Vera Sidika has been in the news this month over her interesting skin tone. The socialite decided to show off a new darker shade unlike the lighter complexion that she has been spotting since she lightened her skin.
The bootylicious socialite trended for the better part of last week after she shared a series of videos ‘rocking’ a new skin colour. She recently spoke to Amina Abdi on The Trend, with Vera telling the host that the change of colour ‘was just a personal decision. saying;
Personally, I feel like my body is my business. when the whole thing started a few years ago and it’s been five years. it ‘s been an amazing journey and personally, I felt I just wanted to experience something different.
I feel like I got to a point where I just wanted to be me. some people say ‘ooh she’s broke she can’t afford to maintain herself’ but that’s not the case because I have businesses running so I’m good. I don’t go for treatments. it was a one-off thing. so those saying I’m broke I don’t know what they mean. they think I get to do this [go for treatment] every single day. personally, I just feel amazing. I look beautiful right. someone told me I look like a doll, black barbie. Changing your skin is a process. people were shocked asking how that was possible in four days. i post photos late and do things on the lowkey to confuse people a little bit. it’s good to confuse your enemies. it doesn’t change who i am from the inside.
Sidika was also shocked that people who had mocked her for getting the skin-lightening done in the past now wanted her to go back to that same colour they had dissed. She told Amina;
Everybody was like, you look bad. we want your light-skin back. I’m thinking you say that I’m fake, plastic and NEMA is looking for me when I was light skin. why are you saying that I go back yo light color? For me, I felt it was a social experiment because when I did this, I was like ‘oh so this is what you think about me?’ there are people who’re actually embracing it and others just being hateful.