As an international movie star and beauty icon, Priyanka Chopra models for countless brands (see: her amazing Pantene campaign). However, there's one beauty product that she wishes she'd reconsidered endorsing.
Nyakim Gatwech is a model from South Sudan living in Minnesota. Recently on Instagram, she shared a story about her dark skin. “I was [asked by] my uber driver the other day… ‘don’t take this offensive but if you were given 10 thousand dollars would you bleach your skin for that amount?’ I couldn’t even respond I started laughing so hard. Than he said so that a no and I was like hell to the f*king yeah that a no, why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God bless with me,” she wrote.
The 25-year-old has hit back at her haters in a Facebook Live video where she talks about skin bleaching during a bizarre 21-minute rant.
Lil Kim looks nothing like her 1998 pre-surgery self anymore. “I can’t imagine she got these types of results from a lightening cream like hydroquinone.” For those who aren’t familiar with the scarily developed world of skin whitening, hydroquinone is the most common ingredient.
Emma Watson appears in a 2013 ad for a Lancome skin-whitening cream — and her fans are outraged, with one tweet calling her “an advocate for skin lightening.”