Queen of dark, Nyakim Gatwech
Sudanese model Nyakim Gatwech is now called the Queen of Dark.Nyakim Gatwech/Instagram

We live in a world where people are obsessed with white skins as attested by a barrage of whitening treatments and creams in the market. A large majority use different photo editing apps and filters to enhance the skin colour in photos. Now, a Sudanese model has emerged as odd one out and has become an Internet sensation, thanks to her dark colour.

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Nyakim Gatwech, who is proud of her natural dark complexion, shares her snaps on Instagram account. She is followed by more than 65,000 users. She  is now called the Queen of Dark.

The 24-year-old has shared her excitement over the immense support she gets from people across the globe. "So my new nickname is Queen of the Dark and I love it I'm so thankful and grateful to all the amazing people showing me love and support and writing such powerful articles about me.. we are all beautiful in whatever shade of skin color God create us in. So why should the be dark bad? Embrace and love who you are and world would as well!! [sic]," Gatwech posted on Instagram.

Many netizens have good words for her and the skin tone. "I love your skin color, true melanin," a follower of Gatwech commented. "You are Queen of the light for your people. Never stop shining," said another.

Meanwhile, the model also has an answer for the favourite thing about her skin.

Besides the fact that no matter how much coconut oil I have to put on my skin, I'm still ashy . I love every apart it, I love the fact my skin is unique and that my whole skin is one tone, and finally how soft my skin is. How can you not love putting on coconut oil on your skin every couple hours

Check out the photos and videos of Nyakim Gatwech here: