Designer Anya Ayoung Chee comes from Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. The first garment she ever made was a jumpsuit, which she wore to Miss Universe in 2008. She has worked as a graphic designer, stylist and merchandiser. This graduate of Parsons School of Design received her degree in communications design and has since received a Cacique Award for excellence in styling for a theater production in Trinidad. She soon found herself auditioning for Project Runway and became a contestant in season 9 as one of 20 designers hoping to make it big in the industry.