Cast your minds back to the 2013 season of Australia’s Next Top Model. It’s the year that gave us the striking beauty of Australian/South Sudanese gal Duckie Thot, who has since gone on to take the fashion world by storm and genuinely forged a solid global modelling career.
Are you even human?
— ~Lucie Luvs~ (@Skirts_Heels) June 27, 2017
Literally thought you were a Barbie
— Jos (@Just_Josss) June 27, 2017
What the hell- I thought this was a literal doll, you’re skin is literally glowing ??????
— Jadie ?? (@RosesHairFlip) June 27, 2017
I’m not perfect. Sometimes, a girl slips pic.twitter.com/T3PY3kymWY
— Duckie Thot (@duckie_thot) June 28, 2017
I remember shooting this Dinosaur Design campaign just before coming out here to the states. They called my agent at the time and asked if I was comfortable to shoot a campaign with my natural hair. She already knew what I was thinking but told me I needed to compromise sometimes. I won’t lie, I was extremely hesitant. I’ve never really had a good experience with my natural hair and modelling in Australia before. I remember on top model on one of the episodes I had to cornrow my own hair. I was extremely upset and embarrassed that they “didn’t know how” to cornrow my natural hair when at the end of the day that’s their job. I sat in front of the mirror silently crying before my shoot doing my own hair, cameras rolling while all the other girls had hairstylists, shit scared I was going to get eliminated because a few “hairstylists” didn’t know how to do their job. It’s not fun being bullied for something you can’t control and to have a top model woman of colour who I thought encouraged acceptance and self love call me out for rocking my natural hair, isn’t cool at all. Throw all the shade you want, but you played yourself with your cute little remark.