South Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech, also known as the Queen of the Dark, is taking the fashion world by storm while challenging stereotypes about skin color and conventional beauty through her Instagram posts, magazine covers and photo shoots alike.
The 24-year-old beauty is proud of her skin color, saying “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors,” under one of her social media posts. She simply laughs off the weird comments and questions she gets, such as an Uber driver suggesting she try ‘bleaching’ her skin and a cabbie asking her if she would change her skin color for money. “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin,” Gatwech says.