Stunning Sudanese-Australian model looks like a real-life Barbie doll

Stunning Sudanese-Australian model looks like a real-life Barbie doll

It's a fact that the fashion industry, and the world of modeling, has a duty to be more diverse. For too long, the women we see advertising brands in adverts and magazines have been far too homogenous. Now more and more people of color are gaining the visibility their demographic had needed for so long.

If you need an example, then meet Nyadak Duckie Thot, an Australian-Sudanese model whose striking beauty has led people to compare her to a real-life Barbie doll, and who now boasts an abundance of followers on social media.

Duckie first became well known back in 2013, after she finished in third place on the eighth cycle of Australia's Next Top Model. Since then she's landed herself a place in Pirelli's Alice in Wonderland-themed 2018 calendar, and later starred in campaigns for Fenty Beauty and L'Oréal Paris.

Duckie's Instagram account now has more than 1 million followers, and she's also been collaborating with her sister Nikki Perkins (previously the wife of blogger and influencer Jamie Perkins) who's also making her name known in the industry.

Check out this video of Duckie receiving a very special present below:

Commenting on her newfound career in a recent interview with Allure, Duckie stated: "When we talk about diversity in fashion and beauty, we often don’t talk about what that means behind the scenes: stylists, photographers, makeup artists. I’m often the only black woman on set. I’ll remember doing the Pirelli calendar [shoot] with an all-black cast — RuPaul, Lupita Nyong’o — for the rest of my life."

She also added: "My family is from South Sudan. My mom was pregnant with me when she left the country due to the war. Right now there’s a massacre going on at home, but you don't really see much coverage about it. People need to be aware that people's real lives are being affected."

However, Duckie isn't the only person out there who resembles a real-life Barbie, as this model proves.