The Bullied Teen With THAT Prom Dress Designed a Red Carpet Gown

You probably remember Kyemah McEntyre, right? The bullied teen who designed that gorgeous prom dress? Well as BuzzFeed pointed out, actress Naturi Naughton tapped her to design a beautiful dress for the BET Awards.

How did it all happen? “Naturi contacted me through email, and we talked over the phone about her ideal dress,” Kyemah told the blog Necole Bitchie“[Naughton] explained to me that she wanted to connect with her African roots as well. I explained to her that my prom dress was my first design ever and that her design would be my second. … She wanted to shed light on young people from her community [East Orange, New Jersey], and that she did. I enlisted a local seamstress by the name of Markell Mockabee, who brought my design to life.” So amazing.

Keep scrolling to check out the gown up close, and read more over at BuzzFeed!


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