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.
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.
She grew up in a family of eleven children.
She fell short to Kentaro Kameyama on the 16th season of Project Runway.