- @elimieralanegra is a dark skin model who has recently shared her story
- The young model shared her experience online after she was rejected by modeling agencies over lack of gigs for dark skin models
- @elimieralanegra posted stunning images of herself along with her story
- Her tweet has erupted a discourse about discrimination against dark skin models in the industry
Our Manifesto: This is what YEN.com.gh believes in
A social media model with Twitter name @elimieralanegra has erupted conversations around her dark skin and a broader discourse about racism in the modelling industry.
The beautiful dark skin model evoked massive support from followers on her Twitter thread when she shared her experience as a dark skin model.
Following @elimieralanegra's tweet, a mixed wave of motivational together with tweets condemning the stereotyping and discrimination against her have flooded the thread beneath her post.
The modelling industry can be a pretty harsh space for dark skin models not just because of the rigorous beauty standards but also the discrimination most of them experience.
@elimieralanegra indicated in her recent tweet that her skin color became a subject when she posted that: ''appreciation post for myself because the 4th modeling agency this week told me they were no longer in need of darker skinned models atm & not making height exceptions at the time.''
@elimieralanegra, who has also been inspiring people to embrace their differences has won the internet with her beautiful pictures that have been earning her support.
''Their loss, the fashion/modeling industry is racist and only interested in tokenism. You don't need me to tell you how beautiful you are but push on follow your dream,''@Jason50795366 said in response to @elimieralanegra's tweet.
"No longer in need of darker-skinned models atm" that basically sums up modelling agencies. They hire people of colour simply so they're not accused of being undiverse, when they should be appreciating the fact that this lady is absolutely gorgeous,''@Isabel_394 also said.
@rizneige wrote: ''When it has been said darkskin is a trend on the internet and a business. So mad for you girl, you're beautiful Heart suit Remember when some thought you were doing blackface omg. All my blessings.''
@noeram2000 noted that she couldn't resist @elimieralanegra's beauty but to draw her.
''Okay, listen to me, she is so beautiful that I had to draw her. Loudly crying faceSparkles.''
In other stories, YEN.com.gh previously reported that Nana Yaw Flowking, a proud Ghanaian young man has inspired many with his unique story.
After years of hawking yogurt on the streets, Nana Yaw used life’s bitter lemons offered him to change his fate. The young man who once sold icecream to earn a living shared his inspirational 'rags to riches' story on Facebook.
Nana Yaw Flowking, indicated that after years of hawking ice cream on the streets to support himself, he overcame the odds and has now left the country making better gains abroad.
Faces of Ghana: Ghana’s 1st Female Police Bemoans High Rate of Police Indiscipline | #Yencomgh
Enjoyed reading our story? Download YEN's news app on Google Play now and stay up-to-date with major Ghana news!
Your stories and photos are always welcome. Get interactive via our Facebook page.