The German-born white glamour model, Martina Big who has had tanning injections to darken her skin because she ‘identifies as black’ has revealed that she plans to move permanently to Africa.
Big, 30, and her husband Michael Eurwen, 31, both inject Melanotan, a synthetic hormone to darken their skin. The couple say they’ve been house-hunting in Kenya and hope to make a move to the continent soon.
The glamour model, who has 30S breasts after multiple operations to enhance them, now goes by the name of Malaika Kubwa, meaning Big Angel in Swahili, after a baptism ceremony.
She says she wants to move to be with her ‘people’ and learn how to raise a family in the African way.
She told the Sun Online: ‘I not only look like an African woman, I also feel that I’m now an African woman. I spent time in Kenya last year and I felt so at home. Now I have a lot of invitations from all over Africa.’
Martina also told her Facebook followers last week that her future children could be raised in Africa too, saying: ‘I want to learn more about the black culture first, so that I can educate my future children in black (teach the black culture).’
Her dramatic skin colour change has been well documented in recent years. When Big started to have the injections, she was a white-skinned model with peroxide blonde hair, but she claims that just three jabs of Melanotan has turned her skin black.
Last month, Big shocked This Morning viewers when she revealed that she expected her future children to be born with dark skin, despite her and husband Michael both being born white.