Texas native Anthony Ryan Auld realized his designer potential when he was young, sewing a quilt with his grandmother. Since then, he pursued the career and received his degree at Louisiana State University. He has worked in retail upon graduating, and even won Best in Show at Fashion Group International's Dallas Career Day. He lists Twiggy as his style icon and dreams of dressing actress Angelina Jolie. He soon found himself auditioning for Project Runway and became a contestant in season 9 as one of 20 designers hoping to make it big in the industry. He came in 7th place in the competition. In 2012, he joined the cast of Project Runway All Stars season 2.