Buffie Carruth

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Buffie Carruth
Born Buffie Carruth
(1977-01-07) January 7, 1977 (age 41)
Athens, Georgia, United States
Nationality American
Other names Buffie the Body
Occupation Model, exotic dancer, fitness instructor, actress, personal trainer
Years active 2005–present
Spouse(s) John Lewis (m. 2015)
Partner(s) DJ Kay Slay (2005–2006)
Website www.buffiethebody.com
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Hair color Black
Eye color Brown

Buffie Carruth (born January 7, 1977), also known by her stage name Buffie the Body, is an American model, fitness instructor actress and writer.

Early life[edit]

Carruth was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, United States.[1] She is the third of seven children.[2]

As a teenager, Carruth was a size 3 in jeans[3] and weighed 119 pounds. She visited a nutritionist[4] and started drinking supplement shakes to gain weight[2] In 2001, she started gaining weight[5] up to 180 pounds, and then down to her current weight of 173 pounds.[6]

Modeling career[edit]

In 2004, while in Baltimore, Maryland, Carruth met a photographer at a club. She hired him to do a swimsuit photo shoot at her hotel, intending the photos as a gift for her boyfriend. However, without her knowledge or consent, the photographer posted the pictures online.[7][8][9] The photographer then sent her links to the different websites where the pictures were featured.[10] In February 2004,[11] the pictures were posted on a Yahoo group, and within a week 20,000 people signed up to view them.[2] Carruth was subsequently contacted by rapper Tony Yayo.[10]

Within a four-month period, Carruth appeared as a video vixen in the music video for Tony Yayo and 50 Cent's So Seductive", and was featured in magazine layouts for King, XXL[12] and Black Men Magazine. In April 2005, she launched and expanded her website: BuffietheBody.com, where she did swimsuit modeling,[13] which attracted considerable interest on the Internet.[1]

After her debut in the "So Seductive" video she received offers for magazine spreads, leads in music videos, requests for guest appearances. She also shot a biographical DVD.[1] She appeared in the music video for Juelz Santana's[12] "Oh Yes".[14] In a year she had appeared in 60 magazines and news articles.[10]

Carruth has appeared several times in Black Men, Black Men SSX, Smooth, Vibe, XXL, King, The Source. In 2012, she reported that Black Men SSX was the only magazine that paid her.[6]

Film and television career[edit]

In 2006, Carruth played the role of Big Booty Judy in the film ATL.[12] In 2008, she appeared in the independent dramatic-thriller film,[7][10] Subtle Seduction.[15]

In August 2006, Buffie the Body Presents Larger Than Life DVD was released,[16] which featured memorable moments from her career.[17] In January 2007, Buffie the Body – In your Dreams: The Making of the 2007 Calendar DVD was released.[18]

Carruth has worked on a hip-hop talk show based in Atlanta.[10] In 2007, she appeared on The Tyra Banks Show discussing her body's transformation.[4][8][19] In June 2008, she shot a pilot for a reality show with Vida Guerra.[5]

Writing career[edit]

Carruth has worked as a columnist for Black Mens Magazine called "Sex, Love and Relationships".[10]

In 2008, she published an e-book titled Get Your Mind Right: A Step-By-Step Look at the Modeling Career of Buffie the Body".[7] On June 1, 2009, she released her autobiography Vixen Icon.[12][20]

Health and fitness career[edit]

In 2007, Carruth launched a health and fitness website.[8][19][21][22][23] In 2012, she became a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through The National Academy of Sports Medicine.[8] In August 2013, Carruth released fitness DVD Grade A Glutes.[24]

Other activities[edit]

Carruth has been reported to charge between $2,500 to $3.500 for a public appearance.[25][26] Carruth reportedly earns up to $10,000 a night hosting parties around the United States.[2] She has hosted over 300–400 parties.[27] She has also been booked outside of the United States in Amsterdam, Trinidad, and elsewhere.[28]

Awards, nominations and recognition[edit]

In 2005, Buffie was named XXL's Eye Candy of the Year.[12] She was nominated for the Vibe Video Goddess of the Year award for her appearance in Tony Yayo's "So Seductive" video. She was listed on Black Men magazine's 101 Sexiest Women.[17]

Personal life[edit]

In November 2005, Carruth's younger sister died of cancer.[10][29] In 2012, her mother also died of cancer.[8]

From 2005 to 2006, Carruth dated DJ Kay Slay.[10] In 2015, she got married to John Lewis. She lives in South Carolina with her husband.[30]

Carruth does not drink or smoke.[5][7] She has a 45-inch sized hips with the word "Tasty" tattooed on her right buttock.[2]

In 2006, Carruth got breast implants.[5] In September 2012, she uploaded a video on YouTube revealing that her buttocks are real and not the product of injections, how much urban modeling paid, how female haters fueled her career, how online models are ruining the urban modeling industry, and why she left the urban modeling industry for the fitness industry.[27][31][32][33][34][35]


  • Carruth, Buffie. (2009). "Vixen Icon". Triple Crown Publications. 978-0091874759.
  • Carruth, Buffie. (2008). "Get Your Mind Right: A Step-By-Step Look at the Modeling Career of Buffie the Body".
  • Carruth, Buffie. (2013). "Why Flat Butts Stay Flat!: A detailed guide on building the glutes".

