Reality TV occasionally redeems itself

I watch Project Runway.

A group of talented fashion designers from across the US get together each season to battle it out for a combination of prizes.

This season, in an episode which required the designers to create a print symbolizing something from their past, designer Mondo Guerra used a “+” sign as the theme of his design. He revealed, for the first time publicly, that this choice was motivated by the fact that he is HIV positive.

So, a show that is intended as a fun demonstration of talent and competition becomes the vehicle of a very personal revelation, one that appears genuinely difficult and sincere for the person involved.

Well done, Mondo.

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