She's hotter than the haters
I’m quite partial to the look of the Senegalese, who often have big eyes and even bigger smiles and pristine, airbrushed looking skin. Yeah, it’s mostly jealousy.
Khoudia Diop lives in France, was born in Brooklyn, and is of Senegalese descent. And she has some of the darkest skin you will ever lay eyes upon. Since most of the world prizes lighter skin—with skin whitening products making BILLIONS of people’s desire to look more Caucasian—it’s pretty obvious that Khoudia would be teased as a child because of it.
But this gorgeous lady is showing up her tormentors and is being embraced for what other deem ugly.
Kids are Jerks
At just 19-years-old, Khoudia’s handle is now “Melanin Goddess,” and the internet is going crazy for her rich skin tone.
“I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” Khoudia told the Daily Mail. “And now even online sometimes, people will make comments. Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies.”
She’s more than a fashion statement
She wrote on Facebook: “One of my goals is to make all my dark-skinned sisters out there laugh at those with their ‘beauty standards’ they’re nobody noooobody to tell you how you should look. Start glowing queen.”
The world needs thousands of more Khoudias to let young girls and boys everywhere know that different is amazing, not something to be ashamed of.
Leaving Them in the Dust
“As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people,” Khoudia told The Daily Mail.
Khoudia was involved in the The Colored Girl campaign, which celebrates women of color and their work.