A GERMAN glamour model who used extreme tanning injections to transform herself into a black woman says she can't wait to go to Africa because "the food is tasty".
Ex-air hostess Martina Big, 29, who has size 32S boobs that cost £50,000, decided to change her skin tone earlier this year, vowing to get "darker and darker and see what the limits are”.
Yesterday she appeared on the Maury TV show in the US and defended her bizarre transformation, telling the audience: "I am black. That is my race.
"I can’t wait to go to Africa because I hear the food is tasty."
Maury asked her: "Martina, do you think you’re a black person?"
She replied: "Yes, but 80%. I have to learn a lot. I know.”
The host also asked Martina – who was sporting a chain saying "Black Girls Rock" – if her actions were offensive to black people.
She said: "No, I don’t want to attack them. I know some feel attacked, but it’s not my intention to attack somebody, and it’s not media-attention stuff."
She added: "I do it for myself."
Earlier this month Martina, who says her goal is to become the official Guinness World Record holder for having the largest breasts, revealed why she overhauled her image.
She said: “My parents and my younger sister died in 2011 in an accident. It happened on a road along the Moselle River."
Rather than thinking about that fateful day, Martina says she focuses on fond family memories.
"We drove for example once with the car non-stop from the Eifel to the Cote d'Azur, simply to get out of the rain and into the sun,” she said.
"My father was so tired after the drive that he slept the entire day on the beach and burnt his entire back. But the red quickly turned into brown.
"When I now look at my dark brown skin, I think of this."
Martina, who has to have bras custom-made to boost her cleavage, posed in front of the iconic Hollywood sign in July and said: “Last time I visited this with blonde hair and white skin – and now I'm a black woman with African hair."
Her makeover has been criticised by the Race Equality Foundation, who believe she has a "limited understanding" of the challenges ethnic minority groups face.
In April, Martina revealed she was having tanning injections and using a 50-tube sunbed that is installed in her home in a bid to look “African dark”.
“At first, my fans were irritated, saying ‘why did you do this?!” but that is because they have never seen a white girl change her skin to African dark before,” she said.
“But now, they have got used to it, they are excited like me. They say, ‘oh, I like your style! Go darker! Go darker!’”
She added: “Yes, I have the skin of an African girl. But I am not pretending to be a black girl.”
Jabeer Butt, Deputy Chief Executive at the Race Equality Foundation, told The Sun Online: "It's a very sad and disappointing situation really if people assume it's just skin colour that makes you black.
"She has a very limited understanding of what it means to be black or an ethnic minority today, and the challenges faced.
"She has a very stilted understanding of what it means to be black – you have to worry about her and the people she surrounds herself with.
"Her story distracts from the problems black people are truly facing today."
Martina has hit back at the criticism, saying she is following her “heart and feelings”, and compared her transformation to “black women who bleach their skin”.
Martina said her fiancee Michael, who she met at school in Trier, Germany, is her biggest support in life. The ex-pilot is also now taking injections to become black.
Michael said: "I got new into the class. I was 18 and she 17. There were three boys and 23 girls in the class, but I only saw Martina."
Martina said: "I first thought, he is not serious. But after two weeks we were a couple."
The pair worked for an airline for seven years, until Michael was not allowed to fly anymore because of an eye disease.
She said her breasts measure 49.6 inches, while her underbust measurement is 26.8 inches.
Martina said: "When the difference between above and below gets 2 inches bigger, I will have the biggest breasts in the world and will be in the Guinness Book."
She said that in autumn she will get another breast 'fill-up' which should get her there.
Germany's most bizarre model said she does not regret the extreme surgeries.
Martina said: "For two years my breasts have been so big that I can't see my feet anymore."
Martina also said a nose job is planned to "make it look African", and she also wants 1.5 kilograms of butt implants added to each buttock.
Professor Ash Mosahebi
"TO go this colour, it is quite possible that Martina and Michael have been using sunbeds daily and tanning injections on a monthly basis or more.
This is really dangerous. Over- exposure to UV light can cause skin cancer, while jabs are also a risk.
They are unapproved for use and could contain impurities.
Overstimulating skin cells has a clear link with cancer. They’d be better off sticking to spray tans."
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