Hailey Tucker vies for grand prize in Shark Tank-style competition

by: Brenda Duong

Lambert & Co.

Local student Hailey Tucker of Flagler Palm Coast High School recently participated in the annual nonprofit Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship Southeast Youth Entrepreneurship Finals. During the competition, she pitched her business idea, Custom F.C., a shoe business guaranteeing the perfect fit, function and performance through custom designed cleats.

Tucker competed against seven other students from the Southeast and placed as runner-up in the regional competition. She will be representing Flagler Palm Coast High School in the NFTE National Youth Entrepreneurship Challenge in October.

“I was inspired to start my business Custom F.C. after having

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Amazon Prime Video’s Fashion Competition Series ‘Making The Cut’ Returns This Summer

In March 2020, Amazon Prime Video unveiled Making The Cut, considered the most anticipated fashion design show of the year. With Tim Gunn as their mentor, each week, contestants showcased their designs in front of judges Heidi Klum, Carine Roitfled, Naomi Campbell, Joseph Altuzarra, and Nicole Richie. However, unlike most fashion competitions, this series selects participants from all over the world. The winner of every challenge had their winning design sold on Amazon.com, and leading up to a final prize of $1 million to fund their brand and an exclusive collection with Amazon. Last year’s final three included fan

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