Surviving on 'Runway'

In week 2, a pair of "Project Runway" contestants with local ties survived a pregnancy drama.

The challenge: Design a maternity ensemble for celebrity judge Rebecca Romijn, who was pregnant with twins.

Ra'mon-Lawrence Coleman, formerly of Minneapolis, who was in the top three last week, landed in the bottom three. "It looked like a bowling ball bag," Romijn said. Luckily, he was saved by a much more tragic pregnancy sling created by another contestant and will be back on next week's show.

"Ra'mon better not scare me like that again," said Katherine Gerdes, a friend of Coleman's who competed on season three, as she watched the show Thursday night at Hell's Kitchen restaurant in Minneapolis.

Christopher Straub of Shakopee had immunity from his win last week, but impressed the judges with a chic one-shoulder silk frock paired with black leggings.

Straub also was at Hell's Kitchen on Thursday night. The maternity wear challenge seemed especially relevant, now that show host Heidi Klum is pregnant.

So what would Straub put her in? "Short, tight, shiny and leopard print," he said. Shirin Askari, left, is this week's winner. SARA GLASSMAN