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Meet The “Queen Of The Dark” Who Was Told To Bleach Her Incredibly Dark Skin By Uber Driver
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Meet The “Queen Of The Dark” Who Was Told To Bleach Her Incredibly Dark Skin By Uber Driver

Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the South Sudanese descent African American model who’s teaching people not to be afraid of the dark. With her deeply pigmented skin and fierce determination, the dark skin model is breaking down the barriers of conventional beauty and encouraging others to do the same.

The 24-year-old African model and fashion icon, who now lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has no shame about her melanin, and she makes sure the world is aware. “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” she captioned one of her many Instagram photos, which routinely exceed 10 thousand likes each. In another, she details an experience in which an Uber driver suggested she try ‘bleaching’ her skin – and her only response was laughter. “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”

Gatwech is not only an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry but also a voice for Black rights around the world. She’s even been dubbed “Queen of Darkness,” a title she happily accepts. “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.” Love the skin you live in, no matter what color or shade it may be!

Scroll down to see the sultry Queen of Dark fashion photos below.

More info: Instagram, Twitter

24-year-old Nyakim Gatwech is making waves in the fashion industry with her sumptuously dark skin

Before the South Sudanese model found success, though, her unique beauty wasn’t celebrated by all

In 2016, an Uber driver suggested she bleach her skin, implying that her deep complexion was nothing to love

She simply responded with laughter, and has fully embraced her striking appearance ever since

“My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” she captioned an Instagram photo

Now living in Minneapolis, Nyakim is a voice of encouragement for the Black community

“You are beyond beautiful and the love I have for you is unconditional because you are me,” she wrote

“Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark skinned”

The burgeoning fashion icon has now gone viral, with over 100 thousand followers on Instagram

Though she still receives discouraging messages now and then, she refuses to give up her radiant self-love

She has even been dubbed the “Queen of the Dark,” a title she happily accepts

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

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Jhoa
Community Member
4 years ago

It´s incredible how dark her skin is. It´s like she´s been dipped in velvety charcoal dust. Ahhhhh its so beautiful!!

lovealways<3
Community Member
4 years ago

Skin color is what makes the world amazing. It shows how different we all really are and how we are exactly the same.

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Juan Castellucci
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks like a godess!!

Jodi Hillhouse
Community Member
4 years ago

I agree.. I am Hindu and since I have seen her I have been obsessed with seeing her portray our Goddess Maha Kali Devi in a movie or photoshoot.

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Abbs0345
Community Member
4 years ago

How anyone can say anything negative about her, I just do not know. She is stunning and her skin is flawless.

Zenozenobee
Community Member
4 years ago

How can anyone use his/her breath to be mean to people to begin with, just like that, for no reason? I don't know... even if i was talking to Quasimodo himself what would be the point in hurting his feelings if he did nothing to hurt mine? Plus, you're right, she is trully beautiful.

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Daniel Bonacum
Community Member
4 years ago

I'm shocked she didn't take the Uber drivers advice. I frequently seek out life changing advice from cab drivers.

DancingToMyself
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4 years ago

Lol :)

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panda
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4 years ago

Just recently we had here the albino beauty-pearly white angels. I would LOVE to see the black and white together

TheRubyFalcon
Community Member
4 years ago

OO like 2 people who look alike, on mirrored sides of a picture....

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Diksha Deshpande
Community Member
4 years ago

Her skin is so beautiful! It's so perfect.... I love it!!!!!!!

Evisa Isabella Rose
Community Member
4 years ago

She is STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Dear god how arrogant can you get, asking someone to bleach their skin? What if I told you to go dye your skin black?

Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Go get tanned!!! Oh wait...

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Michel M. Prins
Community Member
4 years ago

Beautiful and unique, simple as that. I do understand that people might act a little surprised with the darkness of the color, but it's no reason to suggest stuff she should do to "make her skin lighter", since it will take away the beauty that has been made in a natural way.

Sheralyn
Community Member
4 years ago

Well i've had an aunt tell me with the best of intentions to use chemicals to try and lighten my freckles so... Sigh.

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Hazel Waring
Community Member
4 years ago

She is Queen of the Dark, and queen of being intelligent, beautiful, merciful and resilient. Go her.

