Celebrity judge Jesse Tyler Ferguson was on hand to set up the episode, which airs Thursday. The challenge incorporated JTF’s Tie the Knot bowties, which benefit marriage-equality efforts across the USA. (Ferguson just got hitched himself to beau Justin Mitka.)
All verklempt after working on the assignment, McDonald proposed as the designers prepared for the judges critques. A tad exploitative, maybe, but a tearjerking moment nonetheless.