A doll-like model is creating a buzz in the fashion world because she looks like a real-life Barbie.


Duckie, an Australian-Sudanese model, is making a big impact in the fashion world with her stunning doll-like features. She became famous on Twitter for her extraordinary looks.

Meet Duckie

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Duckie, a 28-year-old model, was born in Melbourne, Australia, to Sudanese parents. Her given name has tribal roots, but she got the nickname “Duckie” as people found it challenging to pronounce her first name during her school years. Since then, she prefers to go by Duckie.

Duckie’s modeling journey started with the encouragement of her sister, Nikki Perkins, who is a model and YouTuber. Seeing her potential, Duckie took a chance and participated in the reality show Australia’s Next Top Model, where she achieved an impressive third place. After the show, she moved to New York, USA, to open up more modeling opportunities, and it turned out to be a successful career move. In New York, she signed with New York Model Management and made her runway debut at Kanye West’s Yeezy Fashion Week.

Known as the “Black Barbie” because of her glowing complexion, Duckie has achieved a remarkable career. She has an impressive portfolio filled with fashion shows and campaigns for prestigious brands like Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Rihanna (Fenty x Puma), and many more.

Becoming the “it girl” in fashion.

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Rihanna took Duckie Thot under her wing, making her part of the Fenty Beauty team. Duckie even collaborated with the famous makeup artist Pat McGrath. In an interview with Vogue Italia, Duckie shared her big dream of being on the cover of Vogue and doing a global campaign for a major brand.

In 2018, Duckie’s dream came true when she was featured prominently in the Pirelli calendar, which had an Alice in Wonderland theme. She shared the stage with stars like Lupita Nyong’o, Sean Combs, Adwoa Aboah, and Naomi Campbell. The calendar, photographed by Tim Walker and styled by Edward Enninful, the current director of Vogue UK, showcased Duckie in a captivating and whimsical story.

Now, Duckie is the newest ambassador for L’Oréal Paris. She is committed to promoting self-love and acceptance, especially for dark-skinned girls. In the L’Oréal Paris family, she proudly stands with influential figures like Jane Fonda, Bianca Balti, and Liya Kebede, all working together to celebrate diversity and empowerment.

It’s all about diversity

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Duckie Thot is on a mission to make the fashion world more diverse. She represents a change in the industry that has historically favored limited beauty standards. Duckie is a strong supporter of inclusivity, noting that despite progress in the beauty world, there are still areas that need attention.

When talking about diversity in fashion and beauty, the focus is usually on the people in front of the camera. Duckie emphasizes the need to pay attention to those behind the scenes, such as stylists, photographers, and makeup artists. Often, she finds herself as the only black woman on set. She recalls a powerful experience during the Pirelli calendar shoot, where the entire cast was made up of black individuals, including RuPaul and Lupita Nyong’o. This moment is something Duckie will cherish for the rest of her life.

Becoming viral as Barbie

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Duckie gained fame at 17 on Australia’s Next Top Model, but lately, the internet can’t stop talking about her, comparing her to a real-life Barbie. It all started with a Twitter photo of her in a stunning black and gold dress with matching makeup, showing off her flawless skin, perfect pout, and incredibly long limbs.

People online are amazed, with some even doubting if she’s a real person. Comments flooded in, saying things like “I won’t believe she’s real until I see her in person” and “Is this a person or a Barbie?” Duckie and her friends found these reactions amusing, leading fans to call for a Duckie Barbie doll. Duckie seemed on board with the idea, tweeting, “Yeah…we need a Duckie Barbie doll @Barbie what’s good??”

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Duckie Thot’s journey in the fashion world not only tells her personal story but also reflects broader changes in the industry. From starting on a reality TV show to gaining global fame, Duckie challenges traditional beauty standards and advocates for inclusivity. Her experiences, on and off the runway, highlight the changing face of fashion, emphasizing the need for diversity in front of and behind the camera.

As Duckie continues to make a big impact as a model, ambassador, and advocate for change, her story inspires others to break barriers and embrace beauty in all its diverse forms.

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