This woman who was once bullied for being “too dark” is now a model and Instagram sensation.
As a child Senegalese model Khoudia Diop was constantly teased for her dark complexion, with bullies calling her names like “daughter of the night.”
Now the 19 year old New Yorker is making a new for herself as a model who has more than 250,000 fans on Instagram.
Diop was recently featured, in the “colored” girl project, a diversity centered campaign that went viral that went viral this past summer, said the model, “the message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesn’t matter as long as you feel beautiful inside.
The Senegalese, Paris/NYC model has a skin so unapologetically dark as the night and unique that she became a celebration of colored skin and a role model for many women.
Khoudia refused to bleach her skin, giving herself the name Melanin Goddess.
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