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Teen Bullied For Stunning Skin Tone, Becomes Model And Takes Instagram By Storm.

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Khoudio Diop is only 19-years-old, but is already making waves in the modeling community for the best reason. Growing up, Diop was bullied for her incredibly dark skin tone, but she’s responded to the criticism by embracing her differences and loving herself anyway.

Diop started modeling two years ago, and in that short time she has amassed quite the following on Instagram. While there are always naysayers that try to bring her down, the positive response from the world overwhelms the haters at every turn. Check out her story in the photos below.

1. “I was teased a lot growing up, because of my skin tone.”

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