Beauty & Body Image, Hot Models

VS Model Sara Sampaio’s Body Image Message

1416075550071_wps_13_I_m_proud_of_my_body_and_ - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message

On being criticized for being too skinny:

I’m not gonna let any of you bully me just because I’m skinny! Every body is different, and every metabolism is different! I eat a lot, so next time u decide to tell me to eat a burger remember I probably eat more burgers than you, I’ve always been skinnier, and probably will always be, I workout, I’m healthy and I’m happy!

Her views on body image:

The amount of hate I see thrown at me and to other model friends that I know are naturally skinny it’s ridiculous! U don’t see us shaming other types of bodies so please don’t come and shame ours (sic)! Be happy with ur body and stop shaming others! Whether they are skinny, fat, fit, with big b~~~~, small b~~~~ etc! Don’t share hate! Be happy.

… says 23 year-old Sara, who models for Victoria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated.

FFN_f_51335191 - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message

See more pictures of her next!

 

233F649300000578-0-image-6_1416326624603 - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message  1416076780596_Image_galleryImage_Mandatory_Credit_Photo_by - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message  1416328414731_Image_galleryImage_ - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message FFN_f_51333734 - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message  FFN_f_51361473 - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message FFN_f_51361478 - VS Model Sara Sampaio's Body Image Message

Previous ArticleNext Article
Editor of Skinny vs Curvy Website

Leave a Reply

65 Comments on "VS Model Sara Sampaio’s Body Image Message"

Notify of
avatar
Sort by:   newest | oldest | most voted
Agatha
Guest
Agatha

No. Just no. That’s not the way “metabolism” works, is not magic. Don’t know who she is, but she looks good. She uploaded a picture of herself in front of the mirror wearing underwear/bikini, so she kind of asked for that attention. I’m tired of egocentric people…

x
Guest

Yeah? I doesn’t work that way just because you decided that? I have her same body, I eat a lot and I do sports, but still I can’t gain weight. But still people think it’s ok to shame my body just because I don’t have to struggle with diet. Please get some informations before speaking…

sally
Guest
sally

Okay dear, so see you in 5 years, if you are still as skinny as you are, then I believe you… If not, then you will just sounded as ridiculous as all the women who claim they eat mcdonald 3 time a day and never get bigger….

x
Guest

I never said I eat McDonald. I hate junk food. I’m 19 years old, I’m fully developed, my body is not gonna change that much.

deb
Guest
Ok, i’m older than you, 5 years older… let me tell you something… you better start thinking that you are not in the 0.05% of woman population that are ”supposely naturally skinny not matter what” because one day, when your metabolism will slow down or when your activities will be not as often as you wish you could, you will get slowly bigger. You may still fit you 0 size jeans but you may not… the things is that no one I know can eat without restrictions and without sports and stay as skinny as the girl on the picture.… Read more »
Alexandra
Guest
Alexandra

19 please. At 25 you’re going to be a whole new person. Eat while you still can, belive me, I’ve been there

Sidney
Guest
Sidney
The differences in metabolism are usually relatively small, though big enough to allow some freedom to those who have a bit faster metabolism. Exercise and an active lifestyle of course helps so those people might feel like their metabolism is fast by nature. I think fairly commonly the problem in not being able to gain weight is to do with malabsorption… I guess those problems can vary a lot… Thus some people just stay relatively skinny and don’t suffer a lot of other effects while others have to be on a doctor recommended diet and take a whole lot of… Read more »
Uma
Guest
I can’t believe how many people fall for this metabolism bs. You are so right but, alas, the replies to you prove people are very ignorant on the matter. Differences in metabolism between people are minor, it is not a magical thing, it is science, its function and mechanism are proven. People who say they eat all the time and can’t gain weight are either (i) way overestimating what they eat or (ii) have an underlying conditions that affects weight gain and absorption of nutrients. It works both ways: there are no magically fat people and there are no magically… Read more »
a
Guest

lol yup. people are just stupid sometimes.

