From Portland, Oregon comes designer Becky Ross. At the age of eight, she already began designing clothes for her Barbie dolls. She didn’t think that it would be a profession until three years ago, when she switched careers and dived into fashion. She since pursued her studies after working as a manager and visual merchandiser of a stationery boutique. 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.