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Buffie Carruth". HipHop Hood Community. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Westhoff, Ben (May 22, 2007). "End Run". The Village Voice. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Buffie the Body". King. July 30, 2005. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b "Buffie the Body on Tyra Banks". Broadcast syndication. buffiesbodyshopdvd. May 28, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b c d "EYEgasim: Buffie The Body". Pearl's Window. June 6, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ a b Jasper, Jacky (September 21, 2012). "Buffie The Body Blows The Whistle on Urban Modeling Industry!". Diary of a Hollywood Street King.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ a b c d Ewing, Aliya (May 15, 2008). "Buffie The Body: Model Role". HipHop DX. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ a b c d e Lane, Craig (October 20, 2012). "REAL FITNESS FOR REAL WOMEN The Ultimate BODY". Contact Atlanta. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Ace & Vis meet Buffie The Body". BBC Radio 1Xtra. AceNVisTV. September 11, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f g h Clark, Kevin (August 30, 2006). "Buffie the Body: All The Ass-ets". HipHop DX. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Buffie The Body on Rapcity With Nix in the Mix". Black Entertainment Television. djnixinthemix1. November 13, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ a b c d e "Buffie The Body To Release Memoir". XXL. April 23, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Buffie the Body: from 'Video Vixen' to Entrepreneur + workout video". BossChicks. September 22, 2012. Archived from the original on September 27, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Buffie The Body Explains Decline of Urban Modeling Industry". UnityLive. September 22, 2012. Archived from the original on October 21, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ Armstead, Christopher (November 12, 2008). "Subtle Seduction". Film Critics United. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Buffie the Body Presents Larger Than Life". Amazon.com. August 8, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ a b "Buffie Carruth". AskMen. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Buffie Carruth". Artist Direct. January 1007. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  19. ^ a b "Bootynomics101 + Buffie the Body's Tyra Show Appearance". Straight From The A. November 12, 2008. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  20. ^ "Buffie The Body's Tell All Book!!!". Hip Hop Gossip Site. April 23, 2009. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  21. ^ "Buffie The Body @BodyNomics – Back in Business". Dime Modeling Magazine. April 30, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  22. ^ Moorecheese, Jason. "Top Ten Exercises For Women By Buffie The Body". EatingHipHop.com. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  23. ^ "Buffie The Body New Workout Plan Bodynomics GOES RED! The ROPE EXERCISE! (Fat Burner For Sure!) HOTT – Video Inside". HipHopNews24-7.com. November 16, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  24. ^ "Grade A Glutes by Buffie the Body (2013)". Amazon.com. August 17, 2013. Retrieved December 1, 2013. 
  25. ^ "Your Fave Celebs Charge WHAT for an Appearance?". Theybf.com. July 26, 2010. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  26. ^ "Models Pricing". D1P: Day 1 Productions. Archived from the original on August 8, 2013. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  27. ^ a b "IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING: Buffie The Body REVEALS Why She Left The Industry And If Her BUTT Is FAKE!". Theybf.com. September 19, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  28. ^ Barrow, Jerry L. (September 20, 2012). "Buffie The Body Explains Decline of Urban Modeling Industry [VIDEO]". The Urban Daily. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  29. ^ "Seven Questions with… Buffie the Body". Real Recognize Real. August 29, 2006. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  30. ^ Westhoff, Ben (December 12, 2007). "Buffie the Body: When assets become liabilities". Creative Loafing. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  31. ^ "Rap Video Vixen 'Buffie The Body' Comes Clean About Butt Injections, Why She Left The Urban Modeling Industry, And How Haters Propelled Her Career!". LadyHipHop.com. September 22, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  32. ^ "Located in Lost & Found: Buffie the Body Explains Why She Quit Video Girl Industry". theJASMINE.BRAND. September 22, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  33. ^ "Buffie the Body Speaks on If Her Butt Is Real And Why She Quit The Model Industry". In Flex We Trust. September 22, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  34. ^ "Video: Buffie The Body Says Why She Left Video Vixen Biz!!!". Juicy Magonline.com. September 21, 2012. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 
  35. ^ Jonthemic, Jillian (September 22, 2012). "Former Video Vixen Buffie The Body Talks About Her Butt and Why She Left The Industry!". 97.9 The Box. Retrieved June 1, 2013. 

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