Hello, pretty lady.
If this beautiful young woman looks familiar, it’s because she’s the black beauty featured on Pharrell‘s “Marilyn Monroe” single artwork.
Amid the controversy surrounding Pharrell’s G I R L cover and the “lack of black women” it featured, Pharrell (who probably had this planned already) released the single artwork for his new single “Marilyn Monroe” starring model/dancer Khadija Nicholas.
“She’s everything I want, and it’s crystal clear/ Not even Marilyn Monroe/ Queen Cleopatra please/ Not even Joan of Arc/ That don’t mean nothin’ to me/ I just want a different girl.”
And boy, oh boy, Khadija is different (at least by mainstream America’s standards).
This West Indian beauty is a Brooklyn native who has traveled around the world as a dancer on Rihanna’s “Diamonds World Tour” and been a professional model for some time now.
In honor of all the “different” girls around the world, we decided to round up 32 pictures of this brown-skinned beauty in all of her glory below.
Trust us. She’ll be your #WCW next week.
PHOTO CREDIT: Instagram