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Girl Was Bullied For Her Incredibly Dark Skin, Now She Became A Model And Internet Sensation

Published 6 months ago

With internet trolls lurking on every corner, getting your pictures posted online can become a disaster for your self-esteem. But for Khoudia Diop, an incredibly dark-skinned 19-year-old Senegalese model, it actually worked the other way around.

The Paris-based model calls herself “Melanin Goddess” and she’s blowing up the internet with her pictures that could almost seem retouched because of her amazingly rich skin tone.

I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” Khoudia told Daily Mail. “And now even online sometimes, people will make comments. Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies. As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people.”

Khoudia started modeling when she was 17, and now she already has over 235,000 followers on Instagram. To make the most of her situation, she’s spreading the message to embrace the different, saying “If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.

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“I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” says 19-year-old model Khoudia Diop

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“And now even online sometimes, people will make comments”

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“Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies”

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“They nicknamed me darky, daughter of the night”

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“As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people”

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“The message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesn’t matter, as long as you feel beautiful inside”

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“One of my goals is to make all my dark-skinned sisters out there laugh at those with their “beauty standards”

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Khoudia only started modelling 2 years ago when she was just 17, but she already has over 235k followers on Instagram

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“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change”

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For more inspiration to embrace your differences, check out these models showing off their incredible afro hairstyles.

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