The Senegalese Khoudia Diop has just been chosen by Rihanna to be the new ambassador of the foundation of Fenty Beauty, the brand created by Barbadienne.

Known as “Melanin Goddess” (or “goddess of melanin”) on Instagram, the 22-year-old Senegalese has just been chosen by Fenty Beauty to be the face of their darkest foundation shade. A career accelerator for the 22-year-old model. So, this is a new boost in the career of this young woman who wanted to whiten her skin during her adolescence in Senegal.

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“Sometimes, on the sets of photo shoots, makeup artists do not have the shade that suits me. And it makes me feel as if the industry does not represent me. I do not find that right, because everyone wants to feel represented.”

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Today, she found happiness in #498, one of ten added to the Fenty Beauty line this month on the darkest. If things have not always been easy for Khoudia, her perseverance have paid off. She made herself known to the public in 2016.

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Mannequin by profession, Khoudia Diop today captivates hearts with her natural beauty and skin colour. The Senegalese beauty who commutes between New York and Paris, has for pseudo the goddess of Melanin on Instagram.

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Her particular skin colour attracted attention and she quickly received proposals for work in the fashion industry.

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Khoudia is followed by more than 426,000 followers on Instagram. She also shares pictures with her white boyfriend.

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