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.
18 years old
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. ".