Marceline
Community Member
4 years ago

She is so amazingly beautiful! It's such a pitty that out there are a lot of people who hate others uniqueness and think that they have the right to make comments to them about their appearance! It's outrageous! Good for her that she didn't change anything about her appearance and defends her beautifulness. I wish every woman would do the same and dismiss insecurity..!

Churm Rincewind
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4 years ago

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Right. That is what the authors want you to comment. I'm really hard pressed to believe that actually happened.

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Marcia J. Downing
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4 years ago

I have Irish heritage so I'm very pale skinned, I'm proud of my heritage, you should be proud of yours to. Your absolutely beautiful, never try to change who you are for anyone!

Amy Dias
Community Member
4 years ago

God didn't just put a rainbow in the skies. There is beauty is every skin tone. She is an amazing example of this.

Karen Appleyard
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely stunning, she is truly beautiful

Heidi Stokke
Community Member
4 years ago

She's gorgeous!! <3

Sherlock Holmes
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4 years ago

She's absolutely gorgeous! A true work of art!

XxFreakMachineXx
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4 years ago

She's so beautiful

Krysta Pandoo
Community Member
4 years ago

God, she's so beautiful!

Diana Geo
Community Member
4 years ago

Oh my God, you are gorgeous! Such a beautiful woman, I can't imagine how can anyone say about her that she's not. Honestly, I am looking beyond skin color and I'm seeing a beautiful face, with amazing features and a great body. I assume she is a strong woman, who doesn't care about what people say and spreads the love.

Aneta M.
Community Member
4 years ago

Why look beyond skin color? This skin color is beautiful too.

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.gas.
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4 years ago

These headlines are hilarious. As if the "Uber driver" has any influence on her life. It may as well say "Total dick gives unsolicited advice."

Hugo Raible
Community Member
4 years ago

"she’s breaking down the barriers of conventional beauty" Oh no, please, Bored Panda. As if there had been no black super models/super stars. She IS beautiful, but even in a very conventional sense. And all this blah just because some random stupid Uber driver said something stupid once? Meh. Let's just describe this post as "Gorgeous Sudanese model with incredibly dark skin and perfect figure".

J Browne
Community Member
4 years ago

The point I believe is making people aware of how cruel one can be in saying such thoughtless things. Though I understand what you are saying to focus on the positive, I feel it's a journalist's job to make a difference in this world.

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Aleta Friedrich Huotari
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4 years ago

I think she is beautiful!

Aleta Friedrich Huotari
Community Member
4 years ago

wow, I think she is beautiful!

Emma Mann
Community Member
4 years ago

She is beautiful and not just on the outside.

Lalita
Community Member
4 years ago

Envyyyyyyy!!!! What a amazing, beautiful woman! I'd love to look like her!

Yvonne Horton
Community Member
4 years ago

SHE TOOK MY BREATH AWAY! What beautiful skin. Like a living doll! Her teeth are AMAZING. Every part of her is perfect. Beautiful Godde

Pip Hughes
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks magnificent and she clearly has the strength and brains to go with it.

Peter Bear
Community Member
4 years ago

She is lovely. I have met two or three other people in my life with skin that dark, and it's striking precisely because it's different. Different is good! Variety is the spice of life. Seriously, can you even imagine how boring the world would be if we all lookd the same? And the scary part? Some people actually want the world to be cookie-cutter, vanilla, and beige. That's really, really sad.

BlakCircleGirl
Community Member
4 years ago

She's stunning!

Natalia Sanchez
Community Member
4 years ago

"My chocolate is elegant" LOOOOVED that quote. I admit I may be shocked if I'd ever met her on the street, but damn she rocks those swimsuits.

Cat Meow
Community Member
4 years ago

She's perfect! Stunningly beautiful. Every person who tells her otherwise my go some place the sun doesn't shine and stay there

Jane Mortenson
Community Member
4 years ago

She is stunning AND looks like a super hero!

Sophie G
Community Member
4 years ago

must be hard to drive an uber when ur obviously blind

Becca hill
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow what an absolutely beautiful woman! I literally can't seem to tear my eyes away from her! I've never seen someone soo strikingly gorgeous! The guy who sed she should bleach her skin is a complete and utter idiot! She's stunning

Wolff Aidenson
Community Member
4 years ago

she is gorgeous! and her fashion sense is amazing she takes what some view as a "bad thing" (i don't see it that way at all mind you) and makes herself into a work of art! this is just the kind of role model people need and her message is fantastic! She reminds me of some old depictions of the Mother Goddess in some of these pictures!

