VIDEO: Tyra Banks Surprises Viral Angelina Print Dress Girl, Kyemah McEntyre, In Her Nkrumah’s Pencil Dress

by Nana Tamakloe
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We are proud to be part of the few mediums to cover Kyemah McEntyre’s dress before it went viral in the main stream. The East Orange girl created her own prom dress using Angelina print at the height of it’s popularity earlier this year.

 

On Thursday, McEntyre appeared on Tyra Banks’ FABLife talk show and received the surprise of her life. Banks walked out to greet McEntyre in a dress the high school student designed, this time using the Nkrumah’s pencil print. Popularized by Kwame Nkrumah, the man who began the independence movement in Africa.

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“I am such a fan of you. I saw you on the Internet and you blew me away with your talent, with your beauty,” Banks said. “This is the beginning of your journey and becoming the force that I know that you can be in the fashion world; this is not existing in the fashion world right now, and it is desperately, desperately needed.”

McEntyre told Banks that the bullying she suffered as a child inspired her to make the dress.

“I was trying to show society that it’s OK to be yourself,” McEntyre said. “I think it’s really important that we let people know that you don’t need someone else to identify your identity.”

Check out the clip below:

 

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