Patricia Michaels is a fashion and textile designer who takes pride of her Native heritage. She comes from Taos Pueblo, New Mexico and used to own a gallery and work as an antiques dealer. She also worked with a tailor in Italy and has formal training at the Institute of American Indian Art.
After being discovered on Model Mayhen, Patricia was asked to audition on Project Runway in 2012 and was then included in the season 11 cast.
She finished in second place
, after season 11 winner Michelle.