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Ify 'Egypt' Ufele makes it to New York Fashion Week at just 10 years old after creating her own clothing line; 'ChubbiLine'.

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Ify 'Egypt' Ufele

(The Today Show)


The 5th grader who is chubby and gets bullied a lot for it turned her nightmarish experience into something positive as she started a clothing line including for plus sizes.

The 10 year old made a debut at the 2015 New York Week as a child designer dressing curvy models!

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"I was bullied and they called me all kinds of names. One time I got stabbed by a pencil," the ten year old recalled about getting picked on.

Ify as she's fondly called sketches African-inspired designs for her 'ChubbiLine' brand herself and sews them with her grandma's sewing machine.

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'I turned negative attention into positive attention,' she told the Today show. The 10 year old who started out making clothes for her dolls showed her debut collection at Fashion Week.

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