As a child, Senegalese model Khoudia Diop was bullied for her dark skin. Now, she’s a hugely successful model, using her internet fame to inspire other women to love the things that make them different. Diop, who proudly calls herself the ‘Melanin Goddess’, has taken Instagram by storm with her stunning photos, she has also bagged modelling contracts that do not adhere to the concepts of ‘fair’ beauty.
In a recent interview, Diop shared a sad experience of being bullied all through her growing years because of her colour. But spoken like a true diva, Diop told Daily Mail Online, “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, which helped a lot.” “One of my goals is to make all my darkskinned sisters out there laugh at those mf with their ‘beauty standards’ they’re nobody noooobody to tell you how you should look. Start glowing queen,” she wrote on her Facebook page.
With over 2,60,000 followers on her Instagram page, she uses her page to fight against colour prejudices. She rose to fame after her pictures shot for the Colored campaign, a platform that celebrates different skin shades went viral. People have been amazed by her confidence and certainly charmed by her radiant smile. As a thriving model Diop feels, “We need more women of color in fashion period,” the Daily mail report added.