Social Media Queen: Have You Met Tracy Kyasiimire, The Melanin Queen?

To find a girl that is comfortable about her melanin skin today is almost a myth but Tracy Kyasiimire is one of the few queens that is comfortable in her own skin. You have probably seen her pictures on either Instagram, Facebook, twitter or WhatsApp. It has gone as far as YouTube where you will find video collages of people impersonating to be her. With a following of 13.8k followers on Instagram, Tracy has been able to make it big as a digital influencer for many campaigns like Tulambule Eastern tour, Visit Munyonyo, Easter at Kabira among many others. She is also a model for Glitz by Nalu, something she has been doing for a year now.

Many people may know her only because of her well-endowed body that would make your boyfriend turn his head if she passed but she is more than that. Although she is an accountant by profession, she is also a CEO of TK body care centre; a cosmetics shop located in Ntinda opposite DFCU. She worked as an employee at the same cosmetics shop for 2 years and later on bought it and rebranded it as her own. Not your everyday slay queen? I know.

She is a very down to earth person and also very friendly. She loves the camera and it loves her too and that is why she is able to fill our Instagram with some amazing shots. For the guys who are already seeing her as their ideal woman, sorry to break your hearts as she is already taken.

Because she loves to look good, Tracy hopes to expand her cosmetic stores  not only around Kampala but even country wide. We hope that her ambitions are not dead and that we will see her continue to rise as she tries to make it in life. You can buy yourself a pulse data bundle and browse through her instagram @t.r.e.y.c.t.a.s.h

PULSE WCW: Instagram Model Tracy Tash On Modelling And Her Mission To Show Black Girls’ Worth

If you’re familiar with Instagram,you must have seen her somewhere by now, either on magazine cover pages or on various Instagram fashion pages. Tracy (t.r.e.y.c.t.a.s.h on Instagram) is a fast rising Ugandan model with a signature thick body that fashion brands, cosmetic shops,boys and fellow girls all adore in similar portion.

A student pursuing a bachelors degree in Accounting and Finance at Kyambogo University, Tracy Kyasiimire, the 22 year old has featured in Fashion and Style magazines from all over the continent and is a brand ambassador for Glitz by Nalu – a boutique in Kampala.

Tracy has not been a model for long, she only started this year in March and without a doubt, Her discovery story is almost similar to Justin Beiber’s, whose manager had been having a tour of the internet and he auspiciously landed on the little boy singing on YouTube. As luck would have it, Tracy had been minding her business online until she was spotted and realized she could be a gem in the modelling industry and as the popular adage goes, ‘the rest is history’ as Tracy is now enjoying her life as a model.

In an interview with MTNPulse, when asked about what she thinks makes her special in the modeling game, we guessed she would say her body since models are famously or rather infamously known for being slender thin and irregular with meals. But we were up for a surprise;
“I did not go to modelling school or training” she said.
“I guess mine is just a natural thing and easy to relate with by all people out there” she added.

Her goal is to prove to the world that black is beautiful and to crash the mentality that to be a successful model, you must either be slim or light skinned. According to her, you don’t have to be light to feel or be beautiful and that there is a lot that melanin can do.
“If you are doubting, watch me.” she said with a grinning face.

Like any other model out there, Tracy gets a tonne of stalkers. She wasn’t comfortable discussing the extremities some of them have gone to, trying to capture her attention but she said it is one of her greatest challenges. The other one being the usage of her photos without her endorsement.
“My name and photos are being used for bar posters, hips enlargement adverts and several other commercials that I don’t authorize” she added

As a model, She looks up to a time when copyright laws will be very much adhered to in the nation and people’s privacy respected. Then, she believes, the environment shall be safe for business and personal development.