What have you been up to since your time on ''Project Runway''?
Since the show I've had the opportunity to become an advocate for HIV/AIDS education/awareness. I rang the bell on The New York Stock Exchange with Liza Minnelli, Kenneth Cole and Cheyenne Jackson for AMFAR on December 1, World AIDS Day. I gave a speech in Washington, D.C., for UnAIDS, also on World AIDS Day. I had the honor to tell my story to Nancy Pelosi and Diana DeGette. I designed a special T-shirt for Piperlime benefiting AMFAR for World AIDS Day and again for Valentine's Day. I joined ''Runway'' alum Jack Mackenroth on a national HIV/AIDS education campaign for Merck called Living Positive by Design. I spoke at the opening ceremonies for AIDS Walk New York. I travel to colleges around the nation speaking to students about my story living with HIV. I've really taken on the responsibility to continue the conversation about HIV/AIDS after revealing my HIV on Project Runway.I also showed a F/W 2011 collection at El Paseo Fashion Week with Michael Costello and Christopher Collins.
What garment from your season of "Runway" do fans compliment you on the most to this day?
I hear about the Jackie Kennedy design and the HP Challenge design.
What do you think you are best remembered for from your season?
For revealing my HIV status on the runway after keeping it a secret for 10 years of my life.
What celebrities would you love to dress?
I would love to dress Hugh Jackman, but I'd love to design for Hailee Steinfeld.
What are your strengths as a designer at this point in your career?
Any weaknesses you're still working on? | Strength: working under pressure. Weakness: second-guessing myself.
How has your design aesthetic changed since your time on the show, if at all?
Hmmm, I'm not sure.
What are your favorite pieces and staple items in your closet?
My collection of Dr. Martens.
Which fashion rule do you think is begging to be broken?
ALL OF THEM.
How do you choose what to pack for ''All Stars''?
I pack everything.
After being on the show, what ''Project Runway'' challenges do you think are the best and worst of all time?
Best: New Balance for Heidi Klum. Worst: Trade garments with your neighbor, you have 5 hours, go!
Who is your favorite fellow 'Project Runway' designer from any season, including yours, and why?
MICHAEL COSTELLO, because we've had a lot of experiences with each other.
What goes through your head when you see yourself on television?
Do I really sound like that?!
What is the one thing fans would be surprised to find out about you?
That I have an evil twin.
What makes you All-Star material?
I write my own songs.