Hometown: San Francisco, CA
Education: Stanford, Harvard
ďCuriosity, a desire to challenge myself and grow and to see what Iím made ofĒ is what inspired Stacey Estrella, 40, to head to the open call for Project Runway. She quickly adds, ďAnd to meet Tim Gunn!Ē
Currently a marketing executive at a high-tech company specializing in Corporate Identity and Communications (FoxT), Stacey is a California native now living in San Francisco. She has an impressive educational background holding a bachelorís degree in American Studies from Stanford and a masters in business from Harvard. In addition to 12 years experience in a high tech industry, Stacey has two years of design and pattern-making experience, which she feels give her a fighting chance on Project Runway.
Estrella is her motherís maiden name, which she began using at the age of 11 to honor her motherís role in her life. She loves traveling, Spain, the Spanish language, writing journals, reading, Flamenco dancing, and shoes. Life experience, music, literature and nature inspire her designs.