” and “laughed (your) asses off” while you shared a room together on Design Star. Is that accurate?
It actually is true–being roommates. No one really ever knew that. We had quite a blast together. Personally, we were fine. We stayed up late, we talked, we knew about each other’s background. She’s funny. She has a good sense of humor, I’ll say that. I didn’t read that, but I’m glad she put it out there.
Ummm, let me get this straight. You’re “good friends” and you have your little pajama parties together, you bond swapping stories about your childhood and have “quite a blast together,” then you turn around and go on national TV, calling her a “bully” and saying, “This is probably the best outcome of any elimination to date…she’s gone…you don’t know what a relief it is,” when the woman’s kicked off the show? The rhetoric sounds so contemptuous–even for a fellow competitor–if there’s any shred of fun or friendship there. I just don’t get it.
The viewers haven’t been able to get any sense for the budgets that you were working with. What was a typical budget?
The budgets have ranged from project to project. They were all different. Sometimes we had allowances to different stores and sometimes we had money to spend. There was an accounting to it but it was all happening so fast, we were only focused on the number that was given to us that day. Looking back, I can’t even remember from challenge to challenge what they were, but there were budgets we had to stay in—believe me! They were tight. For the first challenge, we had $500 at Pearl River.