A finalist on Season 8 of Project Runway, Ari South (formerly known as Andy South) has been trailblazing her career as a fashion designer and entrepreneur. Successfully launching her line, Andy South--which was immediately picked up by Neiman Marcus, Hawaii--Ari has not stopped the machine that set off with her apperance on Project Runway. Ari now stands as the face of her brand and has also taken the initiative to open her own manufacturing company based in Paradise.
Aside from her growing success as a business woman, Ari remains active in advocating for transgender rights and advancing the status of the GLBT community in business and society. She is also passionate about strengthening the domestic garment industry in the United States.