Barbie Ferreira

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Barbie Ferreira
Barbara Linhares Ferreira

(1996-12-14) December 14, 1996 (age 22)
OccupationModel, actress
Years active2014–present
Modelling information
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)[1]
Hair colourBrown[1]
Eye colourBrown[1]

Barbara Linhares Ferreira (born December 14, 1996) is an American model and actress.[2][3][4] She has earned attention and acclaim for her career as well as for being an outspoken supporter of the body positivity movement.[5][6][7][8][9][10]

Early life[edit]

Ferreira was born in Queens, New York, but later moved to Maywood, New Jersey[11] and attended Hackensack High School.[10][12][13][14][15] She was raised by her Brazilian mother and grandmother.[16] Her mother works as a chef.[17]



Ferreira jumpstarted her career on her own by sending in pictures to American Apparel.[18] She modeled for the brand while simultaneously working in one of their retail stores.[13] She has since modeled for acclaimed brands such as Aerie, Adidas, Asos, Forever 21,[19] H&M, Missguided and Target, among others.[20][21][22][23][24] Unretouched photos and a video interview from Ferriera's Aerie campaign went viral in 2016.[5][6][7][8][12] Later that year, Time (magazine) named her among their "30 Most Influential Teens."

Other editorial appearances have included Idol,, Teen Vogue, Oyster (Cover), French Grazia (Cover) and  Nylon (Cover).


Ferriera directed music video "So Cool" by artist Dounia.[25][26][27]


Ferriera starred in the 10-episode Vice series "How to Behave," focused on etiquette. The show explored themes such as sex, money, and body image. The series also earned her recognition from the Webby Awards[28] for “Best Web Personality/Host.”

She also starred in a web series for Teen Vogue called “Body Party” where she guided the audience through the various facets of her own mantra of body positivity.[29]

In addition, Ferriera starred alongside Sarah Jessica Parker and Thomas Haden Church as “Ella” in two episodes of HBO's series “Divorce”. Ferriera will continue her relationship with HBO as “Kat” in their upcoming series “Euphoria” starring Zendaya.[30]


  1. ^ a b c "Barbie Ferreira". Wilhelmina Models. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  2. ^ Melby Clinton, Leah (February 2, 2016). "Plus-size model Barbie Ferreira talks about body-positivity in the fashion industry". Glamour. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Rodulfo, Kristina (January 26, 2016). "Aerie Model Barbie Ferreira Hopes Her Campaign Will Make Girls Be Kinder to Themselves". Elle. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  4. ^ "Barbie Ferreira". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  5. ^ a b Allen, Maya (January 25, 2016). "Size-12 Model Barbie Ferreira Goes Unretouched for Aerie's New Campaign". Cosmopolitan. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  6. ^ a b Hanlon Rosslee, Norlisa (January 26, 2016). "Meet Barbie Ferreira And The 'No Photoshop' Fashion Campaign Everyone Is Talking About..." Marie Claire. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  7. ^ a b Barnes, Zahra (January 25, 2016). "Meet Barbie Ferreira, a 19-year-old stunner who's the new face of Aerie's #AerieREAL campaign". Self. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  8. ^ a b Denton, Elizabeth (January 25, 2016). "Curvy Model Barbie Ferreira Slams Critics Of Her Aerie Campaign". Seventeen. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  9. ^ 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.
  10. ^ a b Tice Studeman, Kristin (March 17, 2016). "Barbie Ferreira: the Model of the Moment". W Magazine. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  11. ^ Fasanella, Kaleigh. "REAL High School Girls Share What It's Like to Be Body Shamed as a Teenager". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  12. ^ a b Ross, Ashley (January 28, 2016). "Meet the Curvy Model Whose Unretouched Photos Are Taking the Internet by Storm". Time. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  13. ^ a b "Barbie Ferreira | IMG Models". IMG Models. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  14. ^ Fasanella, Kaleigh. "REAL High School Girls Share What It's Like to Be Body Shamed as a Teenager". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  15. ^ Levine, Cecilia. "Look For Hackensack Model In Holiday Target Ad", Hackensack Daily Voice, November 27, 2016. Accessed 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."
  16. ^ "EXCLUSIVE: Barbie Ferreira Talks How She Learned to Love Her Curves". LATINA. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  17. ^ Picardi, Mayan Toledano,Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  18. ^ "With her new show, Barbie Ferreira wants to talk to you about feminism and fashion's struggle to be inclusive". Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  19. ^ "One Of Your Favorite Affordable Brands Is Launching A New Plus Collection". Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  20. ^ Walano, Rose (January 26, 2016). "Plus-Size Model Barbie Ferreira Stars in Aerie's New Unretouched Campaign". Us Weekly. Retrieved April 18, 2016.
  21. ^ Hardy, Alyssa. "Barbie Ferreira Thinks the Term "Plus Size" Is Outdated". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  22. ^ "Target's "Dear Jeans" Campaign May be One of the Most Diverse Ever". Cosmopolitan. 2016-08-08. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  23. ^ Studeman, Kristin Tice. "The Rise of Barbie Ferreira: From "Nodel" to Model of the Moment". W Magazine. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  24. ^ "33 plus-size models you should follow on Instagram". INSIDER. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  25. ^ Dazed (2018-03-13). "Watch Dounia's goth girl-inspired new video, directed by Barbie Ferreira". Dazed. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  26. ^ Ferreira, Barbie (2018-03-18), DOUNIA | SO COOL, retrieved 2018-07-27
  27. ^ "Morning Bop: A Little Now, Now To Keep Your Mind In The Present". MTV News. Retrieved 2018-07-27.
  28. ^ "Barbie Ferreira - How to Behave | The Webby Awards". Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  29. ^ Picardi, Mayan Toledano,Phillip. "Introducing 'Body Party' by Barbie Ferreira, the Body-Posi Video Series You NEED to See". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2018-09-04.
  30. ^ "Barbie Ferreira". IMDb. Retrieved 2018-09-04.