Euphoria's Barbie Ferreira in Bathing Suit Says "Wow"
Euphoria star and model Barbie Ferreira—she plays newly confident, professionally dominant Kat Hernandez on the hit HBO series—is maxing and relaxing, and sharing the pictures. "Burnt cheeks in bora bora wow what a week," she captioned her latest photo dump, with photos of her having a blast on the beach. How does she stay so healthy and together while in the limelight? Read on to see 7 ways Barbie Ferreira stays in shape and the photos that prove they work—and to get beach-ready yourself, don't miss these essential 30 Best-Ever Celebrity Bathing Suit Photos!
She Does Pilates
Ferreira's exercise regime "involves Pilates a few times a week. I've started seeing a personal trainer, which has been more challenging, but I guess that's the point," she told Elle. "Pilates may sound intimidating, but it's an accessible way to build strength in your core muscles for better posture, balance and flexibility. Pilates can be adapted to provide a gentle strength training and stability program, or it can be modified to give a seasoned athlete a challenging workout," says the Mayo Clinic.
She Has a Complex History With "Body Positivity"
"When I started modeling and I was seen as a body-positive figure, I was a size 10-12 white girl with 'proportions' and a skinny face, and I feel like I contributed to the watering down of what body positivity really means," she said in an interview with Jezebel. "That's why I stay away from it…I feel like I was also promoting this idea that a lot of body-positivity, capitalist schemes are doing where it's like, let's get this digestible girl who looks like a skinny woman who fits our beauty standards if you just cropped out her body."
She Tries Not to Be Hung Up on Her Looks
When she gazes into the mirror, Ferreira sees "my jawline. Most people won't believe this because of the selfies I post, but I try not to stare too much in the mirror. I like to give myself permission to live life without being too hung up on what I look like," she told Elle.
She Was a Big Runner
Way back in 2015, Ferreira told Elle: "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. Women get so worried about bulking up, but you don't really get big as a woman, it's not like you wake up one day and you're a muscle machine. I like classes, but only when it's not hardcore, because that's still an insecurity of mine. In sports I was never as good as anyone else, I was dead last every race – one time I was third to last and I was like 'oh my god! Nailed it!'"
This is Her Go-To Condiment
Ferreira is really into a raw vegan garlic spread from Whole Foods. "Lowering blood pressure is only part of the story of garlic's effects on the cardiovascular system. Using the spicy cloves in your cooking may also bring down your cholesterol. A 2013 scientific review concluded that the allicin in garlic could help reduce blood lipids, which include cholesterol and triglycerides. The review found other positive effects of garlic on heart health, too, including relaxing blood vessels and preventing abnormal enlargement of the heart muscle," says our sister site Eat This, Not That!
She Created the "Fat Agenda"
"When I became friends with other plus-size models and other curve models, [the Fat Agenda]—a group and text chain—"was like… the joy of knowing that we're all beautiful, we're all big girls, and like, you know, even though we're different than everyone, we can all talk about it to each other," she told Jezebel.