Inspirational Quotes from Barbie Ferreira

By | August 12, 2020

I’m more than just a curvy girl.

Barbie Ferreira

Don’t be afraid to show off who you are.

Barbie Ferreira

I think representation is the most important thing in the world. People who are young look up to the things that they see in the media. They want to relate and to be able to say, ‘Wow, I can be successful.’

Barbie Ferreira

I have no doubt in my mind that the new generation has a sense of unity and sensitivity that previous generations lacked. We are strong, and we are visionaries beyond just money.

Barbie Ferreira

As a young girl who was not confident in myself, I think I would tell girls of all ages that there is no one type of beauty, and looking towards one standard is the most unhealthy thing in the world.

Barbie Ferreira

Acceptance is being able to feel beautiful in whatever you feel comfortable in.

Barbie Ferreira

Modeling for adidas is a dream I never knew I could achieve. I’ve had it in my mind to work with such a dope ,and it’s so amazing that I get to be a part of a campaign with so many powerful voices.

Barbie Ferreira

The beauty industry is just like the fashion industry – prejudice is ingrained. But with new people coming in with fresh eyes and passion, I definitely am seeing progress.

Barbie Ferreira

Denim on denim was my go-to look for most of my high school years.

Barbie Ferreira

I am unapologetically myself, no matter what anyone’s opinion is.

Barbie Ferreira

We need to overcome the stereotype that genders aren’t fluid.

Barbie Ferreira

People claim to be progressive by celebrating curvy bodies – but the standards for those hourglass shapes are equally rigid. They mask that with body positivity – but what about unconventionally attractive bodies?

Barbie Ferreira

I don’t really listen to the media or anyone’s perception of beauty, so it makes me almost immune to silly comments about my body.

Barbie Ferreira

When you surround yourself with really good energy, really good people, you almost don’t even think about your body as anything but something to nourish yourself and keep you running.

Barbie Ferreira

I feel like, growing up, yes, I loved looking at fashion. I loved Tumblr.

Barbie Ferreira

I just want to make sure girls know they don’t have to carry the weight of achieving nearly impossible standards on their shoulders every day.

Barbie Ferreira

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.

Barbie Ferreira

I like inviting people over in the evening, because I don’t like moving anywhere.

Barbie Ferreira

As a child, I was so deeply insecure.

Barbie Ferreira

When I was younger and really interested in acting, I would look at all the women on TV, and even the ones who were supposed to be ‘geeks’ or ‘less attractive,’ they all looked similar because they were extremely attractive and their bodies were all a certain way.

Barbie Ferreira

Curvy and plus-size models will just be models once it becomes more normalized and we get more representation and people are used to it and not shocked by it.

Barbie Ferreira

I have a ton of guy friends who talk to me about their bodies, too. But boys are often left out of the body positivity conversation.

Barbie Ferreira

I hate workout classes… Every time I go into one, my anxiety is really high. I leave immediately – like, before the warm up!

Barbie Ferreira

I never thrived in high school.

Barbie Ferreira

Fat’ was a terrible, terrible word for me growing up. When I was able to reclaim it and call myself fat and identify with it, that was the best moment ever. That was the moment I really started to feel free.

Barbie Ferreira

I’ve just learned how to put things into perspective and how to not be afraid of change while making decisions for myself. Also, asking for what I want and demanding what I need and being more confident in who I am and my ability.

Barbie Ferreira

The way I move, the way I think, the way I handle myself – it might be by accident, but it’s who I am, and I’ve just learned to own that.

Barbie Ferreira

I always thought ‘plus-size’ wasn’t a term that was negative – it wasn’t something that I felt was something that was making me any different or making me feel like I was lesser than – and I found a community through it.

Barbie Ferreira

I used to hate my legs, but I learned to embrace them. They may be bigger than the average person’s, but they’re beautiful. I love them, and I wear short shorts all of the time.

Barbie Ferreira

I think that people put a lot of worth into looks. Unfortunately, there’s a standard that so many people look up to that is unrealistic for everyone’s body type.

Barbie Ferreira

I felt the term ‘plus size’ was inaccurate and kept all these beautiful, stunning women with the widest spectrum of body types I’ve ever seen – mind you, curvy agencies start at a size 6 and go up to a size 18 – from being seen and resonated with.

Barbie Ferreira

People are so influenced by the media that they really believe a 38-24-45 plastic-surgery body is normal, and they can’t understand why a body would possibly have cellulite or bumps.

Barbie Ferreira

Every day, I feel different. Sometimes I don’t put on any makeup, and other times, I put on a ton.

Barbie Ferreira

Hair-wise, the move for me is to not wash it. I try to only wash it when I have to or for a shoot or something.

Barbie Ferreira

I have been watching Youtube makeup tutorials since I was born. I did my own prom makeup and used to do peoples’ makeup in high school for money.

Barbie Ferreira

Less is more. I would notice that when I did my makeup, I was putting on more makeup than they did on me at shoots. A little goes a long way, so I definitely learned how to wear less.

Barbie Ferreira

I started my modelling career by sending my pictures to American Apparel and eventually meeting my friend Petra Collins, who started shooting me for magazines around New York. I ended up signing a modelling contract with Wilhelmina Models a couple of years later.

Barbie Ferreira

I was on the cover of French ‘Grazia,’ which was amazing. It was all over Paris!

Barbie Ferreira

My favourite movies are ‘Jawbreaker’ and ‘Heathers.’

Barbie Ferreira

I love yoga.

Barbie Ferreira

Not everyone relates to being a blond girl with blue eyes and is proportioned so she could barely walk if she was a real person.

Barbie Ferreira

Social media opened up basically every opportunity for me because, traditionally, I wouldn’t be thought of as a model.

Barbie Ferreira

I’ve always struggled a ton with my body image, and I wanted to help other people not feel so ashamed about themselves. It’s a completely unnecessary part of everyday life.

Barbie Ferreira

What the body-positive movement wants is to stop categorizing people, and to let people of all body types be able to do anything, whether they’re slightly bigger than the average model or a lot bigger.

Barbie Ferreira

I just love to disconnect from everything sometimes.

Barbie Ferreira

At first, I was scared that if I claimed I modeled, people would be like, ‘What?’

Barbie Ferreira

I have been on the Internet for a long time and have always gotten hate on the Internet, so there is a thick skin I have developed.

Barbie Ferreira

I don’t want people to think I think I am the most diverse thing fashion has ever seen or whatever. But there are so many different walks of life that I don’t represent, and there is no one person who does.

Barbie Ferreira

I’m a model, and I happen to model for curvy things, but at the end of the day, I’m still in front of a camera just like anyone else.

Barbie Ferreira

Knowing that girls are inspired to not have the burden of self-hate, even if it’s a tiny way, makes me happy to no end. It gets me up in the morning and softens a lot of the blows I get.

Barbie Ferreira

I like smoothies and things that go down smoothie-cool – when I used to live in Williamsburg, I used to get an acai bowl most mornings.

Barbie Ferreira

I’m a big runner, and I like to lift heavy. I’m not one for those little two-pound dumbbells – my goal is to be super-muscular in my 40s.

Barbie Ferreira

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