Ayana Ife

Fashion Designer

Birthday October 22, 1989

Birth Sign Libra

Birthplace Brooklyn, NY

Age 33 years old

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Runner-up on the 16th season of Project Runway notable for being the first modest - and first Muslim - fashion designer to make it to the season finale. 

Before Fame

She would deconstruct and reassemble hand-me-down clothes she inherited from her sisters. 


She was initially pressured by her parents to pursue a more stable career in nursing. A YouTube video of Rabia Z's collection inspired her to pursue a degree in apparel design. 

Family Life

She grew up in a family of eleven children. 

Associated With

She fell short to Kentaro Kameyama on the 16th season of Project Runway.