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Model says she couldn't find work here due to skin colour

Duckie Thot arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)
Duckie Thot arrives at the BET Awards at the Microsoft Theater on Sunday, June 25, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP)

SOUTH Sudan-born Aussie model Duckie Thot says she had to leave Australia to work as a professional model.

After a strong run on season eight of Australia's Next Top Model, the statuesque beauty was flagged as the next Naomi Campbell.

But Thot - who graces the cover of this months Paper Magazine, which famously helped Kim Kardashian break the internet - has now revealed she struggled to book jobs at home.

That is now gracing the cover of Paper magazine.Source:Supplied
That is now gracing the cover of Paper magazine.Source:Supplied

That said she was concerned how far she could go "being in a country that doesn't promote black models" and made the decision to move to the US.

"I was just this little girl in Australia just being like, 'Oh yeah, I want to do modelling'," Thot said.

"I remember running on the treadmill in Australia and thinking, 'You should be running on the treadmill in New York'.

That is now gracing the cover of Paper magazine.

"I just thought - why am I here? So I was just like, 'Let me make the executive decision to move to New York. I'm not getting my coins in Australia'."

That recently had a knockout New York Fashion week, walking in several big shows including Rhianna's collaboration with Puma.

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