Teen Slays In African-Themed Prom Dress, Despite Teacher Saying It Was “Tacky”

#AfrikanPrincess :: UBUNTU SALUTE!!!


Garfield Heights High School’s Makalaya Zanders was clear that she was going to slay this year’s prom her way, despite what others had to say. 

See Zanders had her heart set on a dress that spoke to her sense of beauty and style. Inspired by a gown that Nigerian model Jessica Chibueze wore to a ball, the Ohio senior knew that African print was the look she was going for. But according to Yahoo News, a white teacher at her school tried to dissuade the 17-year-old by shaming her and saying that particular style was too “tacky for prom.”


Thankfully, Zanders didn’t listen to her teacher’s uninformed and culturally insensitive comments and “proved them” all wrong by rocking this breathtaking custom-made cobalt blue and gold print…

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