18-year-old Kyemah McEntyre went from being bullied and told she was ugly to prom queen. All because she believed in herself.

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She designed her own prom dress — inspired by her African heritage.

Kyemah offers these words of encouragement for other teens:

You have to understand who you are because if you leave that space open, you leave your identity in the hands of society. Don’t let anyone define you. Beautiful things happen when you take pride in yourself.

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