Project Runway Winner Fights Back Against Tim Gunn's Harsh Criticism: "Someone's Not Doing Their Job"

Exclusive! Ashley Nell Tipton responds to the declaration that the PR mentor "hated" season 14

By Jean Bentley Nov 07, 2015 12:30 AMTags

They all wanted to do their best, considering they all make their living creating fashion, she adds. "This is our lives right here and we're putting everything on the line, so it hurts a little bit to hear that because we put everything into it and it almost makes us feel like we didn't deserve to go to fashion week or we don't deserve the outcome that has happened."

Watch the video above to find out what else she thought about the season, including the criticism of her crying ("This is who I am and how I show my passion," she says), being bullied by her so-called teammates and words of wisdom for aspiring designers.

Then tune in to E! News tonight at 7 and 11 p.m. for the rest of her thoughts on Gunn and the reaction to her big win.