Erin Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

Observation/question. In the one picture, when she's smiling widely, her gums are black. Like, literally black. I thought that everyone, regardless of skin color, had pink gums. I could be wrong. I don't go around looking in everyone's mouths. Any insight on this?

Jamie Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

I admire your honesty, but your ignorance is stunning.

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Ronald Morrison
Community Member
4 years ago

She is stunning! She sets off brightly colored clothes like fireworks.

Ieva Cekuolyte
Community Member
4 years ago

Love her looks but there is something weird about the way the article is written, "has no shame about her melanin" is a bit off, like shame is an option, and who cares what a random uber driver said...

Agnieszka Osiecka
Community Member
4 years ago

She is stunning! Looks so magnificent and powerful.

Kitty Katty
Community Member
4 years ago

She's glorious!

Pearl Emery
Community Member
4 years ago

She is BEAUTIFUL

Sandra Kelley
Community Member
4 years ago

Nyakim is beautiful in every sense of the word. Keep up the faith.

Caroline Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, she is very beautiful! She has a very unique beauty!

Fairsher
Community Member
4 years ago

So incredible to me anyone would find this anything other than beautiful !! Such skin color is something to be proud of for sure, and I cannot understand people who cannot get past what color someone is born with. She is beautiful inside and out!!

Jonord
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks regal! Mesmarizing beauty!

Ethan Firl
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow! Truly sublime.

Lister
Community Member
4 years ago

Whoever told her to bleach her skin is insane. The fashion industry adores models with unique beauty!

Linda Hartlén
Community Member
4 years ago

oO gorgeous :) Simply gorgeous. To bad I am already married ^^ who am I kidding, not like I would have a chance ^^

Neha soni
Community Member
4 years ago

Omg... i am really ammazed to see her beauty, its out of this world. Fell in love with her attitude n style.

Monty Is Fiennes
Community Member
4 years ago

Being strikingly beautiful certainly doesn't hurt her new career either. ;)

Agnes Jekyll
Community Member
4 years ago

She is so beautiful. Many women are pressured to bleach their skin--and it causes excema, blemishes and damage--there are even products for bleaching "intimate" areas. I'm so glad she laughed off those comments--hopefully her modelling will encourage women to reject bleaching

Twi aro
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely stunning 💕

Riann Vaz
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow. She's mesmerising. Dark skin is so flawless, so luminous. There's so many boring, dumb people in the world who miss out on some wonderful personalities all cause they're not the right colour. I pity racists.

Rhon
Community Member
4 years ago

She is stunning!! The comments of a few ignorant people make me sad but the joy I get from seeing such beauty far outweighs that sadness.

David Lantz II
Community Member
2 years ago

Who is their right mind would tell someone to who has such gorgeous dark skin like that to ever lighten it?!?!?!?!?!?

Patricia Lakin
Community Member
2 years ago

Beyond beautiful <3

talibah muhammad
Community Member
3 years ago

LEPROSY-The origin of "white skin." As the disease progresses, pain turns to numbness, and the skin loses its original color and becomes thick, glossy and scaly. Sores and ulcers develop, especially around the eyes and ears, and the skin begins to bunch up with deep furrows between the swelling so that the face of the afflicted individual looks similar to that of a lion. Since the disease attacks the larynx also, the voice becomes hoarse and acquires a grating quality. The original skin color is BLACK JUST LIKE THIS GODDESS! The Uber driver is blind by the conditioning of people who originated from LEPERS!

Joseph Nolen
Community Member
4 years ago

nubian goddess!..absolutely beautiful!!

Janina Lopez
Community Member
4 years ago

She is so beautiful Amazing beauty a very unique one :)

Barry Calderon
Community Member
4 years ago

Woah. Obsidian goddess!

Faith Rodarte
Community Member
4 years ago

She's BEAUTIFUL and sooooo INTRIGUING, she reminds me of a more beautiful version of that x-men Chamillion chick. I never seen this color before and it's just so new and artistic. Because she's defying our social restriction, and current race war based on the "darker" shades of human beings, she is a very loud statement of our time and I hope she goes very far!

Diane T
Community Member
4 years ago

She is beautiful and an excellent model. Americans who are brown have been taught from the cradle to define ourselves by the shade of chocolate we may be. We sometimes have issues that we have the ability to produce babies with so many shades of brown. We need to include just appreciating inner and outer beauty.

