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Drop Dead Gorgeous: 5 Stunning Black Beauties on Instagram

Avatar • Jan 6, 2016

It used to be that black women depended on magazines to select, curate and showcase black beauty. Through the pages of glossies like Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Essence we became familiar with black beauties like Tyra Banks, Naomi Campbell and Liya Kebede. But with the rise of Instagram, black women from all over the world are sharing images and inspiring a new generation with their beauty and style. As we ring in 2016, we want to take a moment to celebrate these 5 black stunners. We’re sure we’ll see more of them this year!

Alicia Daniella

Although her Instagram account is private, Alicia often shares images on her popular Tumblr account. The Trinidadian and Venezuelan beauty is also the braindchild of the #iwillnotapologizeforbeingdarkskin movement.

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Danielle Desiree

Danielle Desiree is a Guyanese beauty who serves face and natural hair goals. Her career as a model hasn’t stopped her from being silly and relatable on her Instagram account.

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Nikki Perkins

Nikki Perkins is Australian of South Sudanese heritage. A beauty and lifestyle vlogger with a sizeable YouTube audience, she has her Instagram followers in a frenzy over her forthcoming first child!

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Monti

This Houston born, LA based beauty serves up some ridiculous face and body goals on her Instagram account. We are here for all of it…

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Elisa

Come throooough with the selfies! This 22-year-old Angolan beauty has a private Instagram account, but shares plenty jaw-dropping selfies on her Tumblr account which she also uses to drop knowledge about African culture, women’s rights and Black Lives Matter. Beauty and brains.

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In a world that marginalizes the beauty of black women, we are here for recognizing and celebrating the stunners among us!

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Yurilyte
Yurilyte
4 years ago

omg @ Monti’s body…so perfect

LC
LC
4 years ago

Funny this morning I saw a set of pics on Twitter of Nikki Perking and how she was slaying her pregnancy! I only know her and Danielle

Me
Me
4 years ago

They all except one have very similar facial features (heartshaped with narrow noses surrounded by lots of hair) and body types (big breasts on skinny/petite frames). Coincidence or purposeful?

eljjai
eljjai
4 years ago
Reply to  Me

it’s sad when you can’t escape white supremacism on a site for black women. Yes they are pretty. But it’s the same type of pretty over and over. And that’s not the typical African pretty. Oh well, just another day.

Loretta
Loretta
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

Y’all are way too hard to satisfy. Half of y’all are mad because these girls don’t look like YOU. Acknowledge other kinds of beauty for once. The same way skinny noses shouldn’t be heralded as what is beautiful, this site didn’t have to showcase a bunch of large noses to appease y’all. Black women come in different shades, looks, etc. The “African pretty” is not the only type of pretty.

Leila
Leila
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

That’s not the typical African pretty”
May I ask what is “typical African”? Please don’t pigeon-hole an entire continent rich in diversity. We do not all have the same appearance, so there are no “typical” features. Nikki Perkins’s parents are both South Sudanese making her fully African. If you want more representation of women with curvier figures, broader noses or bigger lips, etc. then choose to specify that. Don’t make comments that promotes the generalization of over 1 billion people

CocoaGoddess
CocoaGoddess
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

{I meant to put this response here}
As an African, I highly disagree with your “typical African” statement. Not all Africans have wide noses and big lips. I would know this, because my family doesn’t look like that, and we are mostly Nigerian. So don’t put a continent filled with millions of people in one little box. It’s not right ?

Lolalao
Lolalao
4 years ago
Reply to  CocoaGoddess

African women come in all varieties. Ignore that troll.

Sikopo P. Nyambe
Sikopo P. Nyambe
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

I think the point of this post is: Yes, these ladies are gorgeous!!! However, the diversity of beauty is lacking. African people/black people are so diverse. Light/dark skin tone, very kinky/loose-curly hair, narrow/broader nose, thin/plus size. This list portrays this ‘modern/western’ definition of beauty: the thin, model-like/shape, hair and makeup, etc. And yes, a more narrow nose is preferred. What about the non-polished beauty? The non-model women? The non-Western definition of what beauty is deemed to be today that is overlooked? (and I think its been overlooked in this article as well). We are part of a global community, but… Read more »

Namaste
Namaste
4 years ago

I think these women are very beautiful, but I think everyone is beautiful. In fact, I don’t like the concept of beauty as being exclusive to anyone. I think what some posters are trying to articulate is that the “dark skinned beauty” being showcased above is consistent with what we’ve been told a “beautiful dark skinned woman” should look like: narrow nose, high cheek bones, pouty lips, straight or loosely curled hair etc. So perhaps posters were expecting that this list would push the envelope a bit more, or perhaps they are simply seeking to point out that colorism is… Read more »

Sikopo P. Nyambe
Sikopo P. Nyambe
4 years ago
Reply to  Namaste

Well said!!

