Tanning addict Martina Big says she 'identifies as black' and wants to move to Africa to start a family
30-year-old Martina Big and her husband Michael Eurwen both use Melanotan, a synthetic hormone that darkens the skin, and are now house-hunting in Africa
Martina Big, the famous German model who has been using tanning injections as a tool to completely darken her skin tone, says she 'identifies as black' and is now permanently moving to Africa to raise a family. The 30-year-old and her husband Michael Eurwen both use Melanotan, a synthetic hormone to darken their skin. The couple admitted that they have already started house-hunting in Kenya and hope to make a move to the continent soon.
The glamor model, who has undergone multiple surgical procedures to enhance her breasts in the past, now goes by the name of Malaika Kubwa, meaning Big Angel in Swahili, after she went through a baptism ceremony, according to Daily Mail.
As for her move to Africa, the model said that she wants to be with 'her people' and learn how to raise a family the African way. Speaking to the Sun, she said, "I not only look like an African woman, but I also feel that I’m now an African woman."
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She continued, "I spent time in Kenya last year and I felt so at home. Now I have a lot of invitations from all over Africa. I want to learn more about the black culture first so that I can educate my future children in black."
Big's dramatic change of skin color has been quite well documented through the years, especially recently. When the model first started to have the injections, she was light-skinned with peroxide blonde hair but, as per her, only three jabs of Melanotan turned her skin tone black.
She was recently questioned about children by presenter Holly Willoughby on 'This Morning': Willoughby asked, "Doctors have told you that your baby will be black? Big replied, "Yes, they said they will be black. We have also discussed breast feeding and if it is safe for me to have a baby."
Willoughby questioned the model further, saying: "If that baby is not black, because I'm trying to understand how, genetically, this would be possible, will you still be close to them if you give birth to a white baby?"
"Of course, it will be a mix of me and Micheal," Big said, adding "I'm pretty sure it will be black, but if it is milk chocolate or a little bit lighter, it doesn't matter."
The German fashion model later clarified the same on Facebook, saying: "Doctors say that I am physically now a black woman and my future children will be black. And I believe the doctors!" But viewers on social media continued to question her logic.
One user on Twitter wrote: "So because she's had skin darkening injections she thinks she will have black babies? Did I hear her say she doesn't mind if the child is milk chocolate?! OMG." While another questioned the science behind the couples claim: "I'm so sorry, but no amount of cosmetic changes will affect your genetics. If you were born white, your children will be white. I think Martina needs to find a new doctor."