Tammy Millington
Community Member
4 years ago

The most Beautiful model I have ever seen.

James Millar
Community Member
4 years ago

Just another fine example of how pathetic our race is, this woman is absolutely stunning!!!

Juanita Kolodychuk
Community Member
4 years ago

You down right gorgeous!

Felicia Olson
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, she is so exotically and classically beautiful. Perfect bone structure and her skin is both unique and gorgeous. I'm so glad she is showing people should have pride in who they are and they way they were born. And the attitude of positivism is just inspiring.

Linda Abbott
Community Member
4 years ago

She is incredibly gorgeous. Her skin is stunning. People can be so stupid.

Christine Frederick
Community Member
4 years ago

Stunningly beautiful. I feel like one could get lost in the depth of her skin and her eyes are just gorgeous. People who don't see beauty are reflecting their own ugly.

Mónica Elisabeth Sacco
Community Member
4 years ago

Nyakim is so utterly beautiful! She is classic beauty at its highest expression. A true godess.

Puja Sharma
Community Member
4 years ago

I have never ever seen such beauty...she was simly incredible her colour her toned body every thing was just perfect..

Katie Smith
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow!! She is magical! Her skin is so smooth and rich and he face is sweet her fierce.

Dee Daniels
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she is beautiful. Our difference are what make this a beautiful world.

Gabrielle Gilbert
Community Member
4 years ago

She is STUNNING...

Charles O
Community Member
4 years ago

Astonishingly beautiful . . . how anyone could not see that is beyond comprehension.

Kiersten Bomberger
Community Member
4 years ago

She is absolutely gorgeous & stunning❤️ Please continue to ignore the ignorant haters!! I believe that all our differences make each of us unique & beautiful & it makes life far more interesting than if we all looked the same!!

Tremor Terror
Community Member
4 years ago

I am so tolerant and expressive oo she is beautiful. Poor victim of harassment, it makes my social justice tits explode with anger. OOOOOOOOH the humanity !!!!!

Milli Mill
Community Member
4 years ago

that's why you don't listen to Uber drivers pshshsh her skin is beautiful, perfect, and one of the gorgeous things about her.

Rufus Fokkab
Community Member
4 years ago

Pretty look good

Mindy Soares
Community Member
4 years ago

Exquisite!

Saun Hytche
Community Member
4 years ago

I just wish I had that body...

Marcina Cole
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she's Beautiful and I'm tired of hearing about the Europeans Standard of Beauty. I Love her Confidence, her Self-Love which many people of Color don't have.

Lisa Greene
Community Member
4 years ago

She is beautiful... Her skin is amazing! Shame on anyone who thinks she should change just to make them feel better!

Lisa Greene
Community Member
4 years ago

Also, it's about time that society stops sending the message that, white=good and black=evil... It's simply not truth

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David Ross
Community Member
4 years ago

She is lovely. What is wrong with people? if I were a head of a modeling agency, I would sign her up in a heartbeat.

Mo Town
Community Member
4 years ago

Bleach? i want to be that dark.

Karen Kester
Community Member
4 years ago

if they can not see the beauty in her, they can not see beauty

Lewie Tenorio
Community Member
4 years ago

She is BEAUTIFUL!

Necie Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago

LOVELY!!!! , just lovely. Keep it going sweetie

Shereen “aramaiclady” Renee
Community Member
4 years ago

She looks like an indigo blue MOONBEAM! Gorgeous!

Tina Viers
Community Member
1 year ago

She is a Goddess!! She looks as if God took the most beautiful piece of obsidian and carved her perfect image from that. I can't believe someone would tell her to bleach that beautiful skin!! She is damn near perfect!!! Whatever flaws she MIGHT have, can't be seen. And her skin is also flawless. Some people (like that idiot Uber driver) wouldn't know beauty and perfection if it slapped him full force in the face. I love that you used the term 'indigo blue moonbeam'. I couldn't come up with a better description. Not to mention, you are beautiful as well!! So many beautiful people in this world. But you should know, you are one of those beautiful people as well. <3

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Jola Salis
Community Member
4 years ago

she surely is beautiful.

Pat Lukes
Community Member
4 years ago

Is that her skin color? She's a goddess. It's beautiful. And she's beautiful. Stunning.

