If you take a quick sweep of her Instagram, you'll see that Australian and South Sudanese model Duckie Thot is no stranger to looking pretty much perfect on a daily basis. As an alumna of Australia's Next Top Model (she competed in 2013), Thot knows a thing or two about flashing a killer "smize." But one picture in particular has the internet on its knees, and for good reason. No big deal or anything, but in a picture she posted on Tuesday night, Thot looks exactly like a Barbie doll.
Thot looks so Barbie-esque; she better get at least a walk-on role in the upcoming Life Size 2 (although with those looks, she could star in the damn thing). Just about everyone on Instagram agreed, with one user commenting, "Real life Barbie." One added, "I showed this picture to my baby girl & she wanted that doll." Another proclaimed, "MY LIFE HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY SLAYED," and I agree.
But the best response to the frenzy was Thot's own.
I'm not perfect. Sometimes, a girl slips pic.twitter.com/T3PY3kymWY
— Duckie Thot (@duckie_thot) June 28, 2017
While it's so heartening to see a mega-talented model like Thot be appreciated for her work, unfortunately that hasn't always been the case. Last year, fellow model Winnie Harlow made an offensive comment about Thot's natural hair, which she later rescinded via an Instagram apology. Thot clapped back, writing, "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."
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.
Despite this feud, Thot keeps slaying like the beautiful Barbie she is.
Congratulations to one of the industries finest @patmcgrathreal on receiving the CFDA Founder's Honour Award 👏🏿👏🏿 Couldn't think of anyone else more deserving. Thank you for being the first to take a chance on me when I got to NYC. Sending you all of my love from home 💗 #makeupbypatmcgrath #congrats