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This is messy!!!

Sources very close to the recent Nina Garcia fiasco confirm exclusively to PerezHilton.com that she was indeed fired from her role as Fashion Director at Elle magazine.

Why???

She simply stopped working!

"She became too busy with Project Runway the last year to two," a mag insider tells us. "Nina had been spending about 8 hours a week on average actually in the office and working, and had her 2 assistants doing all of her work for her."

How Devil Wears Prada of her!

HOWEVER, we're also hearing that Nina may be coming back to Elle!

What, say you? How so????

"The mag - and Project Runway - is looking into the possibility of giving her the silly and totally inconsequential title of 'editor at large" so she can still work on TV," a source tells us. "But the Runway people have been shopping around for a replacement for her for months because they have been anticipating her getting fired."

What is gonna happen????

Stay tuned!!!

We live for this shiz!!!!!

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77 comments to “Elle vs. Nina vs. Project Runway

  1. mrsjonas says – reply to this


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    FIRS!! i am PWNING perez!!!!!

  2. jessie says – reply to this


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    she wasn't that important anyway…

  3. laura says – reply to this


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    first

  4. richard says – reply to this


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    first i love u perez marry me

  5. reynolds says – reply to this


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    first!

  6. valpal says – reply to this


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    yup

  7. love ya perez says – reply to this


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    i love perez more than all yall

  8. Sarah says – reply to this


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    that bitch!

  9. DaniLeeLee says – reply to this


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    The Dramz!

    See ya, honey!

  10. lola says – reply to this


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    what does she actually DO on P.R? she's just judging like once a week!

  11. dgdggrsf says – reply to this


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    FIRST?

  12. hey says – reply to this


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    first!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! fjkdhfjds

  13. goog says – reply to this


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    sucks to be her!!!!!

  14. Haleigh says – reply to this


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    woww…

  15. Hello Kitty says – reply to this


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    Ya have to wonder what will happen to her 2 assistants.. wonder who they are going to work for now ?

  16. StayNinaStay says – reply to this


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    I love Nina Garcia. It sucks badly enough that they are moving the show to Lifestyle or whatever that OTHER network is called, but to take Nina away would truly be a massive sin!! One I'm not sure I could overlook!!

  17. Junkie says – reply to this


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    SEE YA, B!TCH!

  18. NinaMustStay says – reply to this


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    Nina Garcia HAS to be on that show!! Who cares if she's fired from Elle?! She still has the experience behind her. Now she can be a tv fashion icon. BFD. She NEEDS to be on the show. That's like taking Michael Kors off!! NO WAY!

  19. fashion says – reply to this


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    Nina Garcia has not done anything at Elle magazine in the past two years, sorry but she deserved to be "let go". She was too dedicated to being a "celebrity" and found this to be more important than her real job. She just wanted to be anna wintour in the celebrity world…sorry

  20. Make it WORK says – reply to this


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    ELLE: Jan-Mar '08
    ['08 $] 71,832,955 ['07$] 64,793,223 [% change] 10.9
    ['08 pgs] 583.55 ['07 pgs] 552.00 [% change] 5.7

    The team at ELLE is doing something right, if PIB figures are a tell (see previous post 'It's not just newspapers.') And I suspect circulation figures, especially newsstand, were also strong for the same period, which coincides with the end of the last PR cycle.

    Not all the work is done in the office especially in high profile positions at a fashion magazine. What seems like a glam lifestyle to many — designer dinners, fashion shows, gala functions — is considered work and has value. Also let's not forget, during the '2 years' cited by the 'insider' (read, one who likely wished their job was to get out to attend the aforementioned) Nina had a baby. Motherhood is very important work, isn't it?

  21. anrki says – reply to this


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    that is soo fucked up!
    she gets canned cause she is working so hard on the runway project then runway wants to fire her cause she got fired.

  22. nonCYBOy says – reply to this


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    Nina is so adorable, much prettier than that Kraut Heidi.