Tina Viers
Community Member
1 year ago

That was the same thing I thought when I saw her. Definitely Goddess material. Like God took the most beautiful obsidian and carved it by hand to create this woman. She looks flawless!! The color of her skin is so amazing. I literally cannot believe someone tried to tell this gorgeous lady to bleach her skin. What?! Hell no! She is perfection the way she is, period!!

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Peg Johnson
Community Member
4 years ago

You are beautiful

Ruth Williams
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful

Thomas White
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow she is stunning.

Maggie Friedenbach
Community Member
4 years ago

Not chocolate - truly ebony - and beautiful! I could imagine between her gorgeous skin color and natural beauty she gets stared at a lot. I'm pretty sure it would stop me in my tracks!

Tina Viers
Community Member
1 year ago

I know exactly what you mean! If I saw her on the street, I would probably stare, just because I would be so mesmerized with her beauty (and I would apologize profusely,but would make sure she knew that I was looking because she is a living Goddess). He skin, hair, coloring... it's all perfection. I cannot believe ANYONE would have the audacity to suggest she bleach her skin. I would love to see her IRL. I bet these pictures don't do her justice!

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Maggie Friedenbach
Community Member
4 years ago

Not chocolate - truly ebony - and beautiful!

Tina Viers
Community Member
1 year ago

She looks like a Goddess carved from a single piece of obsidian. Absolutely flawless and beautiful. :)

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J Browne
Community Member
4 years ago

She is breathtaking! Amazing she has such confidence too. May she only be supported for the powerful role of acceptance and love that she embodies and so eloquently expresses :)

Kim Lorton
Community Member
4 years ago

What comes to mind is that start to a beautiful poem..." She walks in beauty like the night...". That's her beauty, dark as or darker than the night. The night should be envious of her deep, dark, amazing coloring!

Tina Viers
Community Member
1 year ago

That was beautifully said about a beautiful person! She literally looks like a Goddess. Beautiful, flawless. I am just absolutely shocked an Uber driver told her she should bleach her skin! Seriously?? Never! her skin color is perfect as is. That Uber driver can shove it! (P.S. You should be a poet. What you wrote was beautiful!)

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Janki Rajput
Community Member
4 years ago

she is so so so beautif

Janki Rajput
Community Member
4 years ago

beautiful

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Donna Adiasor
Community Member
4 years ago

I have never seen anything so beautiful, God is the almighty creator I'm am totally mesmerized with her beauty, it is such a shame that society, Americans think You have to be light skin or white to be beautiful well, that is completely wrong this is beauty beyond words, every time I see something like this I always thank God for all unique beauty he has given us. I Love You Lord!!!

Jamie Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

Your imagination sky-deity had nothing to do with skin color. And America isn't the only country with a bias towards lighter skin colors. It's a problem nearly everywhere in the world.

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Annie Palone
Community Member
4 years ago

She is perfect just the way she is!!

KK
Community Member
4 years ago

urhruhruhruhruhruhrurhurhru here i am being mad coz some kid called me a night ranger bc of my skin and there SHE is glowing in her dark beauty and blocking out all the haters. YOU GO GURRRLLLLL 😍😍🔥🔥👍👍

Jamie Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

WTF?

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Beverley Rose Robinson
Community Member
4 years ago

Seeing as she's a beautiful, successful model... I don't really think this article needs to exist. Haters gonna hate, but I think enough people give love for her that she shouldn't be focusing on a comment like that. People say rude things to me about my appearance, intelligence and more, but am I going to get an article? No.. because it's so unnecessary. Can we start focusing on the positives so that the world wont seem like an atrocious place to everyone? Do we want our children to grow up to be afraid to go outside? There is always more love than hate, because people are inherently GOOD.

Jamie Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

Turning a blind eye to injustice is not the answer. Ask any German citizen at the end of WW2. Millions of Jews were murdered while others pretended nothing bad was happening.

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Keith Horsey
Community Member
4 years ago

Absurdly beautiful skin tone and woman!

Socially Awkward
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow she's so beautiful!

Kaitlyn Linde
Community Member
4 years ago

She is one of the most striking people I have ever seen!! In a good way!!

Kyla Marie
Community Member
4 years ago

SO beautiful!!!

Lisa-Marie Dhondt
Community Member
4 years ago

That is possibly the most beautiful human being I have éver seen.

