"Same thing (as me): His father's a taxicab driver. He has a passion for what he's doing. Fat kid makes good," McCarroll said.
Regardless of how he feels about fashion industry leaders, McCarroll said he has to be involved because he is new.
"Project Runway" guru Tim Gunn put him down for not having a collection by age 29. And supermodel and "Runway" host Heidi Klum told NBC's Jay Leno that McCarroll designed Halloween costumes.
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