Elisa Leaves Her Spit Mark on the "Runway"

01/04/2008 at 12:00 PM ET

Mitch Haaseth/Bravo

She spit on her dresses to bless them. She’s rubbed her fabric with grass to “imbibe it with a natural essence.” Nobody would confuse Elisa Jimenez, a practiced interdisciplinary artist, with a conventional Project Runway contestant. For six weeks, she was a singular and delightfully eccentric presence. But Jimenez was sent packing on Wednesday’s episode after failing to wow the judges with her candy-inspired dress. True to form, the designer left with some happy tears and a spiritual benediction (or at least that’s what it sounded like). Calling from her New Mexico home, Jimenez translated her parting words on the runway, explained why spitting is spiritual and her beef with dry cleaning. Click here to read the full interview only on PEOPLE.com. Come back and tell us what you think: Did Elisa deserve to be auf-ed?

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Alanna on

I was so sad when i saw this!!!! I AM CRAZY I KNO!!!! but i just think that im gonna miss her horrible designs u know? It would be hilarious if she kept going and she won! That would make me so happy because that would be so funny!

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