- Thuso Mbedu has taken to social media to appreciate her dark skin colour
- The actress shared a snap she took three years ago which opened her eyes and made her realise how beautiful she is
- The star revealed that it took her 26 years to stop being awkward in her own skin just because she was a little darker than her sister
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Thuso Mbedu has taken to social media to appreciate her dark skin colour. The actress said she only felt pretty and comfortable in her own skin only three years ago.
In a heartfelt Instagram post, the stunner recounted the years she spent not loving her skin colour.
Thuso shared a snap she took three years ago which opened her eyes and made her realise how beautiful she is.
"I came across this picture that was taken three years ago and the first thought that struck me was 'This was the first time I felt pretty in my skin/complexion'... It wasn’t even about the makeup because, as you can see, we went a little left with that. I just absolutely loved the brown of my skin that day. For the first time, I, too, could be perceived as pretty 'despite' how dark I was."
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The star revealed that it took her 26 years to stop being awkward in her own skin "just because you turned out a little darker than your sibling".
The model encouraged her followers, who are still going through what she went through, to star loving their skin colour right away.
"I hope that my younger followers will learn to love their own shade right now. My niece is the same skin tone as me and so I make it a point to tell her how beautiful she is every day and not because I am making up for anything but because she is beautiful. I mean, have you seen my niece? Suka emabhozeni! Nawe umuhle. You’re absolutely beautiful. Don't let their silence convince you otherwise."
Briefly.co.za reported that Thuso has been named as one of eight sensational rising stars by Vogue UK. She was recognised for her lead role on Barry Jenkins’s adaptation of The Underground Railroad on Amazon Prime. The star took to social media to share her good news with her fans.
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