  23. I Luv Nina says – reply to this


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    I hope things work out for Nina. I really grew to like her on Project Runway.

  24. Not soooo says – reply to this


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    The Devil Wears Prada was a SHIT book and movie….If you truly want to work in the fashion industry, you would suck the shit outta Wintour's ass. The book and movie twisted the truth and YOU are too Pigez.

  25. lovenina2 says – reply to this


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    what was she doing on project runway? working/representing ELLE magazine! hello, THAT is considered work. so her schedule got to be too much for her. ask any executive (which is her level), how their schedules can get away from them…THAT is what assistants are for, to help keep their boss on schedule and to make it work, when they can't. hire her another assistant, keep her on the show and if anyone at elle magazine is reading this—i specifically bought a subscription this year because of nina! count the complete benefits before you judge!

  26. D says – reply to this


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    She is the most boring one on project runway, and I HATE that accent of hers!They should replace her with Betsey Johnson!

  27. Stealth-Mode-87 says – reply to this


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    Hey trannys ;p

    I want them to replace Nina with Victoria Beckham- I'm sure she would jump at the chance- it would defo add to the ratings too

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  28. Stealth-Mode-87 says – reply to this


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    Perez you hot mess -keep up the good work with the new health diet and exercise- you are getting more and more ferosh…..and your hair is MUCH better looking now also

    Chow

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  29. NO NO NO says – reply to this


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    I HATE THIS WOMAN!! STUPID CONDESCENDING KNOW IT ALL BITCH!! TAKE HER OFF PROJECT RUNWAY PLEASE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. bebe says – reply to this


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    so not true
    whoever is your source is clearly on the side of fame whore joe zee . he just wanted to clear her out so he can bring his friends is, as he already has done
    jealous.

  31. Patrick Hughes says – reply to this


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    No one will watch Project Runway on Lifetime. Much of its allure is Bravo branding, not just how the show itself is packaged and sold. Besides, Lifetime doesn't even have Golden Girls any more… so who cares about that out-of-touch hack Nina?

  32. jbonz says – reply to this


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    Yeah, right, whatever, but who's the pasty-faced Nazi fairy there in the middle?

  33. VOTE RIGHT! says – reply to this


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  34. bebe says – reply to this


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    and someone explain why joe zee's bf who was only a sales associate at jeffrey 3 years ago is now the editor of elle.com…lets see who joe moves in at elle now, his butt waxer?

  35. coutureprincess says – reply to this


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    shes cool but i don't really care if she stays. replace her with someone more evil and emaciated like…… anna wintor diva!

  36. Thadeus says – reply to this


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    Same sources that assured you Castro was dead. 'bag…

  37. devilinmensprada says – reply to this


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    Clearly Joe Zee has friends with competence and intelligence and work ethic - and if you haven't noticed, the magazine has actually started to look good since he took over - so more power to him - I hope he hires all his friends if these are the results they produce!!!

  38. Ray says – reply to this


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    I

  39. vic says – reply to this


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    thats a joke. i am sure your exclusive is joe zee himself who lives green with envy over ninas success. that magazine is going down hill fast. they all started "working " on being tv stars . even Ninas assistants doing all the work!!!!??? you must be joking. they are to busy calling clothes for THEMSELVES to appear in fashonista along w joe zee robbie myers anne slowey and the rest of the fashion dept. who else is left to do any work???? damn…that place is nuts and the rotten apples come from the top two tiers of the masthead.

  40. lucky says – reply to this


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    I've been reading Elle magazine for years and it has always been great. This stuff about Joe Zee making amazing improvements just doesn't make sense. I think Nina is a talented women and I really hope she stays at PR. You know what they say: One door closes another door opens. GOOD LUCK NINA!!!!

  41. NINA IS THE BEST!! says – reply to this


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    The fashion industry is full of the same thing, someone has to tell it like it is! she is awesome and she should work in Vogue!

