Today we are going to introduce you to RebeeKujur, a girl hailing from Chattisgarh who is a model by profession. But now she is not just a model but has become the new internet sensation. Well, she has some uncanny similarity with Hollywood hottie Rihanna.
However, things were not the same with Renee before she shot to fame for looking like Rihanna. Renee’s complexion was dark and she had to often face issues because of it. She was mocked several times for her dark skin tone.
As per the reports of leading news daily, “When Renee Kujur was three, she participated in a fancy dress competition in her school, dressed as a fairy. As soon as she came on the stage, someone shouted: Dekho dekho kaali pari (look, a black fairy) and the auditorium shook with laughter. Renee left the stage sobbing.”
No just this, even during her modelling days, she had to face taunts and comments on how her whole appearance had to be altered with makeup or photoshop.
As per the reports of another leading daily, the photographers who used to click her used to often tell the makeup artists to lighten her skin tone. They would also 'proudly' say things like, “Sundar ladki ka makeup toh koi bhi kar sakta hai. The real challenge is to make a dark girl look good and I have done it.”
It took twenty years for Renee to shake off her past stigma and make her way successfully in the modelling world.
But as we all never know what’s going to happen next, the same thing happened with Renee who didn’t know her life is going to change forever.
While her career was slowly and steadily taking off, her life changed one fateful day, when a friend recognized her uncanny resemblance to the pop-star Rihanna. Renee’s friend shot her without altering her skin tone.
After that day, everyone who saw her chimed in about her Rihanna resemblance and there was absolutely no looking back for her as her life had taken a huge jump towards success.
Renee said in the interview, “Photographers would tell their clients that I resemble Rihanna. That way, it was easier to convince them. No one could deny that Rihanna wasn’t beautiful. That sort of worked in my favour. Those who had called me kaali and unattractive has to take back their words.”
Renee proved that dark is beautiful! You go, girl!