Maumela Mahuwa does not believe she would look as beautiful as she does now with light skin.
"I wouldn't look good light-skinned. I know that for sure. I stand in front of the mirror and I go: 'this face will look horrible light-skinned'. I'm an African and I love my skin. I come from Limpopo. It's the hottest place there is. This skin helped me to exist where I'm supposed to exist. I love that I'm dark. I'm unique and beautiful," she told the publication.
Maumela loves her skin so much, she takes it as a compliment when people refer to her as the "dark one".
"I love when people go 'remember Maumela, the dark one?' I love that my skin colour speaks of my culture. In essence it stands me apart from a lot of people. You see me and you can't take me for granted. I work with what I have, I don't have to 'redress' it. We have had instances where I went for a photoshoot and people don't know how to do my make-up because I'm dark-skinned. Then you are not a make-up artist."
Black is beautiful!