Courtesy of Essence

“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change.”

560: Khoudia Diop

Fashion Model and Actress

Born: 31 December 1996, Senegal

Khoudia has been noted for her beautifully dark complexion that makes her standout from the rest of the modeling world.

She was teased as a child for her dark appearance, but she embraced her skin by nicknaming herself the “Melanin Goddess.”

Khoudia has spoken on being pressured into using skin bleaching products by the fashion industry but she refused to do so.