Senegalese model Khoudia Diop (known as “melaniin.goddess on Instagram) has become a viral sensation.
She has over 327k followers, thousands of shares across social media platforms and her page is full of comments from people that are calling her an inspiration.
Her pictures can be seen under self-love oriented hashtags like #melaninpoppin, #blackamazing, and #blackgirlmagic.
Khoudia is confident and radiates beauty in each shot. In an interview with the Daily Mail, she said that despite the negative comments, she loves the skin that she’s in.
“Growing up, I faced it by confronting the bullies. As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people, which helped a lot.” – Khoudia Diop, Daily Mail
As she skyrocketed to fame, she explained that she endured racist bullying but chooses to focus on positivity more than ever.
Now she’s working with The Colored Girl, a brand known for “beautifully disrupting the status quo” with campaigns that highlight women from all walks of life. She is also also pursuing a degree program in Paris and studying full-time.
The Colored Girl Inc. told sources that when they discovered her, she only had 100 followers and after the campaign, she gained 100k followers in less than a month.
“I want to inspire young girls and let them know that we are all goddesses inside and out” she told The Daily Mail.
‘The message I have for my sisters is that how you look doesn’t matter as long as you feel beautiful inside”, she added.