Lissa
Lissa
4 years ago

I couldn’t agree more

Miss.
Miss.
4 years ago

These ladies are gorgeous but I had to unfollow a lot of supposed black beauty Celebration blogs/tumblrs because they would ONLY post black women who had similar features to the Women above.

nasiba
nasiba
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

What is “typical African”? You realize Africa is a continent with people who look very different depending on the region. There are Africans with wide noses and large groups with narrow noses, some with long and thin body types and others with thick types, etc, etc. This is like some crazy self-stereotyping going on.

Truth Hurts
Truth Hurts
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

You are kidding right? Just because a dark skin black are labeled as “drop dead gorgeous“a black hair website doesn’t mean EVERY black woman has to agree! So if I font agree I have been brain wash by Thebes “man”.…*GTFOOH

Guest
Guest
4 years ago
Reply to  eljjai

“And that’s not the typical African pretty.”–There is no “typical” African pretty except for the one we’ve been conditioned to believe. There are two models here from Africa, so how are they not part of the typical African pretty? And my best friend is from the Congos and she looks very similar to the model Danielle. Africa is whole continent of varied looks even among the “pure” blooded Africans. I think we need to stop looking at Africans through the lens of white supremacy which has brainwashed many of us to view Africans as only being able to fit one… Read more »

Truth Hurts
Truth Hurts
4 years ago
Reply to  Me

You are absolutely right, I wonder how many have breast implants?!

S. Williams
S. Williams
4 years ago
Reply to  Truth Hurts

ppl are so caught up in the fakeness of these reality “celebrities” that those natural features on regular women are automatically assumed to be fake. their breasts look very real. Victoria secrets also sells “enhancement” bras to give the appearance of fuller breasts for us smaller breasted women. regardless, can’t we just celebrate their beauty? of course there are other sized women out there. how about we just comment links of other ppl we would like to see showcased instead of bashing and dissecting the ones bglh has chosen #positivity2016

nasiba
nasiba
4 years ago
Reply to  Truth Hurts

None of them that I can tell, as another naturally large breasted woman. (I would need more pics of the first to be sure, though) You know there *are* women who just naturally have large breasts or a big ass or full lips or whatever is the latest absurd body part obession (always female, of course). It’s extremely annoying, in this plastic age, to have people assume you must have had something “done” to yourself if you have perfectly normal female traits like a big bust. Anyway, I thought me and my big boobs were *out* and it’s all about… Read more »

Guest
Guest
4 years ago

Wow! Stunning doesn’t even begin to cover it.

Melissa
Melissa
4 years ago

Beautiful women, makes me love my dark skin even more. I could be added on to this list but I hate posting pics of me online.

Biss
Biss
4 years ago

gorgeous…all of them

lis
lis
4 years ago

Godd****, Godd******, Godd**********.….that is all.

eljjai
eljjai
4 years ago

you’re trolling right? baiting aren’t you?

Cairo Amani
Cairo Amani
4 years ago

I’d love to see more diversity in a list like this, so that we don’t end up further marginalizing black beauty. Transwomen, fat women, differently abled women etc

Dyma
Dyma
4 years ago
Reply to  Cairo Amani

Thank you for saying this. All these women are beautiful but it just reinforces an eurocentric ideal of black beauty. thin bodied, able bodied, cis, with “acceptable” features. this list (and even the hair icons) can definitely use a revamp when it comes to diversity.

Lolalao
Lolalao
4 years ago
Reply to  Dyma

I see high cheekbones and full lips..

lis
lis
4 years ago
Reply to  Dyma

Cis? Lol.…

merry
merry
4 years ago
Reply to  Cairo Amani

r u kidding me? people are completely cray nowadays.

lis
lis
4 years ago
Reply to  Cairo Amani

Transwomen?…oxymoron?

Truth Hurts
Truth Hurts
4 years ago

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.…What makes these ladies “drop dead gorgeous”? Dark skin and big hair!

