Uber Driver Tells Model Known As ‘Queen Of The Dark’ To Bleach Her Skin

Meet Nyakim Gatwech, the trailblazing model of South Sudanese descent who is revolutionizing the fashion world and challenging traditional beauty standards.

Known affectionately as the “Queen of the Dark” — a title she wholeheartedly embraces — Nyakim has become a beacon of empowerment and a vocal advocate for embracing one’s real beauty, regardless of skin tone.

Residing in Los Angeles and New York, this African American model uses her platform to teach people the beauty of darkness and to stand firm against societal beauty standards.

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A symbol of strength and elegance


At 31 years old, Nyakim Gatwech is not just a fashion icon; she’s a proud representative of her heritage and an inspiration to many for her unapologetic celebration of her melanin-rich skin.

She boldly declares on Instagram, “My chocolate is elegant. So is what I represent… A nation of warriors.”


Nyakim’s Instagram is a vibrant showcase of her life and work, attracting thousands of likes and an ever-growing follower base who admire her confidence and message.

Each post is more than just a photo; it’s a statement of defiance against conventional beauty standards and a lesson in self-love.

Challenging beauty norms

Nyakim’s journey has not been without challenges. She recounts a particularly striking incident where an Uber driver suggested she should bleach her skin. Undeterred, Nyakim responded with laughter, showcasing her resilience and ability to rise above ignorance.

She reflects on the encounter by saying, “You won’t believe the kind of questions I get and the kind of looks I get for having this skin.” 

More than a model

Nyakim Gatwech’s influence extends beyond the fashion industry; she is a formidable advocate for Black rights and diversity. Embracing the nickname “Queen of Darkness,” she turns what could have been a derogatory remark into a crown of honor.

She passionately states, “Black is bold, black is beautiful, black is gold… Don’t let American standards damage your African soul.”

This powerful declaration is a call to action for all to love and accept their skin color and heritage, a message that resonates deeply in today’s global discourse on race and beauty.

“You are beyond beautiful and the love I have for you is unconditional because you are me,” she wrote.

“Let’s show the world how beautiful and intelligent we are apart from just being dark-skinned.”

Her stunning looks and uplifting message have made her a viral sensation — she currently has almost a million followers on Instagram.

“My skin absorbs the suns rays and my hair defies gravity,” she says. “Now you can’t tell me I’m not magical!”

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