Nkechi, then 17, was chosen by the New York Times Magazine to get "Oscar" treatment and wear a Versace gown ti her Crenshaw High School prom for a fashion spread, L'Ermitage Hotel, Beverly Hills, California.

Nkechi, 18 years old

"Modeling is an American dream. We don’t have that industry in Nigeria. But growing up here, I’ve been exposed to it, and that’s why I want to do it. I just don’t know if it’s realistic. That’s why I’m at school. ".

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