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Sudanese Model Entitled “Queen of the Dark” Refused $10,000 Offer to Bleach Her Skin


Growing up, Nyakim Gatwech was constantly harassed due to her dark complexion. Now she's bringing the fashion industry by a hurricane, making waves everywhere not only through modeling but with her support for diversity and Black rights throughout the world.

She is dubbed the “Queen of the Dark,” and she loves it.




According to Huffington Post, the 24-year-old, she first hit headlines months ago giving a story of how an Uber driver attempted to give her $10,000 to bleach her skin. While the proposal was somehow self-depreciating, Gatwech simply laughed it off

“Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God [blessed] me with… You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”

Nyakim regularly posts a photo of herself on Instagram together with heartwarming notes on self-love, hoping to redefine the conventional beauty ideals with her stunning modeling shots.

“We are all beautiful in whatever shade of skin color God create us in.”




“Why should the be dark bad? Embrace and love who you are and world would as well!!”






“Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.”



“My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity. Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical!”


“My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors.”






“It’s beautiful to be black. It is the color of strength and pride.”


“Black is not a color of sadness or death or evil its just the way it has been portrayed for so many years.




“I am the queen of the dark who bring light and love to those around me.”




Nyankim said she is previously tagged as ‘ugly’ and ‘undesirable’ due to his skin tone.






However, it does not change her love and appreciation to herself.


“Some people stay Snapping me asking me why am I so dark? How on earth they expect me to answer that question? Beside the fact that I’m bless with melanin and I love all this darkness”

As of this writing, Nyakim has about 228k Instagram followers.



While each of her posts usually gets more than 10 thousand likes.






She added ‘change’ can only happen once you start loving yourself for who you are.


“Stop comparing your skin to anyone. Change can only happen once you can truthfully look in the mirror and love that Deep Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mocha, or Caramel complexion.”

Source: elitereaders

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