Love they say is a beautiful thing. Nyakim Gatwech, the lady who has got the ‘darkest’ skin in the world is dating the whitest guy.
According to sources close to them, their love is termed as ‘Black & White’ kind of love and they are super amazing.
The boyfriend who also resides in the same South Sudan with her is said to be madly in love with Nyakim Gatwech.
We are very happy she’s found love in her opposite complexion.
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Nyakim’s dark skin is a pride to many Africans.
Already, she’s modeled for fashion notables, including Calvin Klein, Fashion Nova, Aldo, and Cosmopolitan.
According to the 26-year-old model, she first had her appetite for fashion and modeling ignited while in the Kenyan camp. There, she perused fashion magazines and watched “America’s Next Top Model.”
Gatwech’s initial university experience wasn’t pleasant as course mates and other school mates shunned her company, claiming she was ‘dirty’. She even encountered an Uber driver who asked if she would bleach her skin for $10,000 but she turned him down.
Her elder sister had warned of the disastrous effects of bleaching, having come to the U.S. earlier and succumbed to the pressure to bleach, only to find out it cost money and health to maintain the bleached skin.
“I was [asked by] my Uber driver the other day, he said, ‘Don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars would you bleach your skin for that amount?’” the goddess wrote on Instagram.
“I couldn’t even respond I started laughing so hard.”
“[Then] he said, ‘So that a no’ and I was like hell to the f*king yeah [that’s] no. Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God [blessed] me with,” she added.
Having come into her own, the Fenty Beauty model said that on rough days, she reads her DMs and even takes screenshots of some of them.
“I don’t want the industry to think [Black models] are trending. This isn’t just a hashtag that’s going to last for a certain amount of time. When this ‘trend’ passes, I’m still going to be this dark, and I want to be able to have opportunities to work. It’s up to us to put ourselves out there and remind the industry, and otherwise, that we aren’t going anywhere,” she said.
Emerging as an advocate for diversity in the fashion industry, Gatwech proclaims “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.”
Her life is just an adorable one.