How Old is Nyakim Gatwech? Biography plus 10 Stunning Photos

Nyakim Gatwech is known for her uniquely beautiful dark skin tone, which draws massive attention.

Gatwech, nicknamed the Queen of the Dark, is currently one of the most popular models in the world.

The American model of South Sudanese descent has modelled for big brands and is currently living her best life.

Yet, who knew that a one-time refugee would rise to be one of the world’s most celebrated models?

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Nyakim Gatwech. Image source: queennyakimofficial/Instagram

Sit back and read about the breath-taking story of Nyakim Gatwech and how passion and resilience can birth success.

Nyakim Gatwech’s short profile

Name: Nyakim Gatwech

Nickname: Queen of Dark

Date of birth: January 27, 1993

Age: 31 (as of 2024)


Country of birth: South Sudan

Nationality: South-Sudanese American

Occupation: Model/influencer

Height: 185 cm Weight: 64 kg

Religion: Unknown


Gender: Female

Marital status: single

Boyfriend: Unknown

Children: None

College: Cloud State University


Nyakim Gatwech’s biography

The model was born on January 27, 1993, in Maiwut, South Sudan. She has two siblings: a sister and a brother.

Her family, however, fled to Ethiopia due to the civil war that was happening in the country at the time.

Gatwech’s family would later migrate to Kenya and live in the famous Kakuma refugee camp.


In a past interview, the model shared about hardships in the camp and how her mother did odd jobs to take care of her family.

The family finally migrated to the United States through her eldest sister, who had been assisted by the UN.

Nyakim Gatwech, her mother, and her siblings initially settled in Buffallo, New York, before moving to Minneapolis, Minnesota.


Nyakim Gatwech’s career and net worth

The model is reportedly worth over $10 million. She has nearly a million followers on Instagram.

Nyakim has in the past narrated her rise to fame and how a photo she shared on Instagram went viral and got her 28,000 followers in a single day.

Gatwech studied nursing at Cloud State University. It was during her time at the university that she picked up her modelling and fashion interests.


She had a brief sting as a teacher before training her focus on modelling.

The stunningly beautiful model has worked with some of the top fashion and cosmetics companies in the world.

She has worked with Calvin Klein, Fashion Nova, Aldo, L’Oréal, Fenty, Cosmopolitan, and many others.

Nyakim Gatwech’s photos are stunning, and it is no surprise that she has attained the level of success that she has.



The model has in the past spoken about his experience with racism after migrating to America in 2007 at age 14.

Nyakim Gatwech said she was bullied at school to the point where she considered bleaching herself.

“It (bullying) damaged me so much that I considered bleaching my skin colour,” she said.

The model, however, said her mother encouraged her by constantly reminding her she was unique and beautiful.


Seven years ago, the model narrated how an Uber driver asked her if she would ever consider bleaching her skin.

“Don’t be offended, but if you were given 10,000 dollars, would you bleach your skin for that amount?” she narrated in a past interview.

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However, Nyakim Gatwech simply laughed it off so hard, implying that it was impossible.

“Why on earth would I ever bleach this beautiful melanin God blessed me with?”she added, surprising the driver by saying that she viewed the skin tone as a blessing.


Is Nyakim married?

The model keeps her dating life private. This is to say that no one knows who Nyakim’s boyfriend is.

Images source: queennyakimofficial/Instagram

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