One model had the unusual wish to go from white to black, and went on to successfully achieve the “African black” level look she sought. The reviews and reception to her new look, however are mixed. Some praised her for pulling it off, while others criticized her for her transformation, and her intent behind the effort.
German glamour model and ex-air hostess Martina Big who’s also famous-or infamous- for her gigantic boobs, with size 32S, used extreme tanning injections to come out with her new radical look. She launched her new look during a trip to Los Angeles a few months ago.
Big posed in front of the iconic Hollywood sign and shared her satisfaction with her transformed look. She said: “Last time I visited this with blonde hair and white skin- and now I’m a black woman with African hair. “
Big announced in April her desire to achieve the black look. She revealed back then that she was having tanning injections and using a 50-tube sun bed that is installed in her home for her quest to get the “African dark” look.
The model’s transformation has been widely criticized by the Race Equality Foundation, who said the model has a limited understanding of the challenges facing ethnic minority groups.
For Big however, her fans are excited and appreciative of her new look. She said: “At first my fans were irritated, saying “why did you do this?” but that is because they have never seen a white girl change her skin to African dark before.”
The model who used custom-made bras to highlight her cleavage, is also claiming now that her fans are even cheering her on to get darker. She said: “But now, they have got used to it, they are excited like me. They say, “Oh I like your style! Go darker! Go darker!”
Yet Big clarified: “Yes, I have the skin of an African girl. But I am not pretending to be a black girl.”
She has been chronicling her transformation over social media, especially on her Facebook page. She has been sharing the developments to her quest to become an African black kind of model, and saying she’ll be having consultations for “butt enlargement” and to get “African facial features.”
Jabeer Butt, Deputy Chief Executive at the Race Equality Foundation, countered, however that being black is not simply about one’s skin color. Jabeer said: “She has a very stilted understanding of what it means to be black- you have to worry about her and the people she surrounds herself with. Her story distracts from the problems black people are facing today.”
Some people on social media also agreed with Butt and went on to criticize Big.