Rising Model Embraces ‘Queen Of The Dark’ Nickname

In normal circumstances, I would be absolutely offended by hearing anyone being called “Queen Of The Dark”. However, rising South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech has turned a conversation  about her beautifully dark skin into a movement of celebrating #blackgirlmagic and we are so here for it.

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The beauty grew up being teased and tormented for her dark complexion, hearing everything from “You black as hell, take a shower” to most recently being asked by an Uber driver if she would trade in her skin for a lighter complexion for $10K. After first questioning her appearance, Nyakim has since learned to celebrate her melanin-rich skin and is now taking the beauty industry by the storm (and breaking the internet) with her gorgeous looks. She is also using her platform to help others embrace their own skin.


“We are all beautiful in whatever shade of skin color God created us in. So why should the be dark bad? Embrace and love who you are and world,” she shared in a recent Instagram post. 

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