WHATEVER HAPPENED TO SANTINO RICE?
Our favorite Project Runway loser is still the same ornery character he was on the show. (By the way, did you happen to notice on one episode of Runway that Santino’s “best friend” is Madonna’s exboyfriend Tony Ward? Small world, huh?) Five of the finalists on the BRAVO program were graduates of FIDM (The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising) in Los Angeles. Namely, Daniel Franco, Guadalupe Vidal, Nick Verreos, Raymundo Baltazar, and Santino. After the reality show ended, the five graduates were invited back to FIDM to take part in a panel to discuss their success and answer students’ questions. Everyone said yes, except for Santino and the event took place without him. Why? Even though he lives in the area, Santino wanted his Alma Mater to fork over $5000 for his appearance!