Who is Aria Garcia?
Aria Garcia is a fashion designer, actress, influencer and proud transgender woman. She is the CEO and Creative Director of AREGA, an emerging women’s couture fashion line based in New York City.
A native of St. Croix U.S. Virgin Islands, Aria’s grandmother gifted her very first sewing machine when she was eight years old. It served as the catalyst for self-exploration, growth and the willpower towards achieving personal and professional goals.
Aria’s exquisite AREGA collections have graced New York Fashion Week runways on the world stage. She is credited with creating signature red carpet statements for iconic style influencer Patrick Starr and an array of domestic and international clients including Japanese pop star Mika Nakashima and many others.
In 2017, Aria was selected as a semi-finalist for the hit fashion reality TV series Project Runway and made history that year as the first ever transgender woman to compete for the title of Miss Universe U.S. Virgin Islands. Aria captured the 1st Runnerup title and the groundbreaking experience coming close to representing her country on the Miss Universe stage underscores her tenacity, fearlessness and firm belief in confronting challenges to achieve ordained destiny.
She never stops learning and pushing her personal boundaries
Aria is multitalented and has simultaneously cultivated her career as a designer, actress and influencer. She most recently appeared on the Ryan Murphy directed FX hit series “Pose.”
The magnitude of her appearance garnered exposure and recognition of her ascending acting career that has fostered other amazing opportunities she embraces with open arms.
Aria’s journey, accomplishments and unwavering love for her community are at the epicenter of her work as a youth activist. Her professional journey and transition have empowered her immensely as she continues to proudly live in her truth inspiring others to live in theirs.