A grandmother has bared all to show that 'beauty is beyond skin' after learning to embrace the vitiligo which will one day turn her skin completely white and previously left her suicidal.
Model, business owner, and mother-of-four Iomikoe Johnson, 37, from Lake Charles, Louisiana first noticed a tiny spot of white skin under her arm 12-years ago.
At first, she thought she had cancer but it then spread to her eyes and genital area.
At just 25-years-old, Iomikoe was scared that she would be bullied for being 'two different colours' after spending her childhood being taunted for having dark skin.
Iomikoe contemplated taking her own life as strangers would stare at her in the streets with some even refusing to shake her hand.
She would spend up to an hour a day on her makeup to cover up and would only wear long sleeved clothes.
It wasn't until her fiancé Phillip told her that he loved her no matter what that she decided to ditch the makeup bag.