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Guest judge Kerry Washington outdid Zac Posen and Nina Garcia on the applause-o-meter after Friday's show at Lincoln Center.

FAR FROM A SCANDAL: Project Runway guest judge Kerry Washington outdid Zac Posen and Nina Garcia on the applause-o-meter after Friday's show at Lincoln Center. In fairness to them, the actress is having a stand-up year with the hit show Scandal entering season-three, an International Best Dressed List ranking and a place at the table at the Obama administration's Committee for the Arts and Humanities. But the recent Vanity Fair cover girl hasn't splurged in any way. "For me just enjoying the process is enough of a reward," she said in between backstage photo-ops with Heidi Klum.


Washington probably will ditch the floral Stella McCartney dress by the weekend. She will hit the campaign trail in New Jersey to support her cousin Milly Silva whose boss Barbara Buono is the Democratic gubernatorial candidate. Washington was more bittoned up about her own career plans to develop and produce more material. As for how she manages her various roles, the Bronx native said "with a  lot of help."