The controversy started when Sudanese model Nyakin Gatwech was asked by an Uber driver if she’d ever bleach her skin for ten thousand dollars. The model took to Instagram saying that she couldn’t help, but laugh. The Uber driver asked again and she responded boldly saying “No, Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God blessed me with. ”
The model took to Instagram to express her love for her people and her skin color. Saying in an Instagram post, “A country with people so dark you won’t believe your eyes… Skin so rich and teeth so bright. Gosh, how I love my country, my people and everything that comes with it…”
She also said, “You won’t believe the looks I get for having this skin…” That’s right, you won’t believe the looks she’s getting and it’s not in a bad way either. Nyakin is getting so many looks in the form of 224,000 Instagram followers.
Nyakin your black is beautiful and you define Black Girl Magic. Yes, when we see you, we see nothing but stars and that’s magic. Thanks for being an inspiration to us all and using your social media platform to encourage black queens everywhere. Thanks for defying the laws of color, redefining beauty, destroying racial barriers, and reminding us that black is beautiful.
I’m so inspired by your strength, courage, and confidence.
Your beauty on the inside definitely radiates on the outside.