” — Austin, talking to an oil painting “He was covered with froth and bubbles, and I was covered in icing and candles.Both there together in our birthday suits, just having a gay ole time.” — Austin What about you, Pop Watchers?Of course, this wouldn’t be an episode with hilarious sound bites.These were my favorites: “She’s actually graduating with her Master’s, which will make her a Captain and a master.” — Austin “In my past life, I was definitely a Belle and wore a hoop skirt every day” — Austin “Austin Scarlett O’Hara.” — Santino “Oh grandpapa, why couldn’t you ever accept me?He was also known for his humor, including his impersonations of mentor Tim Gunn.After Project Runway, Rice was selected to be one of the judges of the Miss Universe 2006 pageant.
The show premiered in 2010, following Rice and Scarlett as they visited various American small towns, designing clothing for women who have upcoming special occasions.
He authored the book “Forever Scarlett, the Immortal Style of Gone with the Wind”.
He has designed costumes for David Parson's Dance on PBS, Juilliard, Fort Worth Opera, The Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, and Shen Wei Dance Arts at the Park Avenue Armory and Metropolitan Museum of Art.
More recently, Rice has been cast in two main roles in reality television.
From 2009 to 2014, he was a judge on the Logo reality program Ru Paul's Drag Race.