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To her fans, supermodel Adwoa Aboah seems to have the world at her fingertips. She even has her own Barbie doll in her likeness.

But the 28-year-old British model says she has been pushed to "a dark breaking point" over insecurities due to her mixed-race.

Aboah is the daughter of English fashion booking agent Camilla Lowther, who is Caucasian, and Ghanaian location scout Charles Aboah.

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The runway Diva tells U.K. magazine Elle she spent much of her life "quietly hiding her insecurities and internalizing her shame" over her mixed race heritage.

Aboah confessed that she felt she "wasn't white enough, nor Black enough" during her teenage years.

"I'd watch from the sidelines as certain friends flourished in social situations, all carefree and glowing, while I quietly hid my insecurities and internalized my shame," she recalled, adding she wanted to "be like everyone else".

She agonized over the disinterest from boys she liked in school in Great Britain.

"Boys weren't into my braids, so I conformed – painfully relaxing my hair, which didn't win them over either."

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The leggy model confessed she "put on a facade" to make it in the modeling industry as a lanky teenager, which did nothing for her self-esteem.

"When I started receiving more attention and external validation, I hoped these superficial markers could carry me through. If I can just put on a facade and keep the messy feelings inside, I thought, they'll magically disappear. Instead, they followed me into adulthood, compounding over time and pushing me to a dark breaking point."

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Giving advice to the next generation, the Vogue cover star said be honest with yourself and speak openly about your insecurities rather than keep them inside.

"Speak up and find spaces that let you do so without judgment or shame. I previously did the opposite."

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She continued: "I learned to not talk about things: the fears I had, that we all have. I wasn't able to articulate them. If I had opened up back then, I would have realized that these things were natural."

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Tina Knowles-Lawson took to social media this weekend to plead for her daughter, Beyonce Knowles-Carter's right to claim her Black heritage.

The 39-year-old singer was widely criticized for "appropriating Black culture" in her new visual album, Black Is King.

The album, which is based on her poorly received 2019 album The Lion King: The Gift, will stream exclusively on Disney+.

After Beyonce dressed in traditional African garb in her album promo, fans took to social media to remind the mother-of-three that she is not African.

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When a few BeyHive fans defended their queen Bey, Tina thanked them for standing up for her child.

"Thank you I could not have said it better," Tina wrote. "It's really sad that the women who shout the loudest the 'protect the black woman' that they are the ones that are trying to tear her down. Sisters wake up!"

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The 66-year-old retired fashion designer went on to explain how her daughter was taught as a young girl to uplift other women up, not tear them down: "Her work is to change the narrative! To show that we did not start off as slaves, but that we were kings and queens before we were forced into slavery."

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After pleading with fans to "examine your heart and really take a look at what your motive is and what it's fueled by."

"How do you appropriate the black culture when you are black?" said Tina, whose mixed race heritage includes French, Native American, African, Jewish American, Spanish, Chinese and Indonesian ancestry.

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"She has a right to her heritage as well as anyone else in the world. Just consider young sisters I love you and brothers thank you for your balance and speaking up," Tina concluded.

Beyonce's album Black Is King debuts on July 31st.
 

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Stacey Dash said she was Caucasian during the booking process following her arrest for domestic battery on her husband in Pasco County, Florida on Sunday.

Dash was arrested and charged after fighting with her husband, Jeffrey Marty, a 44-year-old attorney, and his 15-year-old daughter.

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Dash entered a written plea of not guilty. She was bonded out of jail by her husband on Monday, Sept. 30.

The 52-year-old actress, who is mixed race, correctly identified herself as Caucasian during the booking process.

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Dash, pictured with a friend on Melrose Avenue in Hollywood, California, was raised in a white environment. She doesn't share in the Black experience and she has never claimed to be Black.

But Black Twitter has a problem with mixed race people who don't identify as Black.

One Twitter user wrote: "I trade Stacey Dash for Rachel Dolezal. This heifer is trash. #WhiteStacey".

Another user tweeted: "Stacey comes from a Bajan, Mexican, Black background. Now you understand why I am always skeptical about these people with dual allegiances trying to speak for Foundational Black Americans."

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The attitude of Black Twitter seems out of touch with reality at a time when mixed race people are embracing their individuality.

There is even a new show, Mixed-ish, a spinoff of Black-ish, starring Tracee Ellis Ross, who is mixed race.

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