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Egypt 'Ify' Ufele is currently back in the news after receiving the 'Junior Trailblazer Of The Year Award' at the 2016 Full Figured Fashion Week Runway Show in the US.

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10-year old Egypt 'Ify' Ufele

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The promising fashion designer who made headlines  after debuting at New York Fashion Week in February at just 10 years old showing looks from her own clothing line; 'ChubbiLine' was recently awarded at a fashion show while receiving a standing ovation after her showcase.

Ufele was bullied in school because of her size (she became overweight as a result of taking steroids for her severe asthma) turned the traumatic experience around by making clothes for plus sizes.

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She has since started a non-profit 'Bullychasers' platform to create awareness to help other kids that are being bullied and most recently launched her website adding a line of accessories including bags and hats as well as a dog and a doll collection to her clothing line.

 

Check out her piece online www.shopchubiiline.com

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