Anna
Guest
Anna

THANK YOU!!!!! Exactly.

tsuldegnareflax
Guest
tsuldegnareflax

who cares…

Joyce
Guest
Joyce

She may look like that naturally, and that’s fine. I personally don’t think she’s very attractive, and I’m surprised VS would hire her. I’m sure they’re going to have a rep contact her to chill out, because she’s been going off about body image a lot lately.

Andrea
Guest
Andrea

beautiful!

S
Guest
I don’t like the label “real women” = “larger women.” We are all real and should be respected and not judged off our appearance. So I like her point and I agree with her, BUT it’s just hard to accept coming from a Victoria’s Secret model who’s body type is the accepted “ideal.” Of course that is no reason to hate on her, but when you become famous and make millions of dollars off your body and looks it’s hard to feel too sympathetic. The fact is, girls look up to her (mostly) unattainable body. I blame Victoria’s Secret not… Read more »
Guest

‘I blame Victoria’s Secret not Sara.’ Yes. It’s such a hypocritical brand. ‘For girls and woman with curves’, and on the runway it’s all skin over bones. Speaking about a contradiction….

S
Guest

Word!

Juju
Guest
Juju

Yeah I’d like to see women of all body types and of various weights, with different bone structure and different heights, different skin colors….
But of course it would require much more knowledge of the right cuts for each body shape, and more work so they stick with what’s easy.

Sia
Guest

I hate when they use “real women” to describe larger women,it’s actually so offensive.

I’m not going to dis the VS models bodies because they are beautiful but I would love to see women with a bit more on them modelling lingerie.

gergana
Guest
gergana

Yeah, it’s like if I gain some weight I will become more real than I am now. 😀

Taylor
Guest
Taylor

Wtf….HOW is she so skinny?

Rosa
Guest
Rosa

As a person who is naturally skinny, I can tell you that the reason she’s so skinny is because she doesn’t eat enought food. You just have to look at her arms to tell she’s underfed. Naturally skinny my a*s.

Ana
Guest
What? What about her arms? i have these twin friends, they’re super skinny and it’s completely natural (I lived with them for more than a year so i know, they ate a lot, especially fried food) and their arms are even skinnier than Sara’s. You can be naturally skinny but maybe not so much in your arms! It depends, even myself I eat freely chocolate, fast food, evreything is in the menu and I only gain (and never very much) in my hip/a~~ area. The rest of my body remains quite thin. It’s different from body to body, her arms… Read more »
Hannah Louisa
Guest

She has a gorgeous face but she’s a bit too skinny for my taste which is not a problem as it is only my opinion.

ar
Guest
1) about her quote : I definitely agree with her, I’m very skinny myself and it’s hard to gain weight, especially without putting it all on your belly and still looking just as gangly except for an obvious bloated swollen looking belly , which is not healthy. Some peoples normal isn’t everyone else’s normal. As long as she’s truly healthy , and not starving herself , she looks okay to me. 2) but who on EARTH was responsible for hiring her at VS?? They’ve been hiring a lot of models that just don’t look like lingerie models at all !… Read more »
C
Guest

I wonder what her definition of “eating a lot” is. Anyhow she isn’t too thin she’s a young model who is probdbly 5″7 and 120 lbs. she’s thin but not severely underweight

S
Guest

If she’s 5’7 then no way is she 120. More like 112. Few fashion models are 120 at 5’10 even, 115 is more like it.