Lolalao
Lolalao
4 years ago
Reply to  Truth Hurts

Um..their bone structure.

Rose
Rose
4 years ago

I am more intrigued by an artistic or quiet beauty, not so much the over-sexualized, heteronormative feminine beauty. I do love Nikki because she has a very sweet, charming *personality*. That, to me, compliments her natural physical appearance and makes her truly beautiful. I also thought Nikki had a tasteful sense of fashion and beauty.

Renaissance Man
Renaissance Man
4 years ago

Dear lord…I thank you, for the all natural beauty bestowed upon mine eyes.

Dee
Dee
4 years ago

Yes! They all were gorgeous!

CocoaGoddess
CocoaGoddess
4 years ago

As an African, I highly disagree with your “typical African” statement. Not all Africans have wide noses and big lips. I would know this, because my family doesn’t look like that, and we are mostly Nigerian. So don’t put a continent filled with millions of people in one little box. It’s not right ?

diana
diana
4 years ago
Reply to  CocoaGoddess

OMG i know right. This rly gets on my nerves!

Lolalao
Lolalao
4 years ago

Breathtaking!!!

alasia min
alasia min
4 years ago

tons of makeup, fake hair and obviously any women who takes their clothes off is always hot. This is actually insulting.

Christina Guillot
Christina Guillot
4 years ago
Reply to  alasia min

I can’t speak for the other girls but if you go on youtube and watch Nikki Perkins’s everyday makeup video you’ll see that she’s still beautiful without makeup.

Jazzy Jaz
Jazzy Jaz
4 years ago
Reply to  alasia min

some of these women (if not all) wear their hair natural. And some of them being models it sorta comes with the job that they may not always be heavily clothed. #justsaying

caviarcutie
caviarcutie
4 years ago

nobody said anything about light skin girls tho. Admire and uplift brown skin women without putting our light ones down.

hmm?
hmm?
4 years ago

these women are beautiful no doubt but I have a problem with the fact that these days, to be considered beautiful one must have their makeup game on point or have a specific body type. What about those that don’t know how to use makeup? what are they supposed to do? what about those that just don’t want to use it? what about the black women that don’t have hips, thighs, breasts or a backside. They exist!

merry
merry
4 years ago

there are some seriously jealous people posting in the comments section for this article.

Staci Elle
4 years ago

All of them are beautiful.

Taylor Rae
Taylor Rae
4 years ago

There are so many more! My dear friend, René Daniella, @ownbyfemme is one of them for sure!

Carolina Sander
Carolina Sander
4 years ago

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Neema
Neema
4 years ago

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yowieman
yowieman
4 years ago
Reply to  Neema

well i am white and do think black women are bit hotter lol dang look at you

nubian queen528
nubian queen528
4 years ago

“From a sister with caramel skin I want to say to my sisters with dark skin why can not you acknowledge to yourself how beautiful you are? You have a such rich melanin, you are the living representation of the real beauties! You are the real standard beauty,and you should have right to be the queens! You are the representation of the ancient Egyptian queens, African queens and ancient Goddess, you are the true representation of Womanhood! Don’t let you down when someone say “you are ugly for your skin, isn’t true,because that person is jealous of you for your… Read more »

Tiana
Tiana
4 years ago

They are all very beautiful. But Africans come in different body types, skin colours, facial features and hair types. Not all of us are curvy and busty. It’ll be nice to see our diversity more properly represented.

jalabi
jalabi
4 years ago

A photo of Nikki Perkins is in the dictionary next to the definition for “Nubian princess”…yes Lord!

Jasmine
Jasmine
4 years ago

they all look similar to me brown skin and curvy which in my case is the opposite of me. Im light skin and straight. :/

Nicki
Nicki
4 years ago

YES they are ALL bad. and at this point, how our own people classify light skin, eyes and “good hair” as beauty. check out these dark skin beauties with BEAUTIFUL hair popping. and to answer what makes these ladies “drop dead gorgeous”? dark skin and big hair…YES YES!!! and facial features and bodies on point! I like this article and they SLAY. PROOF not only light skin, light eyes are beautiful.

FromTokyo
FromTokyo
4 years ago

They’re all beautiful, end of story.

Miss.
Miss.
4 years ago

If I woke up and looked like Elisa, I would lose everything because I’d just be staring in the mirror all day.

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