Nyakim Gatwech is one of the most famous Instagram models of today. The significance of this model is hugely important in the modern world. She has proven that the color of the skin has no meaning and that we are all equal. This is the reason why many young black girls look up to her.
Even though she is only 24, she is already paving her way in the modeling industry. Born in Ethiopia, her childhood was not easy. Her family had to move very often because of the conflicts within the country. Being a refugee has been one of the most important factors which influenced Nyakim’s life. Eventually, her family immigrated to Buffalo, New York, and she had to adjust to the different way of life.
She opened up about her self-esteem in an interview with CBS News. She said “I was fine with my self-esteem and I started being torn down by society, and I started looking at myself.”
She worked on her confidence and self-love when she was in high school and college. During those times, she learned to be proud of herself and to love every aspect of her looks. All of it led to her getting into modeling.
Today, Nyakim Gatwech has 688,000 followers and net worth of 4 million dollars. She does many campaigns for the famous companies like Fashion Nova. More importantly, through her work, she promotes body positivity and self-acceptance. On the top of that, she is a role model for young girls all around the world.
Gatwech talked about her impact and her relationship with her niece with whom she is very close.
“She is black girl [excellence], she is me and I am her. My beautiful niece is the reason I do what I do so she doesn’t look at herself in the mirror and see anything else but beauty. In a world that tries every day to tell us we’re not the beauty standard, I remind her and all the little black girls out there that they are drop-dead gorgeous, intelligent, brave outstanding and much more.”
It is clear that this young girl is a necessary figure in our society. Not only does she promote positivity, but she also encourages young girls to be themselves and to keep on dreaming and achieving their goals.