Oh yeah, she was darker. I consider myself to be EL BLEACHER I don't get extreme lighting vibes from her images. She's what I call toothpaste toners. Just a little lightening agent here before bed and it keeps her skin at "A" glow. If G was lightening I would know, trust. Most definitely Brightening her skin though.Have you seen bring it on? She was chocolate! She wasn’t as light as she is now.