South Sudanese-American model Nyakim Gatwech aka The Queen of Dark expressed her joy about being a South Sudanese as she wishes the world’s youngest nation a happy birthday.

Nyakim migrated to United States with her parents at the age of 14. She literally knows what it is like to know where you originally come from.

Happy independence day to my beloved country South Sudan🇸🇸 I am who I am today because of you my beautiful country. You’ve given this beautiful dark skin, courage, and strength to stand up for what I believe in, and you’ve shown me how determined and courageous our people are, for continuing to stand strong in a world where not much is expected of us. ” Nyakim posted on her Instagram