  42. lenswhore says – reply to this


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    This lenswhore zee bankrupted the two magazines he's worked at. I am sure he is your exclusive source about Nina not working. Meanwhile mr.lensfly hires is too busy trying to hire his friends and ex-boyfriends to be on his new tv show where he hopes will make him a star……so pathetic and weak. Couldn't handle a little competition with La Nina who kicked his ass and will have the laugh when the lensfly craters yet another magazine while chasing that big dream of stardom with the EIC. What a bunch of losers whoever the CEO is who allows this kind of bullshit to occur in a workplace is mindblowing.

  43. fashionista says – reply to this


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    The reason she was a great judge on PR was because she was honest, she only supported the work that was inspiring and well executed. Now that I think about it she was probably to good for Elle. Magazines are becoming dated anyway, I'm turning to the internet more and more for fashion info.

  44. girladvenger says – reply to this


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    I'm sorry but Nina Garcia help make that show….I LOVE Nina and she helped ELLE cause until this show, I didn't give a crap about Elle.

    It was Vogue for me…it is still Vogue but Elle is second and that is saying a lot. It's not all about Heidi…it's the judges too.

  45. UglyBetty says – reply to this


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    The real reason Nina left is Robbie (the ELLE devil wears Target) Meyers and Joe Zee had been trying for over a year to get on Ugly Betty and nina got the cameo. They couldn't take it as those two had been trying to get on Ugly Betty and every other tv show for over a year. Hear they even promised America Ferrara a cover and the entire cast a foto shoot in return for getting them on tv. Let's watch this dynamic duo - should be amuzing!

  46. Shirley says – reply to this


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    NINA GARCIA IS THE BEST THAT EVER HAPPENED TO ELLE MAGAZINE…MR. "JEALOUS - ZEE" COULD'NT STAND HER OR KEEP HER IN THE MAG JUST BECAUSE HE KNEW HE WAS'NT EVER GOING TO GET ALL THE ATTENTION…HE WILL NEVER BE AS GLAMOROUS AS GILLES OR NINA…A "PANDA" BELONGS TO THE ZOO…JEALOUS -ZEE. ( DON'T YOU HAVE A MIRROR??…YOU ARE NOT EVEN ABLE TO HOLD A FORK!…PLEASE CALL MARTHA STEWART AT LEAST TO LEARN SOME MANNERS!!! )
    NINA RULES!…WE ALL LOVE HER!!!

  47. paris says – reply to this


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    i have worked for nina garcia and i can tell you she's a major bitch. she loved to play everyone against each other when all she does is wave her hand and scream at people like a spanish cleaning lady. if she was so great why did she have to hire the man who michael jackson hired to clear himself of his supposed pedophilia gossip. obviously, she doesn't think she's so great. and all this talk of robbie meyers joe zee and nina fighting. in the end, who's standing in the unemployment line. good luck you crazy bitch!

  48. peaceout says – reply to this


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    Re: bebe
    FROM WHAT I HEAR IM SURE JOE ZEE'S BUTT WAXER WOULD DO MORE WORK THAN NINA DID. I HEARD SHE DID NOTHING! SOMEONE AT ELLE EVEN TOLD ME HER ASSISTANT WROTE HER COLUMNS BECAUSE SHE COULDN'T EVEN WRITE AN EMAIL! BUT IF I'M HIRING MAYBE I SHOULD HIRE NINA'S PLASTIC SURGEON-ON WAIT, MAYBE THAT DOCTOR DOESN'T WORK SO HARD EITHER. SHE'S STILL GOT HER TURKEY GIZZARD

  49. mmm says – reply to this


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    you live for THIS 'shiz'?? over-excite much? you'd make a great editor with that news judgement

  50. STEVEN says – reply to this


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    Oh pleaseeeeeeeeeee….what's going on here?…. "PARIS" you are so FULL of SHIT! it's unbelievable!!!…I've also worked for Nina and let me tell you something, she is something else…she gave that PLUS to the Mag…Many people envy her in the Mag. just because she is smart, thin, sexy and glamorous!…She worked non stop and yes she had assistants but she was the boss and we all learned from her….she is just FABULOUS!….I guess you "PARIS" will never be able to GLOW as Nina does…just because you don't have that spanish touch!!

