Top Designer, Egypt Ify Ufele Chubii Line on Live it Up with Donna Drake CBS, WLNY-TV
Meet the 10-Year-Old Fashion Designer Who Debuted Her Clothes for All Sizes at NYFW After Being Bullied For Her Weight. the Mary SUE wrote this about Ify. This girl makes me even prouder to be from Queens than I already was! Egypt “Ify” Ufele is a 10-year-old fashion phenom from Queens, New York, who has managed to not only stick it to the kids who bullied her over her weight in school by creating her own plus-size fashion line, but she’s also become the youngest person ever to debut a line at New York Fashion Week!
Her line is called Chubiiline, and it’s inspired by her African roots as well as her desire to see more options for people with larger bodies. Anyone starting a fashion line is impressive – starting one at 10 years old using your grandmother’s sewing machine is next-level. However, it’s sad to think that the thing that gave her the focus to succeed in doing this so early was the fact that she was having a rough time at school. According to XO Necole, Ufele dealt with being called names, having her lunch slapped out of her hands, and even being assaulted – she was once stabbed with a pencil! – all because of her weight.
Meanwhile, as she points out on her Instagram, appropriately called “Bullychasers,” her weight has a lot to do with the fact that she spent much of her childhood in hospitals: Learn more about Egypt Ify on our website at liveiuptvshow.com. To sponsor a segment on the show reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Director: Tony Liuzzi
Starring: Donna Drake