C
Guest

Victoria’s Secret models are a bit bigger than night fashion but yeah she could be 115 at 5″7

taloes
Guest
taloes

dear silly girl, it’s not about shaming, it’s about expressing an opinion, in this case, that “naturally skinny” girls is a bs concept.

you’re skinny because you need to stay below a certain weight as mandated by your modeling agency to attain a certain pay grade

Baba
Guest
Baba

i love this new game which is picking instagram photoshop distortions. between her left elbow and belly…illuminati confirmed ? 😀 funnier than where’s wally. Anyways, i wish i had such nice hair…sigh

Snugglepup
Guest
Snugglepup

She’s a slim girl, I don’t see why someone would “skinny shame” her, she isn’t that thin. She doesn’t look like she’s on a hunger strike. But of course everyone should cut the shade throwing towards any kind of bodies. And metabolism can do something, but the reality is that eating junk does result weight gain. Also… is there some reason why everybody is like “I eat 8 pizzas everyday but I’m just naturally skinny ;)”

pampita
Guest
pampita

Well if she is 5’7 I think she if closer to 108-110 pounds. When I had an eating disorder I had similar body proportions.
Also I am so tired of celebrities/models,etc. taking bikini selfies and then try ing to play them off as something other than showing off. Im sorry but if it is just you in a mirror posing, yes, you are asking for attention.

C
Guest

If she is 5″7 it seems she is more Aroubd 120 to me because she is not SUPER skinny

Guest

Trolololol. Again overestimating.

C
Guest

If she is 5″7 it seems like she’d be more Aroubd 120 lbs. she is skinny but by bony

Uma
Guest

Of course she is nowhere near 120 lbs, we’re just having this discussion again because our old friend C still overestimates weights and underestimates them as well until everyone is 120-130 lbs. 110 lbs is a good guess, I agree.

C
Guest

o I am 5″4 and look like this at Aroubd 110 lbs so it’s reasonable to guess at 5″7 she is around 120 lbs.

Sarah
Guest
Sarah

That is a reasonable guess but I’d say she weighs 110 lbs tops. I interned at a big modeling agency and every single girl was so much skinner in person even “plus size” models are skinnier in person.

Mara
Guest
Mara

You probably have reverse body dysmorphia then.

C
Guest

Why would u think that?

CK
Guest
Not sure if she means she’s someone not genetically predisposed to put on weight easy&with healthy habits&workouts this body seems natural to her cos it’s easy for her to maintain(and “eat a lot” can be interpreted differently) or is she one of those “eat a ton&and stay skinny” people (i have a cousin like that, in childhood we lived few years together, were BFFs did everything together, our level of activity& what we ate (mostly home-cooked stuff usually semi-healthy or healthy) was the same but amount of food she ate was twice as much&she snacked a lot in between, yet… Read more »
Guest

It’s just like pro athletes who take s—ids to gain an edge. In some sports it’s part of the culture and necessary to compete, but everyone knows the risk. Most models know that in general skinny is what you have to be right now whether it is achieved naturally or by near starvation. If she wants to be skinny to get ahead in her industry so be it.

Guest

I just don’t find her attractive. At all. Not face wise, or body wise. And this comment of her, makes me think she isn’t very smart either.

Jackie
Guest
Jackie

I agree with the message, as in skinny shaming is not okay. However she did not communicate this well. She sounds super arrogant. “I will probably always be skinneir than you”??? Wtf, that sounds really bratty… Like she’s super proud (in a child-like way) of being skinnier than everyone else.

Tessa
Guest
Tessa

She didn’t say that. You should go reread that statement. And all the people that liked your comment.

Veronique
Guest
Veronique

For some reason this statement just really annoys me.

Blair
Guest
Blair
While I agree with her that you should not shame others and you should be happy with what you have, her message would’ve gone over a lot better if she didn’t deliver it in such a defensive way. I understand it’s probably difficult to be in the public eye and to have your body criticized, whether you’re being criticized for something you have naturally or for something you’ve achieved through hard work. However, being in the public eye as a Victoria’s Secret model means she’s held up as an extremely high standard of beauty, and I’m sure she receives a… Read more »
chris
Guest
chris

I rememeber a post of her q year and a half ago maybe where she was thicker and had none of the tone we see.