  51. Shirley says – reply to this


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    HEY PARIS EVERYONE IS AWARE THAT NINA WOULD STILL BE IN THAT MAGAZINE IF IT WAS'NT THAT "JEALOUS -ZEE" WAS SO JEALOUS OF HER.
    REGARDING THE LAWYER, WHAT'S WRONG WITH HIM, HE IS ONE OF THE BEST IN THE INDUSTRY, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT! IT'S OBVIOUS THAT SHE WILL GO FOR THE BEST…SHE ALWAYS DOES!

  52. THESURGEON says – reply to this


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    I AM NINA'S SURGEON ON - WAIT. MRS. GARCIA GAVE HER TURN TO MR. ZEE, SINCE HE WAS DESPERATE TO GET BUTT IMPLANTS IN HIS HAIRY ASS SO HE COULD FINALLY SCORE.

  53. ninasux says – reply to this


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    this bitch is crazy. she steals peoples cars, pits one assistant against the other, had her assistant write not just her columns but her entire book for her because she is basically illiterate, and stole so much stuff from the magazine its not even funny. yes of course joe zee wanted her out because she was dead weight and everyone there knew it.

  54. camille says – reply to this


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    Nina is the FABULOUS! She deserves THE BEST!

  55. ANGELICA says – reply to this


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    I TOTALLY AGREE WITH CAMILLE…NINA IS THE BEST AND DESERVES THE BEST! ELLE MAGAZINE OWES HER SO MUCH THAT EVEN IF SHE STOLE THE WHOLE BUILDING THEY WOULD STILL BE IN DEBT. WITH HER!….STOLE CARS?…I HEAR SHE HAS 2 MERCEDES, 1 ASTON MARTIN AND 2 FERRARIS…DO THEY BELONG TO THE MAG?

  56. KIMKONG says – reply to this


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    Perez I love you!
    Nina they write all this things about you just because they can't stand the fact that you are so fabulous and popular.
    Please be aware that you have tons of fans and followers and thats a fact..a REAL FACT!…NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA!NINA!

  57. sybille says – reply to this


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    NINA YOU ARE THE BEST!!! NEVER FORGET THAT OK.
    YOU RULE….THEY SUCK!

  58. J says – reply to this


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    i'm confised..

    she's on the show just for the judging..

    which in edited orm is 10-15 minutes…

    how long can THAT take to film? 2 hours at most?

    am i missing something?
    is she secretly the one doing all the hemming at night?
    or opening up the reese's peanut butter cups for the dresses when the cameras are not rolling.>???

  59. Samantha says – reply to this


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    NINA YO WOW US!!!….YOU ARE THE BEST! THAT ELLE MAGAZINE WITHOUT YOU SUCKS! ME AND MY FRIENDS ARE NEVER GOING TO BUY AN ISSUE EVER AGAIN! WE LOVE YOU NINA!

  60. courtney says – reply to this


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    Nina Garcia you are AMAZING! pay no attention to all those jealous bitches ok.

  61. Shirley says – reply to this


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    What are you talking about you "J" shit head!…Nina is Proyect Runway's best judge! I bet you could kill to be in that show would'nt you?
    NINA RULES!

  62. nina says – reply to this


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    i'm actually scared of getting rid of my turkey neck because then no one will recognize me. i did however inject my face full of fillers so i wouldnt look so mean and miserable on project runway. i paid for it with all the stuff i stole from the elle fashion closet and sold on ebay. i had a good gig while it lasted. sleeping with gilles was soooo worth it!!!

