We LOVE when Barbie Ferreira speaks her mind.
We LOVE when Barbie Ferreira speaks her mind — it’s like she’s saying all the things we were thinking anyways.
The model recently made a video with Glamour to talk about body shamers, dieting as a child, and the worst backhand compliment you can give a curvy girl.
“The worst pseudo-compliment is ‘Wow, you really must be so confident to be in that crop top. I admire you. You’re so brave,'” she said giggling.
What are you supposed to say to that?
But it’s ok, because Barbie says she forgives all the body shamers watching out there. In fact, she actually feels bad for them.
“You little body shamers, you! I know you’re out there! I feel you’re pain. I’m so sorry you feel the need to care so much about what someone else looks like. I’ve never looked at someone and been like, I have the need to comment on the way you look because I don’t like it. I kind of feel bad for you, body shamers. It’s ok. I forgive you.”
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We’re so glad that all that hate out there doesn’t get to her. Although it turns out she wasn’t always so confident with how she looks. She admitted that as a child she used to diet all the time
“I used to diet all the time as a kid. I started dieting in kindergarten. I don’t recommend it, but I also don’t judge people who want to do things with their body.”
Now Barbie is a beacon of body positively and an inspiration to a ton of girls out there.
“There’s so much more to people than their differences. It’s a part of you—it’s something you should embrace and celebrate—but it’s not just that. I’m more than just a curvy girl.”
She added, “There is no one type of beauty, and looking toward one standard is the [unhealthiest] thing in the world”
Lena Finkel is the Editor and Founder of Femestella. Prior to starting Femestella, she worked at People, InStyle, and Tiger Beat. Her favorite Housewife is Bethenny Frankel (by far!), but when she’s not watching RHONY, you can probably find her hanging with her kitty Tom or tweeting at Sen. Chuck Schumer.