This Model, Famous For Her Very Dark Skin Color, Opens Up About Being Bullied as a Child
Once you lay eyes on Khoudia Diop, it’s hard to forget her. The model, a self-proclaimed “Melanin Goddess,” has enjoyed a bumpy ride to the top, having recently found international success in modeling.
We covered Diop once before, but now, in an interview with the Daily Mail, she speaks frankly about what it means to be different and the struggles she faced to get to where she is.
Take a look at her inspirational story and the encouraging words she lives by every day.
Though Khoudia is enjoying success and notoriety now as a globe-trotting model, things weren’t always so easy for her.
Being different, Khoudia drew the attention of bullies when she was a teenager.
I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone, she says.
And now even online sometimes, people will make comments.
But she didn’t take their hurtful comments lying down. She confronted the bullies when they said such things to her such as, “darky, daughter of the night.”
As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people.
The message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesnt matter, as long as you feel beautiful inside.
She’s also hoping that her rise to prominence changes what people view as “normal” beauty.
She says, One of my goals is to make all my dark-skinned sisters out there laugh at those with their ‘beauty standards.’
She sums it all up nicely by saying simply, “If youre lucky enough to be different, dont ever change.
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