Twinning

Twin power reaches TV reality ... again


By Mike Hughes

Two years after
winning a summertime cable competition, some designing twins are at it
again.

This time, Claire
and Shawn Buitendorp, 27, are jumping to the top -- “Project
Runway,” a leader in ratings and in longevity. And this time,
they're not a team; they compete with each other.

Twin triumph: It pays (sometimes) to be yourself


The best strategy for a reality-show contestant is to be yourself ... if you happen to have a nice self. Claire and Shawn Buitendorp seem to; up close, they seem to be upbeat, uptempo and kind of small-town polite; they're also the first winners of a reality show for twins. Here's the story I sent to papers:

By Mike Hughes