Minnesota-based Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is taking Instagram and the modeling world by storm. Despite encountering haters like an Uber driver who suggested that she bleach her melanin, Gatwech knows well her pigment is everything.
“You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin,” the 24-year-old said of the Uber driver’s audacity to make such a suggestion.
The up-and-coming fashion model has a viral presence on Instagram of more than 200 thousand followers. In addition to advocating for the Black community in Minneapolis, she regularly posts words of encouragement in the captions of her posts that regularly attract tens of thousands of likes.
“You are beyond beautiful and the love I have for you is unconditional because you are me,” she writes. “Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark skinned.”
And in the caption of another IG photo, Gatwech proclaims: “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors.”
Hail Nyakim Gatwech, dubbed “Queen of the Dark!”
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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