QWhat's playing on your iPod when you're designing?
AKpop, Adele, Katy Perry, Britney Spears, Robyn, pop music.
QWhen did you realize you had designer potential?
AWhen I started school and I started draping and my work started getting noticed.
AArmani, Tom Ford, Christopher Bailey, Kean Etro.
QCan you describe past jobs you've had?
QWhat is a fashion must?
QWhat is your design training?
AGraduated from FIDM in LA in fashion design.
QWhat are your strengths as a designer?
AIf I can think of a design, I can figure out a way to construct it.
QWhat are your weaknesses as a designer?
AI sometimes get stuck on an idea and forget to look outside the box.
QWhat's influenced your designs over the years?
AMovies, Kpop, media, my location. I love the feelings I have from these things and design from them.
QWhat's your favorite material or fabric to work with?
QWhat's the item you're most proud of designing?
AA dress for the American Heart Association.
QDo you prefer sketching or draping?
QDo you prefer patterns or solids?
QWhat are your favorite colors?
ARed, black, white.
QWhat's your biggest fear as a designer?
QWhat fashion faux pas drives you crazy?
QWhat's the ugliest thing you've ever worn?
QIf you designed for the first lady, what would you design for her?
ASomething clean, forward and modest.
QWhat celebrity would you like to design for?
ADavid Beckham (I'm a menswear designer). I would design a suit and shirt.
QWhat do you look for in a model?
AThe feeling I get is most important. Love an all-American look.
QIf you had to name your label, you'd call it . . .
QDream place to set up your design business?
QWebsites that feature your work, including your own site(s)?
QAny other cultures or places you wish you could design for?
QHow were you described as a kid?
ATalkative, outgoing, kind.
QHow are you described now?
ADriven, funny, nice, honest.
QCan you describe your family?
ALoving, caring, fun. We are all different and still get along so well.
QMarriage or kids?
ASingle, no kids.
QWhy are you (or aren't you) easy to live with?
AI get along with pretty much anyone because I'm interested in people and want to get to know them.
QWhat's your favorite hangout back home?
QWhat are your hobbies besides designing?
QWhat are your favorite movies and TV shows?
AMovies: Equilibrium, Hot Fuzz, Nacho Libre. Shows: Law and Order, Criminal Minds, Fringe, So You Think You Can Dance.
QWhat are your favorite books and authors?
AThe Giver, Prince Ombra, Ralph Waldo Emerson.
QYour Twitter handle?
QiPhone, Android or BlackBerry?
ASame flip phone from five years ago . tragic.
QFast food or gourmet?
QCooking or takeout?
QBeer or wine?
ABritney Spears music.
QBiggest pet peeve?
QWho was your favorite past Project Runway designer?
ASeth Aaron, Christian Siriano,
QProject Runway challenge you hope they bring back for your season?
ADesign from car parts.
QProject Runway challenge you hope they don't bring back for your season?
ADesign from grocery store.
QYour take on team challenges ... love them or hate them?
ALove. If we can work together as a team, we can create a SUPER design.
QHow did you end up auditioning for Project Runway?
AA friend posted the application link on my Facebook. This was my first time auditioning.
QWhy do you think you will win Project Runway?
AI'm focused and driven. It's not about being on TV. It's about being a designer. Plus, I have years of pent-up creativity waiting to be unleashed.