Last Updated: 09 Oct, 2023 | Views: 543
Profession: Fashion Designer
Other Profession(s): Model, Philanthropist
Famous For: Founded Anya de Rouge (Fashion Label)
Higher Education: Degree at Parsons
Anya Ayoung-Chee is a model, fashion designer, and television host from Trinidad. She competed in the Miss Universe 2008 competition and named Miss Universe Trinidad and Tobago in 2008. 2011's ninth season of Project Runway saw her emerge victorious. She established the online fashion retailer cANYAval as well as the clothing brands Anya de Rouge and Pilar. She discovered her passion for art and design while attending an all-girls high school in Port of Spain called St. Joseph's Convent. She pursued further education in graphic and interior design at the Parsons School of Design and Central St. Martins School of Art and Design in London and New York.
In 2008: Ayoung-Chee and Gabrielle Walcott were chosen by the United Nations Association of Trinidad and Tobago (UNATT) to serve as the organization's spokeswomen and champions.
In 2011: She auditioned to be a competitor on Season 9 of the American television programme Project Runway and was approved.
In 2014: Ayoung-Chee mentored other designers on Tim Gunn's reality show Under the Gunn.
In 2018: She married Wyatt Gallery.
In 2019: Ayoung-Chee took part in Season 7 of Project Runway All Stars, which had prior winners in the cast. She finished tenth overall.
Achievements and Awards:
Ayoung-Chee participated the 2008 Miss Universe pageant after she got back to Trinidad, where she received the title of Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago.
After being crowned Miss Universe Trinidad & Tobago, Ayoung-Chee went on to anchor several Caribbean television and web series, including her own fashion programme, Make It Yours.
In 2003, Ayoung-Chee became a TallMan Foundation member and began her philanthropy journey.
Ayoung-Chee received $100,000 from L'Oreal Paris to launch Pilar, a women's line that bears her late brother's name.