Morgan Baade
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely stunning

varwenea
Community Member
4 years ago

Absolutely stunning lady. So beautiful, so unique. What a completion! I bet she'll be gorgeous her entire life too!

Sue Grigg
Community Member
4 years ago

Her skin is beautiful, it looks like black satin.

Gogatine Pf
Community Member
4 years ago

genetic or mother nature are so surprising !!!!!! what a beautiful woman !!!!!!!! why, we : white or black people or asian, etc, do we have such difference of skin color ???? what an amazing mystery !!!!!!

Rogue Angel
Community Member
4 years ago

I think she's beautiful. What amazing skin colour, and it shines like fine dark chocolate. How anyone can tell her to change her gorgeous self is beyond me.

Sarah Welch
Community Member
4 years ago

Her skin has a richness to it. It's not just dark, it has depth. I love it!! She has been blessed with gorgeous skin. It looks healthy, too.

Ulrich Schmitt
Community Member
4 years ago

Its all just surface... pale as snow or dark as coal... i dont give a shit as long you have a heart of gold. Beauty or beast, what counts is that you make this world a better place.

Jamie Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow, you're such a humanitarian! Don't hurt yourself patting yourself on the back. Meanwhile, in the real world, people are cruel and judge others harshly based on nothing more than the color of their skin.

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Margie Lazou
Community Member
4 years ago

Extremely beautiful woman. Up till now, the "Queen of the Night" was Grace Jones, for more than just one reason. Now she has a Warrior heir to the title. Nothing but pure beauty here.

Rookie Rue
Community Member
4 years ago

She is magnificent- as is her skin and more importantly sense of self!

Lorraine Coxon
Community Member
4 years ago

She is one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen! Her skin is PERFECT. She should be everywhere. Love her x

Mike De North
Community Member
4 years ago

She is incredibly beautiful! Absolutely AMAZING!

Valorie Hardesty
Community Member
4 years ago

You dont need me to tell you because you are obviously a strong woman, but you are beautiful!!! Stay you!

Cathy b
Community Member
4 years ago

Wow !!!! Just Wow !!! She is as dark as a piece of ebony wood. Stunning !

Joanna Seyler
Community Member
4 years ago

That Uber driver is a complete moron! She is absolutely beautiful and is probably even more beautiful on the inside which makes her outer beauty shine even more.

Karin Ahrenhold
Community Member
4 years ago

I hope to live to see the day when skin color no longer matters.. she is so beautiful :)

Jamie Hardy
Community Member
4 years ago

Skin color doesn't matter... If only assholes would get the memo.

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Hikari
Community Member
4 years ago

that's some stunning beauty! I'm glad that she doesn't get discouraged by negative comments, cause her beauty is definitely something to adore.

Bonnie Gypsy Riggs Wilson
Community Member
4 years ago

absolutely stunning, her skin is soooo dark it's unreal. so very beautiful. it's hard to look away =)

Blada DeBlejd
Community Member
4 years ago

she looks like she is made of 100% chocolate :-)

Rachel Betancort
Community Member
1 month ago

Wow!! Absolutely breathtaking!

Cheyenne
Community Member
6 months ago

She is pure black magic.

Tracy Ray
Community Member
8 months ago

She is such a beautiful woman. Never defy your greatness or your beauty. Beauty God made.

Ayla Makhoul
Community Member
8 months ago

Beautiful skin color don’t let those ignorant people bother you!

Beast
Community Member
9 months ago

she's beautiful!!!😲😲

Rouham Yamout
Community Member
10 months ago

Her skin has the color of love. Her beauty inspires souls. this lady makes the world a better place.

Tina Viers
Community Member
1 year ago

This woman is a GODDESS. Her skin is absolutely flawless!!! So glad she didn't listen to that idiot Uber driver. She is perfection in the flesh!!! I have seen so much of her work, and it's all impeccable! I can't wait to see what the future holds for her. I think God personally chiseled her image. Keep being amazing. And be proud! So beautiful!

Vilchez Tom
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow, racust much? Ugly inside and out.

Doreen Moteka Mthembu
Community Member
1 year ago

There's a saying out there: "Give advise when asked for it or when it is a matter of life and death!"

Patrick Nesbit
Community Member
1 year ago

She is most elegant and beautiful. Can not understand how someone could be so cruel and mean to someone so statuesque. Beauty comes in so many wonderful shapes and flavors. As the saying goes the darker the berry the sweeter the juice. She proves this with her friendly, resilient approach to life.

