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‘When My Skin is Lighter, I Just Feel Prettier’ Wife of Canadian Oil Tycoon, Irene Major Reveals

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Africans feel super pretty in their beautiful skin but some are not contended with their skin color and sometimes utter the shades by using various types skin lightening cream. ‘There are many different types of African skin — from dark charcoal to a lighter version — and you grow up knowing that the lighter ladies are the prettier ones. It’s just a fact’, Irene explains. 34-year-old wife of a Canadian oil tycoon and former model, Irene Major, has revealed her beauty secrets.

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According to Dailymail , former model and wealthy lady, Irene Major, who is wife of Canadian oil tycoon Sam Malin , knows all about looking after her skin. Irene has tried everything from super-expensive Creme de la Mer moisturisers to the services of the most exclusive Harley Street dermatologists. But Irene, who’s originally from Cameroon, West Africa, has a shocking admission; she also regularly uses skin-lightening creams to alter the color of her complexion. ‘When my skin is lighter, I just feel prettier,’ she admits with startling candour. ‘It’s a taboo subject, and people get judgmental about it, but that’s how I feel.’ Last month, High Street health store Holland & Barrett came under fire for selling a legal skin-whitening product called Dr Organic Royal Jelly Skin Body Whitening Cream, which retails for £9.99. The sale of the product provoked outrage, with some accusing the chain of encouraging racist ideals. Yet Irene, who’s 34 and lives with her husband and four children in a Kent mansion, claims that in some communities the pressure on women to use such products is overwhelming.

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‘A skin-lightening regime has been part of my life practically since birth,’ she claims. ‘There are many different types of African skin — from dark charcoal to a lighter version — and you grow up knowing that the lighter ladies are the prettier ones. It’s just a fact.’
Her younger sister, Elsa, 27, agrees, explaining how disturbing hierarchies of skin colour are still influencing African girls. ‘Being lighter shows you belong to a different place on the social ladder. All the rich, successful black African men marry either a white or a very light-skinned girl because they too grew up thinking that the lighter is the most pretty. It doesn’t matter how dark a man is, of course — the pressure is all on women.’

Do you agree with Irene’s statement that lighter ladies are the prettier ones?
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8 comments

Juliet November 27, 2014 - 1:47 pm

To me, she is just blabbing. I don’t in any way agree with her.

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kiffy November 27, 2014 - 3:45 pm

Gal what dd you just do to your beutiful natural color?

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princess nk November 27, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Dats a big lie…… Will not agree wit her

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Val November 27, 2014 - 5:59 pm

I am white and believe some think this way, but most know, God made you a particular color for a reason. Black is beautiful. She looks fake. And then there are the issues with the chemicals in the creams…She may get skin cancer for the sake of beauty in her mind. Just sad all around.

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Mba November 28, 2014 - 11:47 pm

Am sorry,I think she looks uglier being light skinned

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Emeka November 30, 2014 - 3:22 pm

Pretty or beautiful or whatever I give it to you , your mind is beautiful and too much for expressing your choice and you went for it.

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Irene July 16, 2015 - 3:18 pm

Irene I wish u will read this, u look so pretty in your dark shade. you look like a super model but with this your new look, awl. u look hmmm, not good.

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Lola July 16, 2015 - 4:02 pm

I do not believe that at all.

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