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Gabrielle Union is one of the most beautiful women in the world. But she lost out on an acting role, because network execs thought that she wasn't pretty enough.

According to Gabby, the execs told her that lite skinned actress Bianca Lawson was "prettier" and so they gave her the role.

Gabrielle made the startling claim today - during an interview with AOL's Build.

Gabby explained, "I was testing for a pilot on the UPN network which no longer exists." "It was between me and Bianca Lawson, from Queen Sugar fame," the gorgeous actress continued.

The exec told Gabrielle's manager that Bianca got the role because, "Bianca's just prettier."

Many on social media are outraged at the executives' claims - and believe that they chose Bianca because of "colorism." Colorism is where lighter skinned Blacks receive preferential treatment over those with darker skin.

The juicy part starts at 17:12.

Here's the actress that they said was "prettier" than Gabby:


And here's the show:

Gabrielle Union is actress, activist, and author. She began her career in the 1990s, appearing on television sitcoms, before landing supporting roles in teenage comedic films She's All That and 10 Things I Hate About You (1999). Her breakthrough role was in the 2000 film Bring It On. 

In 2019 she joined the hit TV show America's Got Talent as a judge.