How Nyakim Gatwech Jumped Over Colorism For a Massive Net Worth.
The stigma of colorism has negatively impacted the self-esteem of many young black girls and women. For one model, her dark skin helped her give birth to a thriving modeling career with a net worth of $9 million.
Nyakim Gatwech, the 24-year old model known as the Queen of the Dark, was born in Ethiopia to South Sudanese parents who were forced to constantly move to different places as refugees due to conflict in the country. When she immigrated to the United States to Buffalo, New York, she had to adjust to a new culture that came with its challenges.
Gatwech moved to Minneapolis as a teenager and remained for high school and college. It was there where she walked with more confidence and blossomed, realizing the beauty in her features. She is now a professional model with more than 688,000 followers on Instagram that love her stunning photoshoots and her dark complexion.