Lydia Kravitz
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1 year ago

She’s like living obsidian

Linda Tapler
Community Member
2 years ago

First of all, the uber driver did not tell her to bleach her skin. He ASKED her if she'd ever thought about it which she had replied that at one time she did think about it. Watch her interview with harry connick jr..... they discuss it. Just goes to show you how the media twists things. And nya is a beauty. I'm glad she embraced her color. A good lesson for all young women today who are so determined to change everything about themselves

HB Bee
Community Member
2 years ago

THE DARKER THE BERRY, THE SWEETER THE JUICE!

Kris Metzger
Community Member
2 years ago

niggger

Kris Metzger
Community Member
2 years ago

Yuck nigger go lighter uuugh

Woody Woodward
Community Member
2 years ago

Obsidian Queen... GORGEOUS!!! :-O

Matt Siverd
Community Member
2 years ago

She's simply beautiful.

Julia Murphy
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful, incredible skin. Stunning woman.

Chadeaux Katt
Community Member
2 years ago

Yes, she's beautiful. I just don't think there was ever an Uber driver offer. Just a PR reason to write an article.

Pacifico Fernandez
Community Member
2 years ago (edited)

Since when it was good idea to listen to uber drivers?

Nariah Wilkins
Community Member
2 years ago

She should her skin is way too dark. I'm not being racist. Just imagine the bullying she went through as a child. I'm trying to help her not be mean. Jk she is beautiful! 👩🏿

Karen Ebert
Community Member
2 years ago

she is what god made her he makes everyone n everything beautiful

Angie Daley
Community Member
2 years ago

I would pay money to see her cosplay a Drow from D&D. She is so absolutely stunning and the race in D&D is known for their beauty. drow-5d9f7...ecccb3.jpg drow-5d9f7b7ecccb3.jpg

SalvadorDali22
Community Member
2 years ago

I like the stark contrast between the dark of the skin and its shiny reflections. Really surreal and mesmerizing.

Geoffrey Holland
Community Member
2 years ago

Who cares what some ignorant Uber driver thinks of her?

Jeff Runnings
Community Member
2 years ago

she is beautiful

Charles Corey
Community Member
2 years ago

I dated a girl in the Philipines just before flying home to white new england--been looking for another for 50 years. She was so shiny black and moved like a black panther- so elegant. I breathed her looks-can you tell she affected me. I think that is where my love of armpits came from.- She had very short hair kinky hair on her head and that was it- all skin-and pink bits. PERFECTION.

Sheila Rowland
Community Member
2 years ago

She is so beautiful. Certainly the Queen of Dark.

Darrell E
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't understand people. Nyakim is remarkably beautiful. The fashion photos of her in the article above are stand-out. If you were flipping through a fashion magazine, a photo of her is where you would stop and think "Wow!"

Rick Dawson
Community Member
2 years ago

I think she's pretty, and interesting at the same time. What I don't believe is that we need to hear the opinions of every Uber driver.

Jason Stanidge
Community Member
2 years ago

I don't find dark skin attractive. But it certainly has its biological advantages for climates near the equator where tribes don't cover themselves up from the intense sun.

pamela nichols
Community Member
2 years ago

She is gorgeous. I wish I had her coloring, I'm jealous to be such a blah african american.

Patricia Lakin
Community Member
2 years ago

So beautiful <3

Hubert Bailey
Community Member
2 years ago

Ooooh how the hjman mj d can forget. During the brutal enslavement of my ancestors friend that was the shade of black of most of them. My grand mother was so Black and beautiful until her skin would shine.

Casey McAlister
Community Member
2 years ago

wow, she's so beautiful!

Olivia Masterson
Community Member
2 years ago

I am classified as white, but I can say this in all honesty...she is BEAUTIFUL!

Marjolaine Richard
Community Member
2 years ago

She is beautiful!

Don Mackenzie
Community Member
2 years ago

She is stunning!!!!!!!!!!!

Beverly Barkan Mandel
Community Member
2 years ago

Many years ago at a swap meet, there was a woman selling African clothes, masks and statues. She was the darkest person I had ever seen. Her skin glowed and appeared perfect in every way. I didn't want to stare, but I was captivated. She was beyond beautiful and so is Nyakim.

