Jimelle Levon was struggling when he was 10 years old, he and his mother became homeless. He used to go from shelter to shelter with his mom, facing everyday challenges. Thought that some of them help them, but they never did. Jamelle never gave up on this and wants to bring a transformation in his life soon.
At 14, very excitedly, he learned to sew from his mother. He first used his sewing skills to make a beautiful prom dress for his date. He was inspired by the film Coming to America and designed a gown for his date and a suit for himself. The work is gold embroidery and looks stunning.
He did not want to lose those memories and the dresses, so he captured those moments. He even shared the pictures on social media. The photos quickly got viral, grabbing the attention of Steve Harvey, who welcomed Jimelle onto his show because of his awesome designs.
Jimelle, studying at Clark Atlanta University as a full-time student, besides owning a fashion designing company. His custom-made gowns are huge in demand. He sells for up to $450 each. Jimelle is now an inspiration for his community and youth and other people as well. People who dream of changing their lives through sheer hard work, they can do like Jimelle.
“Hard work has always been a part of my life. My mother and I lived in a shelter before, when I was in fifth grade,” Jimelle told WCMH. “From there on, once I cuff sixth grade, I was always a hard worker, either shoveling the snow or anything to gain money, because I didn’t want to be in the predicament anymore,” he continued.