An Australian and Sudanese model left Twitter users in a state of bewilderment after she posted her picture — which looks uncannily like a Barbie doll.
Nyadak Thot rose to fame on “Australia’s Next Top Model” when she was just 17 years old. She recently shared a picture on social media with a caption that read “Ducks after dark.” The picture immediately sparked a debate as people started wondering if it was a photo of a real person or a doll.
Ducks after dark... pic.twitter.com/FCv6sY7yQF— Duckie Thot (@duckie_thot) June 27, 2017
The model, who goes by the name Duckie, can be seen posing in the picture donning her flawless Barbie doll-like features. Her facial features are clearly visible as her face is on full display in the picture.
Although her sharp looks are enough to make people believe that she is a doll, her on-point white eye-shadow, full rows of lashes and touches of highlighter made her look even more perfect.
Duckie was born and raised in Australia. She participated in “Australia’s Next Top Model’s” eighth season and came in third. After the contest she continued building her modeling career. She now lives in New York where she is represented by the New York Models agency.
The picture instantly created confusion on Twitter.
I won't believe she's real until I see her in person ??— la fresa nina (@NinaSerafina) June 28, 2017
Literally thought you were a Barbie— Jos (@Just_Josss) June 27, 2017
You're already a Barbie— Reagan Williams (@reagan1998a) June 27, 2017
thought this was a barbie for a good solid 5 minutes— ____justin (@cyberkingg) June 27, 2017
Serious question tho...i thought she was a doll lol— Malcolm's_Lane (@malcolmlane64) June 28, 2017
The model seemed to enjoy how people compared her to a Barbie as she tweeted a humorous picture with a caption that read, “I'm not perfect. Sometimes, a girl slips.”
I'm not perfect. Sometimes, a girl slips pic.twitter.com/T3PY3kymWY— Duckie Thot (@duckie_thot) June 28, 2017
The model has frequently spoken out about being bullied due to her looks when she was younger. She spoke to Teen Vogue and explained why she thinks black models are still bullied about their natural hair.
“Being a black woman, we haven't really been taught how to take care of our natural hair — we've only been taught how to hide it. I think hair companies, the media, hairstylists, and the industry itself are to blame,” she said.
“It wasn’t easy for me growing up and not having any type of role model out in Australia. So my driving force is that hopefully—well, they don’t necessarily look to me—but that black women in general need to be out there the way that other women are. It needs to happen for "us" already!” she added.