Her name is Khoudia Diop. And no, it is no body paint, she is that dark, very dark, charcoal dark, ebony, darker than Alek Wek… and still rocking it!
It is really amazing to have Africans in the international spotlight who are truly black and proud in every sense of the word.
The first step in appreciating life is learning to love and accept yourself for you are and in whatever package God has made you.
Khoudia Diop is a Senegalese model who is taking the modelling scene by storm, thanks to her priceless ebony complexion and a stunning physique.
Celebrating the likes of Khoudia Diop who has remained as African-dark as she was from birth brings us to the bleaching tendencies in Africa.
The “Melanin Goddess,” like she is popularly called, is a real life example and reason why all Africans should be confident and comfortable in their skin.
The dark skin has a high level of melanin which protects the skin from damages from ultraviolet rays of the sun. The darker the skin, the higher the melanin. The more the skin is bleached, the higher chances of being exposed to health hazards like skin cancers.
The beautiful and absolutely gorgeous Khoudia Diop is not just the typical runway or media model, she has most importantly become the model of the original African beauty as far as skin tone is concerned.
Other top international personalities who are making bold statements with their skin tones include: Djimon Hounsoun, Nykhor Paul, Lupita Nyong’o and Alek Wek.
Perhaps Nykhor and Alek who are top international models would not have gone that far if not for their dark complexion. Nevertheless, Djimon and Lupita who are actors have as well proven that success comes from the talent within and not what people see on the outside.