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Girl you need to know: Plus-size model Barbie Ferreira


Barbie Ferreira


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Hails from?

New York, USA

Known for?

Barbie is the freakin’ beautiful plus sized model who became known for fronting an aerie campaign, American Eagle’s loungewear brand. The ‘aerie real’ ads that went viral for being unretouched and using models of all sizes, like Barbie, saw her become an internet sensation overnight.

Fun fact: Barbie also refuses to post any retouched photos to her own Instagram. This gal is au naturel!

Best quote?

“Curvy models aren’t usually thought of as models. But everyone being called a “curvy model” or a “plus-size” model is breaking the boundary. We’re trying to get rid of this labels and boxes and just be models of all shapes and sizes. I don’t think there’s anything wrong with the word curvy or plus-size because there are women who identify as that, and I’m not offended by it whatsoever because I don’t feel like being bigger is anything wrong. Curvy and plus-size models will just be models once it becomes more normalized and we get more representation and people are used it and not shocked by it.”
– Barbie Ferreira, interview for Time.

Pg13 version

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Beauty routine?

For skincare she told W Magazine that she swears by Kiehl’s – she loves the Skin Moisturizer and the Overnight Hydrating Mask, which she puts on when flying.

Barbie uses Maybelline New York’s Great Lash mascara and Anastasia brow pencil, she told The Coveteur. She also said she uses coconut oil to remove her makeup.

Social following?

321k followers on Instagram, 77k on Twitter and her ‘Real Talk With Barbie’ video interview for aerie has had over 1.8 million views.


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