Designer Mondo Guerra stopped fearing his HIV+ diagnosis and let himself achieve fashion greatness

October 19, 2022
Armando Thomas “Mondo” Guerra is an American fashion designer who finished as runner-up on Season 8 of Project Runway and later won the series’ first season of Project Runway All Stars. His eye for innovative style and bold prints enamored the fashion world, but his courageous activism for HIV has inspired others to dare to dream, creating visibility in an industry that operates behind closed door.

This profile is part of Queerty’s 2022 Out For Good series, recognizing public figures who’ve had the courage to come out and make a difference in the past year, in celebration of National Coming Out Day on October 11. In this special profile, we’re highlighting an individual who is living with HIV and using their platform for good. #OutForGood