White Woman Who Claims She's 'Turned Black' Due To Injections Wants To Move To Africa

A white former glamour model who 'identifies as black' has revealed her plans to move to Africa to be with 'her people'.


Thirty-year-old Martina Big and her husband Michael Eurwen, 31, use tanning injections called Melanotan, which darkens the skin.

Big, who has had a number of operations to give her 30S boobs, has said she is looking for a home in Kenya where she hopes to a raise a family.

Big, who had a baptism and changed her name to Malaika Kubwa, meaning Big Angel in Swahili, told the Sun: "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."

Credit: CEN
Credit: CEN

On her Facebook she has previously spoken about her desire to have kids, which she would like to raise in Africa, she wrote: "I want to learn more about the black culture first, so that I can educate my future children in black (teach the black culture)."

She also reckons that since taking the injections, her eye-colour and hair have changed, but adds: "It's a change that is inside as well as out. These changes are not superficial but deep inside me."

Big was hit with a massive backlash earlier this year when she appeared on This Morning and told hosts Holly Willoughby and John Barrowman that she had managed to 'change race' thanks to the injections and that she expected her future children to be black or mixed race, despite her and her husband being born white.

She said: "My children will be black. We are not having plans, but I am discussing with my doctor to see if my body is okay, will I be able to breastfeed, what the baby will look like."

A shocked Holly replied: "I'm trying to think, genetically, how that is possible.

"If you give birth to a white child will you somehow think it's not connected to you?"

Martina Big believes her and her white husband will have black children. Credit: ITV
Martina Big believes her and her white husband will have black children. Credit: ITV

Big responded: "No. It's a mix of Michael and me. I'm pretty sure it will be black or milk chocolate or a little bit light, it doesn't matter."

But viewers were left fuming with Big, with one tweeting: "Martina Big infuriates me. As a white woman, she's had more privilege in her years as a white woman than any black woman will ever get in their lifetime."

While another commented: "Martina Big really annoys me... She wants to be a 'black woman'... She never will be, regardless of her skin colour it's just black face."

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Claire Reid

Claire Reid is a journalist at LADbible. Claire graduated from Liverpool John Moores University with a BA in journalism. She’s previously worked at Trinity Mirror. Since joining LADbible, Claire has worked on pieces for the UOKM8? mental health campaign, the Yemen crisis, life in the Calais Jungle as well as a profile of a man who is turning himself into a cyborg.

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