Barbie Ferreira biographyBarbie Ferreira is an American plus-size model, an actress known for her role as Kat Hernandez in the series Euphoria. She is the body positivity movement activist.
ChildhoodBarbara Linhares Ferreira was born on December 14, 1996, in Queens (New York City borough), but later moved to New Jersey with her family. The girl was raised by her Brazilian mother and grandmother; Barbie prefers not to speak about her father.
For Barbie, her attitude to food has indissoluble relation to the way she sees and perceives the world because the delicious food beautifully presented by her mother chief was always at hand. By puberty, Ferreira gained weight and lost all self-confidence.
Modeling careerFrom childhood, Barbie dreamed of a career as a model or actress, but she met fashion models with lush forms neither on television nor on the covers of glossy magazines. But times are changing, and a plus-size branch has appeared in the modeling business, which has opened the way to the catwalk for girls who would have been chaffed before.
To overcome the inferiority complexes, at 16, Barbie Ferreira decided to send her photos to the open casting of the American Apparel clothing brand. To her great surprise, the girl was answered and invited for an interview.
It was not easy: the initial reaction of people was almost always negative: they did not agree or were not used to what they saw. But I felt great joy at how beautiful we all were and I knew that we could always share our experiences with one another.
Movie rolesAt that time, the girl already earned very good money, but she cherished the dream of becoming a part of the film industry. “I have had a desire to become an actress since my very childhood. This has always been my main goal,” says Ferreira.
Her first experience was participation in the series of videos “Moments of New York” by cosmetics corporation Maybelline New York. In the video, the viewer gets acquainted with three young girls who had their minds firmly made up to carry out their plans at all costs. Together with Barbie, the video starred rapper and supporter of intersectional feminism Princess Nokia and transgender actress Hari Nef.
Barbie got a role in the series Euphoria, which started on June 16, 2019. A mulatto girl named Rue (Zendaya), who fights drug addiction with the support of her new girlfriend Jules (Hunter Schafer), is at the center of the television drama created by Sam Levinson.