Nyakim Gatwech is a Sudanese model and she says beauty is not everything and being dark is beautiful too.
Nyakim Gatwech is a South Sudanese-born model, and she’s popularly called “The Queen of Dark” because of how she models in her unique skin color. She took to her Instagram page to talk about beauty.
The 24-year-old model has to be the center of attraction online for her very distinctive dark complexion and for not trying to tone her skin as some would.
Nyakim has shared new photos on Instagram, with an inspirational message.
“in the coming years let’s make sure we teach our young ones to know their worth to know their potential in life to know that they loved no matter what, that beauty isn’t everything that being dark dark skin is beautiful let’s continue breaking down those barriers together let’s our melanin keep popping. Being dark skin is not only popping for now it’s not trend is not for season or a year is for life”
Gatwech was born in Sudan and migrated to the US with the rest of her family while in middle school. Originally settling in Buffalo, New York, she later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. She considered a modelling career after taking part in a fashion show at St. Cloud State University. She has appeared in promotional posters for the 2017.
In an age where people are going after skin brightening and whitening creams, this South Sudanese model is embracing her dark complexion with pride. Her moonshine dark skin earned her the nickname ‘Queen of Dark’ and it just goes to prove that beauty comes in all shades.
Twenty-four-year-old Nyakim Gatwech is as strong as is she beautiful. Along with her gorgeous photos, which she shares with her 89,000-plus followers on Instagram, she also sends out inspirational messages, especially to women who are struggling to be comfortable in their own skin.
In 2017, Gatwech took to Instagram to share her conversation with an Uber driver who asked the model if she would ever consider bleaching her skin. She responded saying:
“I was (asked by) my Uber driver the other day, he said, ‘Don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars would you bleach your skin for that amount?’”, she wrote on Instagram.
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