They have gone viral for their effort and unique beauty.
Currently, the movement for diversity and against racism has captured attention around the world and reached a leading place. Thanks to this movement we have been able to begin to see how beauty paradigms were not the best or the healthiest.
Thanks to this new normality, we have had beauties with less slim silhouettes and with skins other than white. Women like Beyoncé, Kim Kardashian, Naomi Campbell or Jourdan Dunn have been successful in their careers by breaking stereotypes.
Now here we present you 5 models that also stand out for going against the beauty standards that have reigned for so long in the world and that have become renowned for their great work in the world of catwalks.
1. Nyakim Gatwech
The parents of Nyakim Gatwech lived in Maiwut., South Sudan, before fleeing South Sudan’s civil war to Gambela, Ethiopia, where Nyakim was born. From there, they emigrated to Kenya, in camps for refugees where they resided, until finally emigrating to the United States, when she was 14 years old.
Originally based in Buffalo, New York, Nyakim later moved to Minneapolis, Minnesota. She has stated that although she has never been to South Sudan, she considers herself a South Sudanese . She began her career as a model after participating in a fashion show at St. Cloud State University. She has appeared in promotional posters for the 2017 film Jigsaw.
2. Lola Chuil
Lola Chuil is a 16-year-old girl from New York, who has become an influencer on Instagram for her posts, where she has been classified as the most beautiful “dark-colored Barbie” in the whole world.
In addition, the model not only shows off her spectacular body and face on her social networks, but also takes advantage of her fame to give encouraging messages to young people. Her advice is «no matter the color of your skin, fight for your dreams no matter the obstacles, but above all, always be yourself.
3. Amilna Estevao
Estevão was discovered in Angola by the ‘Da Banda Model Management’ agency , where she won the ‘Elite Model Look Angola 2013’ . She became the first black female finalist to reach the Top 3 spot in the 2013 edition of the competition. She then signed with Elite Worldwide and debuted in the F/W 2015 fashion week season, most notably walking for Prada, Fendi, Balenciaga, Alexander Wang, and Moschino. Later that year, she walked for Prabal Gurung, Gucci, Kenzo, Burberry Prorsum, Givenchy, Alberta Ferretti, Lanvin, and Bottega Veneta, among others.
4. Ataui Deng
She came to San Antonio at the age of 12. Four years later she signed with the Trump modeling agency and moved to New York. She debuted as a runway model in September 2008 for the Jeremy Laing, Kai Kuhne, L’Wren Scott, Proenza Schouler and Zac Posen spring shows in New York. She was filmed by Jeremy Kost backstage at the Zac Posen show for New York magazine. She skipped European fashion weeks in 2008 to finish high school in Texas. She appeared in Teen Vogue several times. She has also been photographed by Tibi Clenci.
5. Adwoa Aboah
Aboah has modeled for Calvin Klein, Fendi, DKNY, Alexander Wang, Theory, H&M, Aldo, Versus (Versace), Topshop, Fenty x Puma, Kenzo, Simone Rocha and Erdem among others. She was previously signed to ‘The Lions’ , but sued the agency for damages after they allegedly withheld $190,000 of her earnings.
Outside of modeling, Aboah had done a few short films and music videos and in 2017 landed her first Hollywood role as Lia in the Hollywood adaptation of Japanese manga ‘Ghost in the Shell’ in 2017.
Beauty has no color, no skin tone!
Sudanese model “Nyakim Gatwech” enters Guinness with her darkest skin tone on the planet!
Do you know models who are breaking the mold like them? Share this note with your friends, beauty does not have to be what we have become accustomed to.