Teen Who Was Bullied For Her Incredibly Dark Skin Color Becomes A Model

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19-year-old Senegalese model Khoudia Diop, who calls herself ‘Melanin Goddess,’ has taken Instagram by storm after she participated in a photoshoot for The “Colored” Girl Campaign. The platform was created to celebrate different skin shades and people were mesmerized with Khoudia’s beautifully rich skin tone. While now Khoudia has a following of 264k on Instagram and is pathing her way into the fashion industry, things have not always been so great for her. When she was a teenager, she was often bullied because of her dark skin.

“I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone,” Khoudia, who now lives between Paris and New York, told the 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.” [Continue reading below…]