Duckie Thot is definitely a force to be reckoned with in the fashion and beauty industry as it was recently announced that not only will she be walking in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year, but she has been named the latest brand ambassador for L’Oréal.
“While emerging in a new generation of models, Duckie Thot knows how to use her voice to match the strength of her images,” said L’Oréal Paris global president Pierre-Emmanuel Angeloglou. “Her energy and message of inclusivity make her a perfect recruit for the L’Oréal Paris family: original and confident in her self-worth. We’re delighted to welcome Duckie and for her to continue motivating women to believe in their own beauty around the globe.”
If you’re unfamiliar with 22-year-old Sudanese model Duckie Thot, whose first name is really Nyadak, she came in third place on Australia’s Next Top Model in 2013 and decided to move to New York City shortly after to further her modeling career. The move definitely paid off as the has graced numerous runways, including Rihanna’s Savage X Fenty lingerie line and her upcoming debut in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show mentioned above. She’s also starred in ad campaigns for Fenty Beauty, Balmain, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta and more.
“I’m honored to represent L’Oréal Paris, a brand that celebrates infinite ways to be beautiful and makes products for all women,” Thot said. “I’m looking forward to helping more girls love the beauty of their dark skin. In my mind, I’m going back in time and telling the young girl I was: ‘Dream big, work hard and trust in yourself girl, because one day you’re going to say yes to the number-one beauty brand.’”