|July 19, 1974
|49 YEARS OLD
Fashion designer who rose to fame after winning the first season of NBC's Fashion Star.
In 2008, she graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
She has always been an out lesbian, but chose to hide her identity while working as an elementary school Teacher.
She was born in New York.
She has said that Yves Saint Laurent is one of her favorite designers.