BINTM's Penelope: Julien Macdonald is 'bonkers'

Julien Macdonald is completely "bonkers" according to 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' evictee Penelope Williamson

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BINTM's Penelope Williamson

Julien Macdonald is completely "bonkers" according to 'Britain and Ireland's Next Top Model' evictee Penelope Williamson.

The 19-year-old model hopeful - who was evicted from the Sky 1 HD show last night (30.07.12) - claims that outspoken Welsh fashion designer Julien didn't scare her because she learnt not to take his crazy ideas and the hurtful comments he threw at the girls too seriously .

Penelope exclusively told BANG Showbiz: "He's very creative and he gets an idea and there's no one who can stop him from doing it!

"He is completely bonkers, but he's been a designer for so many labels and fashion houses, he knows the industry so well.

"He just takes it all with a pinch of salt and just winds everyone up. He is what you see on screen!

"We had a laugh, on one of the shoots he was like, 'Nice legs, shame about the face!'

"We just bounced off each other, and I took the mick out of him and he took the mick out of me.

"You can just talk to him and have a laugh with him as long as you don't take what he says personally, he never means it he just says it to get a reaction. I think he was good fun."

The fashion-obsessed blonde was also a big fan of straight-talking new judge Whitney Port, whose frank judging style left some of the girls cold, but Penelope thinks is a realistic take on the modelling industry.

Penelope enthused: "I like the fact she's got amazing style, she's very opinionated, very honest and I think although the girls didn't necessarily like her as much as I did, that's her true insight into the fashion world.

"You go meet a designer and they're gonna love you or they're gonna hate you - and they're going to tell you either way. She's very intelligent and she knows what's she doing."

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