This girl's handmade prom dress proves that 'beautiful things happen when you take pride in yourself'

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This prom dress is so beautiful that it's breaking the Internet. The only thing that could make the dress more impressive is if the teen wearing it also designed it. Oh wait, she did.

Meet Kyemah McEntyre, a senior at Cecily Tyson School of Performing Arts in East Orange, New Jersey. McEntyre designed her own prom dress that earned many Instagram "likes." She utilized her growing Insta-fame to spread messages about the importance of eliminating stereotypes:

"We Stunt our collective spiritual growth by allowing assumptions and stereotypes to cloud our mind and thus our physical reality."


McEntyre went on to discuss how art has the capacity to meld societal norms. In the caption of one of her photos, she wrote:

"The most creative people are the ones who step out of their comfort zone and take advantage of the world around them. My abilities as an artist allow me to experience the benefits that versatility fosters."


The caption included words of encouragement for followers to own their versatility and to always remain proud:

"Don't let anyone define you. Beautiful things happen when you take pride in yourself.#blackgirlsrock#kyebreaktheinternet"





McEntyre also suggested that she may have been bullied growing up, hinting that she was labeled "ugly" and "angry." She used her bold gown design to stand up against these bullies and assert her beauty, inspiring others to do the same.



Not surprisingly, her efforts paid off when she was crowned "Prom Queen" that evening. We're so glad the influential teen had a "magical night." She earned it.



Watch this video to see how prom dress designs have changed throughout the years:

7 Decades of Prom Dresses in 30 Seconds


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