Cindy Ayvar was born in Acapulco, Mexico and immigrated to Los Angeles when she was 11 years old. Her family settled in the L.A. suburb of Van Nuys and since then, Cindy has embarked on her career in fashion both at home and abroad. After receiving her Bachelors in Fashion from Woodbury University in Burbank, California, Cindy moved to Florence, Italy to obtain her Masters in Fashion from the Polimoda Institute of Fashion Design and Marketing. With her exposure to European designs, techniques and trends, Cindy’s signature designs are influenced by the greatest European designers. Cindy’s love for nature inspires her the most because it fuels fond memories of her childhood. She has worked under celebrity designers and also has successfully launched a label, Goci, with fellow contestant and best friend Golnessa Farmanara. The two have had four successful fashion shows to-date.