Nyakuoth: A Model You Didn’t Know Has South Sudanese Roots

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Nikki Perkins: A model you didn't know has South Sudanese Roots

Nikki Perkins also known Nyakuoth is a South Sudanese model and one of the most famous people on social media. Nyakuoth’s pictures with her white spouse and their daughter went viral on social media with a caption “this picture kills racism”. Nikki grew up in Australia and got married to popular Australian ‘YouTuber’ Jamie Perkins. Nyakuoth is now a full time vlogger. Nikki and Jamie runs a YouTube Channel that hosts videos related to pregnancy and parenthood, along with vlogs dedicated to their two daughters. Nikki also runs her individual YouTube channel where she posts make up related contents. She is also grabbing people’s attentions on Instagram where her stunning photos captivate millions of followers.

Nikki Perkins: A model you didn't know has South Sudanese Roots

 

Career

Nikki started her career as a model. She stepped into the industry after she was approached by a random man while she was shopping at a mall. Little did she know that the man was from well-known modeling agency.

Initially, Nyakuoth’s dream was to model for ‘Victoria’s Secret.’ She has worked with a number of premier modeling agencies such as ‘IMG New York’ and ‘Chic Management.’ However, in her initial days in New York, Nikki faced a lot of pressure to look a certain way. People focused on her weight, which led Nikki to follow an extreme weight-loss diet. This made her sink into depression. However, Nikki bounced back after she went back to Australia, where she met Jamie Perkins, whom she later married.

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Nikki’s interest in fashion and makeup led her to start her social-media career. She owns a self-titled ‘YouTube’ channel where she posts makeup tutorials, makeup hauls, product reviews, and related content. The channel also served as a vlogging space through which she kept her fans informed of her pregnancies. The channel now has over 306 thousand subscribers.

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Nikki co-owns a family vlog channel, ‘Jamie and Nikki,’ which hosts vlogs dedicated to their
relationship, their marriage, and their two daughters. The channel was created for sharing
Jamie’s wedding proposal to Nikki. Following the upload, the video became viral. Nikki and
Jamie received numerous requests to create more such videos. They also posted their wedding video, and it instantly increased the number of subscribers on their channel. The couple became one of the most adorable “YouTuber” couples on the internet. Their wedding video has received over eight million views, the highest on the channel, followed by ‘AVA’S FIRST BIRTHDAY SPECIAL!,’ which has earned over six million views. Some of the other videos on the channel with over a million videos are ‘MEETING HER SISTER FOR THE FIRST TIME! ( So sweet!!!!!), ‘BABY’S FIRST PHOTOSHOOT + NAME REVEAL,’ ‘OUR EMOTIONAL
BIRTH VLOG | BABY #2,’ ‘AVA’S SECOND BIRTHDAY PARTY SPECIAL,’ and ‘GENDER REVEAL PARTY! | BOY OR GIRL?’

 

Personal Life

Nikki was born Nyakuoth, on April 2, 1990, in Khartoum, Sudan. She hails from The Nuer Tribe of South Sudan. Nyakuoth and her family moved to Egypt when she was still a baby. Following this, they moved to Australia and settled there. Nikki’s father was a veterinary doctor. She has two older siblings named Paula and Guy. She also has two younger brothers and two younger sisters named Sarah and Duckie Thot. Like Nikki, Duckie, too, is a fashion model. The sisters are often compared to the famous Kardashian
sisters. Nikki grew up in Moorabbin, a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria. Nikki and her family were obsessed with the animated sitcom ‘The Simpsons.’ While in school, Nikki was good at running and high jump. She even participated in a state championship for high jump. However, Nikki was also encouraged to focus on academics and was told that would help her build a career. Her sister, Sarah, was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was young, and Nikki spent most of her teenage years taking care of her. This motivated her to study nursing. Nikki met Jamie for the first time on ‘MySpace.’ Soon, they started chatting and became close friends. Unfortunately, Nikki had to move to New York to pursue her modeling career. However, Nikki and Jamie were still in touch. Jamie provided her with all the moral and emotional support she needed when she underwent the pressure of losing weight. On their first date, they watched the movie ‘The Mummy Returns.’ After a few years, she met Jamie again. Their relationship soon blossomed into love. Jamie finally proposed to Nikki on April 26, 2012. They got married on March 21, 2013. On January 24, 2016, the couple welcomed their first daughter, Ava Sarah, and in March 2018, Nikki gave birth to her second daughter, Zoe. They own a dog named Louis.

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