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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
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5 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
5 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
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5 years ago

She looks like a godess!!

Jodi Hillhouse
Community Member
5 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
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5 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
5 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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Jhoa
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 years ago

She looks like a godess!!

Jodi Hillhouse
Community Member
5 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
5 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
5 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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