Teen Who Designed African Print Prom Dress Scores Feature in Vogue, Glamour & Allure

Kyemah McEntyre, the 19-year-old whose indelible African print prom dress took the internet by storm last year (and started a growing trend) isn’t done sprinkling her #BlackGirlMagic.

The young designer has been getting recognition from major publications including a feature in Teen Vogue’s cultural appropriation issue and interviewed by the New York Times. And if that’s not exciting enough, McEntyre just revealed via Instagram that she’ll be featured in Glamour, Allure and Vogue magazines as a part of a Dove campaign urging women to embrace their natural curls (see image above).

Aside from her impressive designing chops, McEntyre boasts a gorgeous head of natural curls that have been getting just as much attention as her internet-famous prom dress.

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“I remember growing up and oftentimes comparing myself to women with straighter hair, lighter skin,” she told the New York Times. “I thought, ‘Why aren’t I beautiful in my natural state?’”

The New Jersey native says that she has learned to embrace her nautral beauty and has helped other women along the way.

“I do feel I’ve inspired a lot of women,” she added. “That was actually the point of it all.”

Clearly, we haven’t seen the last of McEntyre.

Keep a look out for her Dove campaign in the July issues of each glossy.

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