Top 10 Inspiring models who have challenged beauty standards

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9. Nyakim Gatwech


Born in South Sudan, Nyakim Gatwech has been an inspirational figure to many. With more than 208K followers on Instagram, the dubbed ‘Queen of Dark” uses it to post about body positivity and encourages fans to embrace their bodies and skin color and self acceptance.

Back in March, she talked about how during an Uber ride, her driver asked: “Don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars, would you bleach your skin for that amount?” To which she replied, laughing hard, “Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God bless with me?” She also added, “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.”

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