Dan Shan
Community Member
2 years ago

She is beautiful. I new a young woman from Nigeria that was that dark. In person it is even more striking.

Rigu Fato
Community Member
2 years ago

beautiful

DY Furlin
Community Member
2 years ago

Gorgeous! Don't change a thing, it's to be celebrated, as she is doing!

DY Furlin
Community Member
2 years ago

A beautiful lady. Don't change a thing, it's to be celebrated, as she is doing!

Kat Gardner
Community Member
2 years ago

This is a singularly beautiful young lady. Power on, dear. You are *definitely* someone worth keeping an eye on for future impact in our world!!

Jinjee Garrick
Community Member
2 years ago

Magical!

DONALD HEISE
Community Member
2 years ago

She is absolutely beautiful and I'm so happy that she loves herself she has nothing to be ashamed of

Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

I love her flawless and blemish free complexion. I am proud of my tone as an african american, but i wish I had skin as smooth as hers.

Ana
Community Member
2 years ago

I've never seen anyone with skin that dark, even as an african american myself. she is truly unique. I appreciate my skin tone but i wish mine was as flawless and blemish free like hers.

Candi Williams
Community Member
2 years ago

My comment/ opinions come from my core. I’m deeply deeply ashamed but I know that I am entitled to my opinions. I believe that black people, especially women are the true human beings of this earth. White people come from off planet. White peoples are 100% Alien. Only black people are really human.

Kushalappa K
Community Member
2 years ago

Absolutely Stunning and Gorgeous

Stefi Randt - Davis
Community Member
2 years ago

i hope she told that driver to go do one, she looks great as she is, there is nothing wrong with the skin color a person is born with, were all humans, its about time everyone treats each other with respect

Stacy Meyer
Community Member
2 years ago

She is one of the most beautiful women I've ever seen.

Dan Watson
Community Member
2 years ago

I would make her my queen!

Ralph Brogdon
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful!

Carlton Lpa
Community Member
2 years ago

She is absolutely gorgeous!!! Sister should not change a thing. She is living art...kissed by the Lord!

David Rtc-ministries
Community Member
2 years ago

An Uber Driver???????!!!!!!!!!!! Wow, it sounds like the end of the world!... whatever... now let's sip out lattes and congratulate ourselves on how enlightened and bask in cheap self righteousness as to how accepting we are of diversity... Really?

David Rtc-ministries
Community Member
2 years ago

An Uber Driver?????!!!!!!!!!! Wow, it sounds like the end of the world! ... whatever...

George Arndt
Community Member
2 years ago

All our ancesters had dark skin. It's still a matter of debate why some of us evolved ligher skin. Imagine another reality where everyone was black.

DrCheryl Oz
Community Member
2 years ago

This woman is incredibly beautiful! I have never seen her skin-tone (hue); it is so perfect!!

sibulele Ntloko
Community Member
2 years ago

I love her she's fucking amazing 😭😭

Pamela Dishman-Owens
Community Member
2 years ago

BEAUTIFUL! Deliciously chocolatey.

Carina Tan
Community Member
2 years ago

Very unique, elegant, pretty n out of this world All I can say is girl U are indeed beautiful 😍

Rafael Alfonso
Community Member
2 years ago

Look at art and archeology books and you'll see her for the Goddess she is. This is the color of Kali, the color of every Black Madonna you find in Europe. She is right, she is magical. <3

Waqitos
Community Member
2 years ago

Speechless, this is out of this world kind of beauty.

Dale Wisely
Community Member
2 years ago

Beautiful! But so hard to photograph. If a thing doesn't either emit light or reflect it, it's hard to capture with a camera. A black colleague of mine said that if someone invented a camera that would allow good pictures of very dark-skinned people, they'd make a zillion dollars.

Klarita Read
Community Member
2 years ago

Totally stunning

Susanne Alexander
Community Member
2 years ago

She is So BREATHTAKINGLY BEAUTIFUL!!! Her skin color is truly ELEGANT and MAGICAL. Looking at her is like looking at a Nubian goddess come to life . I would cast her as the Real Storm Aurora in X-Men. I could picture her tall dark and beautiful with flying white here controlling the weather with her Delicious Velvety Fudge Complexion. She’s not just the “Queen Of Darkness” SHE’S AN ANGEL OF COLOR”!!!

Lamonte Rogers
Community Member
2 years ago

Her skin is so rich.