Stunning black model who was labeled ‘darky’ and ‘daughter of the night’ by racist bullies tells how she overcame their hatred
A black model who has taken Instagram by storm said she was bullied growing up because of her skin color.
Khoudia Diop, 19, who also calls herself ‘Melanin Goddess’, said she was ‘teased a lot’ growing up and still gets negative comments online now.
The Senegalese rising star, who lives in New York, told Daily Mail Online that she used to face up to bullies by confronting them but now she prefers to ‘not pay attention’ to negativity and focuses on learning to ‘love myself more every day’.
Khoudia, who has more than 220,000 followers on Instagram, many accumulated in recent weeks, was born in Senegal and moved to France when she was 15.
She said: ‘I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone. By other kids, and now even online sometimes, people will make comments.