  63. leovanity says – reply to this


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    Nina you are my muse and you will always inspire us all. Thanks for sharing real fashion with us.
    P.S. I LOVE YOUR BOOK!

  64. againandagain says – reply to this


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    Ok. one more time…Hey you Nina wannabe!…I actually heard when I worked there, that Nina had slept with Joe Zee not Gilles…wait, wait now I remember…They said Joe Zee loved having trio's with Nina and Robbie Myers IN THE CLOSET! yes!…and that they walked out with their hands full!
    Did you spread that stuff you said she did on your fucking tongue or what you bitch!You really hate and envy Nina right?…is it that you are in LOVE with Nina and truth is her popularity kills you!

  65. KIMKONG says – reply to this


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    NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!

  66. KIMKONG says – reply to this


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    Nina I really don't care if its true or not that you stole the closet, had trios with joe zee and robbie myers or if you have a turkey neck…truth is we ALL love you how you are and please NEVER change…you Look GREAT!!! YOU HAVE STYLE!
    What if you stole from that closet…that magazine stole your image for their bennefit…you made that Elle magazine popular!

  67. RUMMER says – reply to this


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    I AGREE WITH KIMKONG…NINA THAT MAGAZINE USED YOUR IMAGE AND TOOK ADVANTAGE OF YOUR STYLE AND TALENT.
    LET ME TELL YOU ONE MORE THING…SOME THINGS CAN BE FIXED WITH A SURGERY …OTHERS CAN'T!…SO LET THEM TRASH YOU, THATS THE BEST THEY CAN DO….THEY ARE LOSERS! YOU ARE A WINNER NINA, YOU SHINE ABOVE ALL!

  68. Kelly says – reply to this


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    She was not liked at Elle, her nickname was MEAN-a Garcia.

  69. Angela says – reply to this


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    Really…I have sources that say that inside that magazine everyone has a nick name..Like that new creative director Joe Zee is called by everyone "Jealous - Zee" or " The Panda".
    It was obvious they hated Nina so much…ENVY!
    Nina is tough and very professional but deffinately not even close to mean.
    NINA IS GREAT

  70. KIMKONG says – reply to this


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    That's why I LOVE watching Proyect Runway. Nina is so tough and honest and chic! She has so much style even when she talks! She is so professional and knows exactly whats she's talking about. I really admire her! I hope I'm able to get in the show and be judged by her…WE LOVE YOU NINA, YOU INSPIRE US ALL!
    NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA! NINA!

  71. Shirley says – reply to this


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    NINA NEVER CHANGE PLEASE.
    NINA RULES!

  72. lindsay says – reply to this


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    Re: bebe – jeffrey????? wrong….senior fashion editor at Menstyle.com before that, PR Consulting get your facts straight

  73. lola garcia says – reply to this


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    i heard the joesie is firing eveyone…jilles on down.

  74. andy garcia says – reply to this


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    Obviously…he needs more space to hire his butt waxer and all his friends / lovers…Thing is the magazine looks worst than ever…dirty.

  75. Katie Lou says – reply to this


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    Isn't that what your assistants are supposed to do??? Helloooooooooooo your work! You think up the fabu outcome…tell them how to get there & let them (do the) grunt (work.) At a certain point - especially if you are brilliant - how many hours do you actually need to show up? I AM SOOO SORRY - it's not just defending Nina. But if you are quality enough to write a book, do a show & fashion direct a mag - I think they should appreciate such a multi-tiered chick.

  76. Katie Lou says – reply to this


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    Re: VOTE RIGHT! – vote NINA!!! HEIDI!! HILLARY!!! :)

  77. bebe says – reply to this


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    Re: lindsay
    so….how did he get the job at men.style.com?
    usually, it is alike a 10 year process to become senior anything…years of interning, then years of working your way up from closet person-to assistant–to associate, etc.

    I would love to see his resume.

    anyway, "the bottom" line is, you cannot hire someone you are fucking.