Barbara Linhares Ferreira
December 14, 1996
New York City, U.S.
Ferreira was born in the New York City borough of Queens, and later moved to Maywood, New Jersey. She attended Hackensack High School. She is of Brazilian heritage and was raised by her mother, aunt and grandmother. Her mother works as a chef.
Ferreira began her career as a teenager by sending modeling photos to an American Apparel open casting call. She has since modeled for brands including Aerie, Adidas, Asos, Forever 21, H&M, Missguided, and Target. Unretouched photos and a video interview from Ferriera's Aerie campaign went viral in 2016. Later that year, Time named her among its 2016 "30 Most Influential Teens".
Ferreira starred in the 10-episode Vice series How to Behave, about etiquette. For this she won a Webby Award for Best Web Personality/Host. She also starred in the Teen Vogue web series Body Party, about body positivity.
In addition, Ferreira played Ella in two episodes of the HBO series Divorce, and is among the ensemble stars of the HBO series Euphoria, playing high-schooler, Kat. She will make her film debut in Unpregnant opposite Haley Lu Richardson for HBO Max.
- Ross, Ashley (January 28, 2016). "Meet the Curvy Model Whose Unretouched Photos Are Taking the Internet by Storm". Time. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
...the 19-year-old Ferreira...
- McColm, Wendy (December 1, 2017). "Gift-Giving with Barbie Ferreira". H&M. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
21-year-old Barbie Ferreira...
- "barbie ferreira on Instagram: "A best friendship on my 21ST"". Instagram. Retrieved August 7, 2019.
- Melby Clinton, Leah (February 2, 2016). "Plus-size model Barbie". Glamour. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Rodulfo, Kristina (January 26, 2016). "Aerie Model Barbie Ferreira Hopes Her Campaign Will Make Girls Be Kinder to Themselves". Elle. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Denton, Elizabeth (January 25, 2016). "Curvy Model Barbie Ferreira Slams Critics Of Her Aerie Campaign". Seventeen. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Cherrington, Rosy (January 26, 2016). "#AerieReal Campaign Model, Barbie Ferreira, Is The Body Confidence Inspo We All Need". The Huffington Post. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Studeman, Kristin Tice. "The Rise of Barbie Ferreira: From 'Nodel' to Model of the Moment". W Magazine. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- Romano, Evan (July 1, 2019). "5 Things to Know About Barbie Ferreira, Euphoria's Kat". Men's Health. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
- Levine, Cecilia (November 27, 2016). "Look For Hackensack Model In Holiday Target Ad". Hackensack Daily Voice. New Jersey. Retrieved August 13, 2018.
The face of a Hackensack High School graduate has been circulating in a Target ad this holiday season. Barbie Ferreira's big break came last year in curve campaign for Aerie and Target, and has been focusing on promoting body positivity.
- "Exclusive: Barbie Ferreira Talks How She Learned to Love Her Curves". Latina. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
I'm Brazilian, and I grew up with a single mom, a wild grandma and my aunt.
- Picardi, Mayan Toledano,Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- "With her new show, Barbie Ferreira wants to talk to you about feminism and fashion's struggle to be inclusive". Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- Hardy, Alyssa. "Barbie Ferreira Thinks the Term "Plus Size" Is Outdated". Teen Vogue. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- "33 plus-size models you should follow on Instagram". Insider. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
Barbie Ferreira (@barbienox), 20, has been seen modeling clothing for brands such as ASOS, Missguided, and American Eagle's Aerie.
- "One Of Your Favorite Affordable Brands Is Launching A New Plus Collection". Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- "Target's "Dear Jeans" Campaign May be One of the Most Diverse Ever". Cosmopolitan. August 8, 2016. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- Allen, Maya (January 25, 2016). "Size-12 Model Barbie Ferreira Goes Unretouched for Aerie's New Campaign". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
- Lang, Cady (October 19, 2016). "The 30 Most Influential Teens of 2016 > Barbie Ferreira, 19". Time. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
- Dazed (March 13, 2018). "Watch Dounia's goth girl-inspired new video, directed by Barbie Ferreira". Dazed. Retrieved July 27, 2018.
- "Barbie Ferreira - How to Behave". Webby Awards. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- Picardi, Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Retrieved September 4, 2018.
- Kit, Borys (September 19, 2019). "Haley Lu Richardson, Barbie Ferreira to Star in Road Trip Movie 'UNpregnant' (Exclusive)". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved October 16, 2019.
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