When model Nyakim Gatwech was in middle school, she cried herself to sleep thinking she wasn't beautiful enough. Now, the 24 year old South Sudanese model has become an icon of beauty and an inspiration to young women everywhere: "It takes time to love who you are. Be confident in whatever the situation is," Nyakim said in an interview with Teen Vogue, "If you love yourself other people will see. It will shine through you and then they have the choice to accept you or walk away." Nyakim went viral after posting a story of her interaction with an Uber driver on Instagram. When the Uber driver asked her if she would bleach her skin for $10,000, Nyakim laughed it off. "I would never do that. I consider my skin to be a blessing," she told him. Ever since, Nyakim has been nicknamed the "Queen of the Dark" by her fans and has proven her royalty in her fierce photos and motivational captions. Nyakim has become a woman that little girls look up to when, they too, are in search of self-love.