Khoudia Diop started modeling two years back when was just 17 years old. She was constantly bullied at school due to her incredible dark color and while growing up was called ugly names by kids. But she knew the only thing she could do about it was to ignore the bullies and pay attention to herself and strive to be the best every day. Khoudia, now a famous model has taken Instagram by storm with her jaw dropping beautiful pictures.
She calls herself the ‘Melanin Goddess’ and is said to be the darkest model of Africa. Growing up she had to go through a series of abuses and disgusting comments. Diop, who’s 19 now, says she still gets teased a lot and gets negative comments on her Instagram.
Originally from Senegalese, Diop says she has now learned to ignore the negativity that some people would choose to throw in your life and focus mainly on the good things and the good people in her life.
She said: ‘I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone. By other kids, 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, which helped a lot.’
She moved to France when she was 15 but is currently living in New York City.
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Her Instagram following has grown up to 283k in just a short period of two years and she has made a name for herself in the modeling industry.