A blonde German glamour model claims that she has successfully ‘transformed’ into a ‘black woman’ and now plans to undergo surgery so she can have ‘African facial features’.
28-year-old ex-air hostess Martina Big is used to having a radical look with her 32S boobs but she has now taken things to a whole new level.
The model unveiled her new look, that has been created by using extreme tanning injections, during a recent trip to Los Angeles.
Posing in front of the Hollywood sign she said in a Facebook video:
Last time I visited this with blonde hair and white skin – and now I’m a black woman with African hair.
Martina has made quite the U-turn as only a couple of months ago she stated that she was ‘not pretending to be a black girl’ despite the colour of her skin.
In April, Martina revealed in an interview on This Morning that she was using a 50-tune sunbed and tanning injections in a bid to look ‘African dark’.
She spoke about how her fans react to her darker skin:
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.
But now, they have got used to it, they are excited like me. They say, ‘oh, I like your style! Go darker! Go darker!’
Yes, I have the skin of an African girl. But I am not pretending to be a black girl.
[ooyala code=”QycHd4YjE6METq5EgoYmMMDI8W1ELtCR” player_id=”5df2ff5a35d24237905833bd032cd5d8″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”720″ pcode=”twa2oyOnjiGwU8-cvdRQbrVTiR2l”]
Now Martina claims that she has transformed into a ‘black woman’ and has been charting her journey on Facebook.
Last month she posted:
Yesterday I was with an African hairdresser and got a hair extension with curly, African hair.
To become more and more a black woman, that is such a wonderful feeling. I’m so happy.
Next, I’ll have consultations for the butt enlargement and for the African facial features.
Martina’s transformation has been criticised by the Race Equality Foundation who say that the model has a ‘limited understanding’ of the challenges that ethnic minority groups face.
Jabeer Butt, Deputy Chief Executive of the foundation, told The Sun:
It’s a very sad and disappointing situation really if people assume it’s just skin colour that makes you black.
She has a very limited understanding of what it means to be black or an ethnic minority today, and the challenges faced.
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.
Her story distracts from the problems black people are truly facing today.
Martina has also been criticised online in the comments section of her photos as many users have called her transformation ‘offensive’.
The model has hit back though saying that she is following her ‘heart and feelings’ and compared her transformation to black women who bleach their skin’.
Emily Murray is a journalist at UNILAD. She graduated from the University of Leeds with a BA in English Literature and History before studying for a Masters in Journalism at the University of Salford. Emily has previously worked for the BBC, ITV and Trinity Mirror. When Emily isn’t writing about topics including mental health and entertainment, you can find her at the cinema which is her second home.