21-year-old Nyadak "Duckie" Thot, has been turning heads on and off the runway. The Sudanese-Australian model and former Australia's Next Top Model contestant has walked in numerous runway shows and has been the face for jewelry manufacturer Dinosaur Designs.
Recently, Duckie has spoken out about the difficulty she's faced when it comes to styling her natural hair. Duckie opened up about her struggle with a very candid post on Instagram, to not only embrace her natural hair on set but also how difficult it is to find skilled stylists who are familiar with her hair texture & type. Confronting the fashion industry's lack of diversity has since garnered the post over 17,000 likes and 1,600 comments.
Duckie has professed, that in the beginning of her career she faced ridicule for her dark skin, her frame and the state of her natural hair. However, after all the insecurity, Duckie has learned that to be confident, one must embrace their complete self. After years of taking direction from everyone else, she is finally embracing her inner voice. Get inspired and see more of Duckie @duckieofficial.