Q: When did you realize you had designer potential?
A 16 years old.
Q: First garment you ever made?
A: 16 years old.
Q: What's your design training/schooling?
A: Fashion Institute of Technology.
Q: Have you won any awards?
A: Fusion Fashion Show, "The Best Designer of FIT of 2006."
Q: Strengths as a designer?
A: Designing, pattern making, draping, tailoring, etc.
Q: What have been your influences?
A: The world that is in front of me, anywhere and any situation.
Q: What's playing on your iPod while you design?
A: Random music from all different genres. The Jackson 5!
Q: Favorite material/fabric to work with?
A: Some material of fabric that I've never seen or used before.
Q: Item you're most proud to have designed?
A: Jacket, jumpsuits.
Q: Favorite designer(s)?
A: Kenzo, Jean Paul Gaultier.
Q: Sketch or drape?
Q: Patterns or solids?
Q: Favorite colors?
A: Every color!
Q: Biggest fear as a designer?
A: Think about the time that everyone stops wearing clothing.
Q: Fashion must?
A: Fashion must fashion!
Q: Fashion faux pas that drives you crazy?
A: Not at all.
Q: Ugliest item of clothing/accessory you've worn?
Q: Favorite style icon?
A: Michael Jackson.
Q: How would you dress Michelle Obama?
A: Outfit that's covered by Obama beads.
Q: Favorite super model muse?
A: Ai Tominaga.
Q: If you had to name your label, you'd call it...
A: KOOan and KOOan.
Q: If you weren't designing, you'd be...
A: Your mother.
Q: Any cultures/places you wish you could design for?
A: Space shuttle!
Q: Dream place to set up your design business?
A: New York.
Q: List of websites featuring your work?
Q: How were you described as a kid?
A: Smart big head and small butt and shortest leg that can run fast.
Q: How are you described now?
A: He doesn't know how to shut up, and he's crazy, but truthfully, actually Kooan is nice.
Q: Why are you easy or difficult to live with?
A: Cause my blood type is O!
Q: Favorite hangout?
A: Friend's place! Anywhere.
A: Skiing, swimming, watching people who look at me, KARAOKE!
Q: Favorite films/TV shows?
A: "Futurama," "Soul Plane," "South Park."
Q: On Twitter?
Q: Favorite tweeters to follow?
Q: iPhone, Android, or Blackberry?
Q: Fast food or gourmet?
A: Both! I love Popeye's!
Q: Cooking or takeout?
A: Both! I love cooking at my friend's place.
Q: Favorite food(s)?
A: Let me say out loud: SUSHI! I love Dragon Rolls, but I do like A-1 sauce.
Q: Beer or wine?
A: Beer? Maybe. Maybe wine. Can't even drink much of either.
Q: How'd you end up auditioning for PR?
A: First time I tried out when I was still a student, and they weren't looking for a student, so I was out! Second time was for Season 6. I did a show in Brooklyn, and someone found me. And while I realized I was already cast, my green card did not.
Q: Favorite PR designer?
A: Jay McCarroll, Chloe Dao, Santino Rice.
Q: Challenge you hope they don't bring back?
A: Making something for someone's mother.
Q: What's your take on team challenges?
A: Love them and hate them! I don't know why!
Q: What do you look for in a model?
A: Inside beauty is everything. I like to talk and see how it goes besides the look.
Q: Do you think you can win PR?
A: YES! Because I SAY so. Well, because I am going to try my best of best and see what happens.