Because his images display that of a statuesque gentleman with striking features, it’s almost hard to believe Hyun Han Min is only 16-Years-Old.

Min is making history as the first ever Korean-African model!

According to Vogue, the teen was born to a Korean mother and Nigerian father who met in Itaewon, a  neighborhood in Seoul, South Korea, while working in trade.

Han only began modeling last year, after an agency found him on Instagram and arranged a meeting. “We met in Itaewon, actually, at Holly’s coffee shop,” he recalls. “They had me walk there; I walked, and the moment they saw me move, they signed me.” Where most Korean models go through a rigorous training system, he is entirely self-taught, having watched YouTube videos to learn how to stride. 

“Because my skin is different, some designers and brands won’t really use me,” he says. “But rather than leaving, I want to work harder—being Han Hyun Min and building my own unique charm is important to me.”

 

Read Vogue’s entire article on Hyun Min here

A popular Youtuber is also an Instagram sensation, thanks to her youthful beauty and the flawless beauty of her  daughters. Visiting Kienya Booker’s Instagram for the first time, you’ll wonder who’s the mom!

Peep a few of their photos below!

 

#meandmygirls #mysquad ❤️️❤️️💕#motherdaughter @kaay.s_ @koliieya.s

A photo posted by Kienya Booker (@kienyabooker) on

In case you’re wondering who the mom is…

In love with this #kinkyhair ❤️ @kinkistryhair

A photo posted by Kienya Booker (@kienyabooker) on

If you look up “Melanin Goddess” in the dictionary, I’m convinced Khoudia Diop,’s image would be featured as the defining example. This stunning 19-year-old has been turning heads for quite some time, since her Instagram popularity. Now, the native of Senegal who is now living in NYC is becoming one of the industry’s hottest modeling sensations, thanks to her angelic face and gorgeous skin tone.

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It wasn’t all love for the model back in the early days. According to Daily Mail, Diop was bullied as a child for her skin tone.

“I used to face up to bullies by confronting them. Now, I prefer not pay attention to negativity and focus on learning to ‘love myself more every day”, she tells Dail Mail.

She still gets negative comments about her skin tone now, especially online.

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I have this feeling that this beauty’s confidence will knock all the haters down like dominos.

Kiop has been modeling for two years since her Instagram blowuptuism. She currently has over 220,000 followers.

FOLLOW HER!

 

Remember the disaster of a hairstyle onThe Today Show’ done by guest beauty expert, Deepica Mutyala?

Well, I guess with all the criticism Deepica has faced, she’s reached out to some natural-haired sistahs to help get her RIGHT TOGETHER! The thing I love about this video you’re about to watch is Deepica’s transparency and eagerness to learn about black women’s natural hair. She admitted that she didn’t know much about our hair and without being harsh, the natural-haired beauties shared their wisdom and personal experiences with their hair.

I was pleasantly surprised to see the model whose hair Deepica messed ALL THE WAY up on ‘The Today Show’. How cute was it for her to get revenge by creating the “hairstyle” Deepica did for her on national television?!

 

Imagine being a hair model on national television…
Imagine walking into the studio with your near-perfect hairdo…
Now imagine your hairdo practically ruined by the visiting hair stylist….LIVE ON THE AIR!

That’s exactly what happened during a segment on Thursday’s ‘The Today Show’.

Hair expert, Deepica Mutyala , was utilizing her skills by giving trendy hairstyle tutorials in one minute or less. Things were going well until she got to the black model, whose hair was already perfect!

Press play below to see the outcome!

Chile’, that “expert” took that model’s curls and turned them into some lopsided ponytail, complete with a bird’s nest as a bang! I’m assuming producers didn’t suggest the expert to go over the models’ hair before going live, because she’s an “expert”!

ANYWAY!

Mutyala CLEARLY struggled with that black model’s hair, which only proves that all hair experts do not have the knowledge of how black hair works. Did you see the look of concern on that model’s face??? Her one-minute Summer hair looked like she ran through a tornado!

Savannah Guthrie saw what we all saw and subtly let the country know that the expert tried by saying, “it helps that the model’s gorgeous”.

Bless that expert’s heart!

Leave it to Ms Angela Bassett to come through for the darker-skinned women, who has limited choices in skin care!

Via Black America Web:

The actress has teamed up with Dr. Barbara Sturm, her friend and a well-known skincare expert, to launch a skin-care line that addresses the specific needs of women with darker complexions. Bassett has struggled with skin issues herself, she told WWD. Initially, she used Sturm’s original line to treat her breakouts and irritations, but she realized it didn’t address skin issues that darker women deal with, such as hyperpigmentation. That’s when they decided to extend the line and after two years of research, Darker Skin Tones by Dr. Barbara Sturm came into reality.

Hyperpigmentation is characterized by a darkening of an area of skin caused by the overproduction of a pigment in the skin known as melanin.

Hyperpigmentation is the result of either of two occurrences: an abnormally high concentration of melanocytes produce melanin or when melanocytes are hyperactive. For instance, sun exposure stimulates the production of melanin. Although it can affect anyone, this condition is more prevalent among African-Americans and those of Latin descent.

Hyperpigmentation can affect any part of the body including the face, hands, and neck.

Bassett said that she wants to bring more awareness to skin care and for people, “to see what is good for it and ingredients that are helpful — not invasive or irritating. I like them to be pleased when they look in the mirror, to feel good about themselves and the condition of their complexion.” Read more here.