Model Duckie Thot reveals how she reacted to Instagram comment Nicki Minaj made about her

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Model Duckie Thot reveals how she really reacted to THAT Instagram comment rapper Nicki Minaj made about her appearance

Duckie Thot’s modelling career has gone from strength to strength ever since she booked her first job with Kanye West in 2016.

But it was an Instagram comment from rapper Nicki Minaj – who wrote ‘How r u even real’ – that got the Ghana-born beauty plenty of attention.

The 25-year-old Melbourne-raised star told Stellar on Saturday: ‘When I first got that comment and it was circulating around the internet I was freaked out.’

Fame: Model Duckie Thot (pictured) reveals how she reacted after Nicki Minaj complimented her on Instagram - with the comment going viral. Pictured in Stellar Magazine

Fame: Model Duckie Thot (pictured) reveals how she reacted after Nicki Minaj complimented her on Instagram – with the comment going viral. Pictured in Stellar Magazine 

She explained that it was her first time dealing with that level of attention on an international scale.

‘It felt a bit awkward at the start, but I just try to remind my fans and people out there that obviously I’m a human being,’ she added.

Duckie launched her modelling career on Australia’s Next Top Model in 2013 when she was just 17 years old.

After coming third in Australia’s Next Top Model, she struggled to find work in the local industry.

Worldwide: Nicki Minaj - who wrote 'How r u even real' - got the Ghana-born beauty plenty of attention. Pictured is Nicki Minaj in 2020

Worldwide: Nicki Minaj – who wrote ‘How r u even real’ – got the Ghana-born beauty plenty of attention. Pictured is Nicki Minaj in 2020

Life changing: The model explained that it was her first time dealing with that level of attention on an international scale

Life changing: The model explained that it was her first time dealing with that level of attention on an international scale

Following the passing of her sister, Duckie made the life-changing decision leave Melbourne and to make her modelling dreams come true in New York.

She is now one of the most in-demand models having walked for fashion houses such as Prabal Gurung, Valentino and Victoria’s Secret, and is the face of Rihanna’s cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty.

Duckie has also featured on magazine covers for Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire and Paper Magazine.

Overwhelmed: 'It felt a bit awkward at the start, but I just try to remind my fans and people out there that obviously I'm a human being,' Duckie said

Overwhelmed: ‘It felt a bit awkward at the start, but I just try to remind my fans and people out there that obviously I’m a human being,’ Duckie said

She reflected on the changing face of the modelling industry where people of colour are be noticed more and more. 

‘These are moments that should be celebrated. Because when I first started, that wasn’t the case at all,’ she said.

After leaving Melbourne, she eventually signed with New York Model Management but it was a chance run-in with rapper Kanye West in 2016 that helped propel her career to new heights.

Star: She is now one of the most in-demand models having walked for fashion houses such as Prabal Gurung, Valentino and Victoria's Secret, and is the face of Rihanna's cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty

Star: She is now one of the most in-demand models having walked for fashion houses such as Prabal Gurung, Valentino and Victoria’s Secret, and is the face of Rihanna’s cosmetics brand Fenty Beauty 

She recalled in a past interview with Vogue magazine: ‘I left a casting in New York and Kim, from Kanye’s team, ran out after me.’

‘I didn’t even know Kanye was in the same building! I followed her to see what was up and ended up shooting a magazine cover that day,’ she said.

Duckie then booked the Yeezy spring/summer 2017 show, which was her first runway gig.

Read more: In Stellar Magazine with Duckie Thot on the cover

Read more: In Stellar Magazine with Duckie Thot on the cover 

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