Who He Is: McDonald toured the world in dance troupes for 14 years before he enrolled in Los Angeles's Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. He currently works as an assistant designer.
What He's Designed in the Past: McDonald lived and worked in New York for a time before he moved to Los Angeles, and one of his jobs was creating costumes for a burlesque show.
Why He Might Win: This designer, perhaps more than any of the others in this season, is fabric obsessed. That may give him an advantage when the time comes to choose his own cloth — or if one of the challenges involves an unconventional material.