Khoudia Diop,19, dark, mysterious, beautiful and a successful fashion cum role model – a lesson in standing up to bullies

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Khoudia Diop is a 19-year-old from Senegal who has faced bullying throughout her life simply because of the color of her skin.

“I was picked on by other kids, when I was a bit younger because [of the darkness] of my skin tone,” she told The Huffington Post. “But this is something that is actually quite normal in Senegal. 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!”diop

“As I grew, I learned to love myself more every day, and not pay attention to the negative people”

“If you’re lucky enough to be different, don’t ever change”

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“One of my goals is to make all my dark-skinned sisters out there laugh at those with their “beauty standards”

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Khoudia only started modelling 2 years ago when she was just 17, but she already has over 235k followers on Instagram

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