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Project Runway's Kenley Collins Laments, "I F****** Hate You. But I Bought You"

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Comedy writer Bonnie Datt once bought a chainmail vest "for clubbing"—a purchase she later came to lament, once she realized that chainmail wasn't particularly slimming. Inspired by this, she now spends her spare time asking famous people to dish about purchases which they initially loved—but ended up regretting, for Buyer's Remorse.

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Although Project Runway contestant Kenley Collins was a bit of a terror during her initial season on the show, the larger than life designer has since become a popular Runway regular—and a surprisingly likeable one to boot. Earlier this year, Kenley came in fourth as the last remaining female designer left standing on Project Runway All Stars. And this past Thursday, on the third episode of the new season, she was the model and inspiration for the winning design. While some of her fellow Runway contestants have complained that Kenley's loud laugh is almost deafening, the Buyer's Remorse story she shared with us was about a purchase she made that literally almost blinded her.

Racked: Can you tell us about something you've had Buyer's Remorse about?

Kenley: I'm a really good buyer, I usually buy stuff that is going to last forever. I collect vintage clothes and I have for a long time.

But I do regret buying the wrong contact solution. No honestly! I got like this really weird disinfectant that burned the shit out of my eyes one time. I know it sounds stupid and it was very expensive. I thought it was really deep cleaning. Renew. But it's the kind that you have to put in for six hours and it has to dissolve, so I put it in the contact case and I put it directly in my eye. I was in so much pain I thought I was going to be blind. And to this day it's still sitting on top of my medicine cabinet in my bathroom. And I bought like a big multi-pack and I keep looking at it thinking, "Oh I fucking hate you. But I bought you."

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