Annie
Guest
Annie
M3
Guest

I used to be overweight, and worked very hard to lose over 50 pounds. As a woman who’s been every size from 0 to 14, I’ll admit that Taylor Swift has my ideal figure – very slender and elegant in absolutely everything she wears. I know most men would prefer a Sophia Vergara body shape, but admit it, ladies… Deep, deep down, most of us wish we could be as thin as this model. Every time someone tries to body-shame women for being too small, I think, “Ah, you protest too much.”

urbandecay
Guest
urbandecay

Why is it so difficult to understand that not every woman wants to look like a VS model? I personally don’t, b/c I’m happy the way I am and my body shows my heritage. I come from an Eastern European Jewish family-meaning all the women are on the short side with bigger hips and breasts and curly hair. I’m happy I look like that instead of a 6ft tall Brazilian woman.

a
Guest

agreed. my body reflects my lifestyle, which is something i’m proud of, so I’m very happy with the way i look – happier than almost any other girl i know, regardless of looks/body type. I’ve been 30 lbs thinner than I am now but I love my body WAY more now than I did then 🙂

Francoise Câmara
Guest

One word…TUGA!!! Estou-me a cagar para o disparate mas fico feliz de ver uma Tuga neste site! 🙂 Tenho orgulho que ela esteja a conseguir e o mundo da moda é messed up mas isso não é culpa dela. Sooooo! Força Sara!

amelia
Guest
amelia

So.. lets presume that what she has said is right.. that she eats and eats and eats, and still stays ultra slim. Then wouldn’t the opposite be true? That “plus size” girls can diet and diet, and no matter what they do, can’t lose weight?

Kate
Guest
Kate

yea if they have some kind of medical condition, otherwise, no. i’m not saying everyone should be skinny. some people are healthier with a little more weight, it’s whatever is right for your body. but no one is meant to be Gabourey Sidibe size.

lc
Guest

She is gorgeous, stunning, love her figure too. But I don’t believe she eats all of that, and she sounds kind of dumb, to be honest. She must think we are stupid lol.

retrobanana
Guest
retrobanana

exactly she is beautiful and has great body but I don’t think she has much going on in the brain department

retrobanana
Guest
retrobanana
If I looked like her I wouldnt’give two craps what anyone said or commented about me. She is so beautiful and sexy…I have not seen her a lot lately I hope she does not replace Adriana Lima for VS. I cant really sympathize with her…whoever is skinny shaming her should not bother her she is beautiful. And before everyone gets on me that models have feelings… maybe they do but I think they will be just fine. I would not mind walking around and lookng like Sampaio, Agdal, Dunn, or Smalls and get a 10,000,000 posts a day saying “eat… Read more »
C
Guest

I look like her at 5″4 and 110 lbs which isn’t unhealthy at all! She is fine

a
Guest

most people would not look like her at 5’4″ and 110… try 5’4″ and 95 lbs. either you think you are thinner than you are or you have a really low bf% and lots of muscle.

jjj2
Guest
jjj2

I think she looks great. Very nice body! Good for her!

ginger
Guest
ginger

Well, having seen her in person I can tell you she’s really scaryskinny. She used to model for other lingerie and swim brands before vs hired her and she was a bit heavier so “naturally skinny” my a–! She put a lot of weight down to get the deal with vs because that’s what every model does to work with them.

Nikki T
Guest
Nikki T

Damn I wish I had her stomach… sigh.

ariab
Guest
ariab

It would have been a good statement if she omitted the “i eat a lot” part…

Strawberry
Guest
Strawberry
She’s gorgeous. I don’t know why she cares so much what strangers think of her body, but she’s probably just a sensitive person. Nothing wrong with that. She doesn’t look too skinny to me, compared with other models that are around. She clearly doesn’t eat tons of burgers all the time though. Maybe during times of stress, or when she’s working hard and exercising a lot she might eat a lot, but not all the time or else she’d be fat. All our bodies work in the same way and our metabolic rates are the same unless we have thyroid… Read more »
a
Guest

whaaaat that woman as an amazing figure! god, people are crazy.

wpDiscuz