6 Reasons Why Aussie Model Duckie Thot Needs To Be On Your Radar
If you've got your finger on Australia's ~farshun~ pulse, then you need to get familiar with the name Duckie Thot.
The 23-year-old Sudanese-born, Australian-bred model is making waves on a global scale and has already modelled for everyone from Rihanna to Yeezy, stunning the world with her striking looks along the way.
Here are 6 reasons why you need to get this babe on your radar STAT.
1. She was an Australia's Next Top Model finalist
You might recognise Duckie as a finalist from the 2013 series of Australia's Next Top Model.
...But Duckie's appearance on the reality TV show was JUST the beginning.
2. She's proud of her Sudanese heritage
Duckie was born and raised in Melbourne, but comes fro a culturally traditional Sudanese household.
She explained to Paper Mag that her real name, Nyadak Thot is part of a South Sudanese language that's native the Nuer tribe.
"Many people don't know I come from a tribe," she told the publication.
3. She has an equally-as-stunning sister
Duckie sister, Nikki Perkins, is a fellow model and just as jaw-droppingly ~beautiful~
You might recognise Nikki from her popular YouTube channel, where she does makeup and hair tutorials and chronicles her life as a mum.
4. She's a muse of Rihanna and Kanye
It was in fact Kanye West who skyrocketed Duckie to international fame, after he cast her in his Yeezy Spring/Summer 2017 show.
"I left a casting in New York and Kim, from Kanye's team, ran out after me," Duckie told Vogue. "You have to come upstairs! Kanye will love your look...I didn't even know Kanye was in the same building! I followed her to see what was up and ended up shooting a magazine cover that day."
After making waves with Kanye, Duckie was quickly scouted to be one of Rihanna's Fenty x Puma girls and stormed the catwalk for the singer's Spring/Summer 2018 show.
"I'm still trying to get my head around working with Rihanna, she's one of the most influential women in the world," she said.
duckie from aus next top model (she was ROBBED) is modelling for yeezy YES GIRL!!!!!! GET IT!!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/pGY42ib4IQ
— the mood is (@highcrisis) February 16, 2017
5. She's vocal about diversity
Earlier this year, Duckie made headlines when she criticised Australia's lack of diversity in model casting.
"I didn't understand why, but I wasn't getting any work," she told Paper Magazine of her time modelling in Oz.
"I just thought -- why am I here? So I was just like, 'Let me make the executive decision to move to New York.' I'm not getting my coins in Australia."
6. She is all our squad goals
Just give one scroll of Duckie's Instagram and you'll see she is literally ALL of our squad goals.
The young model appears in pics with everyone from Khalid to Gigi and Bella, Sarah Snyder, Sofia Richie, Winnie Harlow and more.
Duckie, we love you girl!
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