You only have to type her name into Google to know that Barbie Ferreira is a pretty awesome chick. The American model is taking the fashion industry by storm thanks to a kickass, inclusive attitude which sees her challenging brands on their beauty ideals and refusing to retouch any of her Insta images. She’s outspoken, bold and totally beautiful. Here’s why she’s our #FollowFriday…
She talks truth
This 20 year old is sticking two fingers up to the idea that there’s a particular type of ‘beautiful’. She openly talks about the fact that the fashion industry still has a long way to go in terms of ‘plus-size’ models, telling Teen Vogue that she thinks brands have an “idealized version of a thick girl.”
Barbie and her squad of super sexy model mates discuss the things plus-size models are tired of hearing here…
Barbie craves change in the fashion industry and plans to “infiltrate from the inside”. She says: “Not only is the consumer being told they’re not good enough—even the girls in the pictures are given the same sh*t”. Her brutal honesty about the fashion industry makes us love her even more.
She’s so real
We wanna be bffs with Barbie, she’s just so fiercely real. We really admire that she’s built her fame all on her own. Her huge fan base (350,000 Instagram followers) tune in to her posts because much like us, they’re obsessed.
Unlike many of the other models of the moment, she doesn’t have famous parents, but the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree – her mum features in her social media posts and is a total mega babe. Her relationship with her mum is another reason we love this totally real hun. Check out this super cute video of them cooking together as part of Barbie’s video series for Vogue #familygoals.
She’s body confident
Unafraid of her imperfections, Barbie refuses to be silenced when it comes to beauty standards. She posts amazing pictures of herself and is proud to represent bodies ignored in both the fashion and beauty industry.
And it’s not just us hooked on Barbie’s beauty.
She’s totally woke
Our gal has a pretty good head on her shoulders too, often using her social media accounts to discuss important social issues.
Another of the videos in her Body Party series talks about body issues that men face. This allows guys to join the conversation – the outcome is pretty interesting tbh. Turns out we’re all the same anyways.
Barbie, we love you.
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