Meet Bullied 10-Year-Old Nigerian Fashion Designer Who Debut Her Clothes At New York Fashion Show

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 Ify Egypt Ufele is a 5th grader who happens to be chubby and get bullied a lot for it. Ify reportedly took her bullying experience and turned it into something positive.

She started a plus size clothing line and she is now show casing at the New York Fashion Week.


According to, Ify responded in the best possible way: she designed a line of clothing that includes plus-size fashions. The kicker? She's made it to New York Fashion Week — the only child designer to dress curvy models.

"People applaud me and tell me I'm good at fashion," Ify said. They used to tell her very different things, at least at her school in Queens.

    "I was bullied and they called me all kinds of names. One time I got stabbed by a pencil," she said.

But Ify was determined to rise above, so she pulled out her grandmother's sewing machine and got to work on what soon became "Chubiline," which she describes as "bringing Africa to America, one design at a time."


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