|Top 3 finishes in episodes 2, 6, and 11|
|Episode 9 winning garments|
appreciated his work ethic. Guerra stayed away from the drama and just focused on creating something he was proud of. It was in episode ten, however, that his strength and determination rose to the challenge. The designers were asked to create an original fabric using HP/Intel technology. The artwork was to be created from an important moment or time in their life. The garment could be anything the designers chose, but the textile had to be deeply person. It was during this time that he chose to share with the camera his own story of coming out as a gay person. "I came out to my mom when I was 17 and she told me not to tell the rest of the family and that she wasn't going to tell my father. I think that's been instilled with me. I can't tell a lot of people about who I am...I have to be myself and I have to allow myself to let people in. That's really hard [for me]." The fabric Guerra designed consisted of graphic crosses in a vivid colour palette. He was totally mum with his fellow designers about the personal nature of the artwork, but those of us watching were let in the loop.