See why this 19-year-old model is our #WCW
19-year-old Khoudia Diop is a Senegalese teen who’s been bullied throughout her life just because of her skin color. “I was picked on by other kids because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she told The Huffington Post. “It’s not a nice feeling and I’ve had to learn to love myself more every day and tune out the negativity, which helps a lot!”
And at 17, the skin tone that she was teased for got her hired as a professional model! Khoudia now splits her time between Paris and New York City, where she’s thriving as a top model and is also enrolled as a full-time college student!
But for Khoudia, who now has close to 300,000 Instagram followers, it’s not about having the last laugh against her bullies; it’s about making a difference in the lives of others. “I want to inspire young girls and let them know that we are all goddesses inside and out,” she says. “The message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesn’t matter as long as you feel beautiful inside.”
Such an important message, and one we strive to share with you every day here at YSBnow. Go Khoudia!