Archive for July, 2013

Ari Southiphong (Andy South): Finding the Light

Leslie Wilcox talks with fashion designer Ariyaphon Southiphong, formerly Andy South. In the first of two episodes, Ari talks about growing up in Waianae, Oahu, discovering fashion as a career choice and landing a spot on the fashion competition show, Project Runway. As Andy, he maintained keen focus on school projects and clothing design, with questions about gender identity lingering on the backburner. In 2012, Andy changed his name to Ari and now identifies as a transgendered female.

Original Air Date: June 11, 2013.

Long Story Short with Leslie Wilcox is a production of PBS Hawaii.

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