When celebrities walk the red carpet at any event, the first thing everyone wants to know is “who are they wearing?” Well, 18 year old Kyemah McEntyre from New Jersey probably never imagined that her name would create such a buzz at the BET Awards this Sunday.
The high school student designed her own prom dress and, almost instantly, it became one of the most shared photos on social media. The gorgeous Ankara print gown was a different take on the “traditional” prom dress and an inspiring message for young girls who dare to be different and not go with the crowd.
But, this story gets better. Naturi Naughton, who is best known for her role in the movie Notorious and was also a member of the R&B girl group 3LW, reached out to Kyemah and asked her to design a dress for the BET Awards!
Apparently, Kyemah and Naturi had something in common. Both women grew up in the same East Orange neighborhood of New Jersey, and according to the blog NecoleBitchie.com, this is how it all happened:
” Naturi contacted me through e-mail, and we talked over the phone about her ideal dress…She wanted to shed light on young people from her community,” said Kyemah.
What a great story and amazing accomplishment for Kyemah who will also attend Parson’s The New School for Design in the fall! I’m sure this won’t be the last time we hear her name.