Jesse Tyler Ferguson's guest appearance on Project Runway
inspires one of the contestants to propose marriage to his partner.
In the episode to be broadcast Thursday, contestants are
challenged to incorporate bow ties from Ferguson's Tie the Knot –
which raises awareness and funds for marriage equality – into their
unique fashion designs.
“They design and sell these stunning ties and the proceeds are
donated to support marriage equality,” judge Tim Gunn tells the
“It's obviously a very important cause and it's very resonant
with me right now because Justin [Mikita] and I are actually planning
our wedding now,” Ferguson says. (Ferguson
and Mikita married in New York last month.)
One contestant, Bradon, is so inspired by Ferguson and the
challenge that he proposes marriage to his partner of 18 years.
“Josh, will you marry me,” Bradon says as he looks directly
into the camera. “I can't wait for the U.S. government to do it.”
“Josh, say yes,” judge Heidi Klum implores, then later adds,
“I could be a bridesmaid.” (The video is embedded on this page.
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