We all remember Buffie the Body as being like the thickest woman in the world a few years ago. She was known for her HUGE booty, but now she has a new career and also has a lot of advice for models/video girls. I think everything she’s saying is actually true because unless you develop some sort of brand through being a video girl, in a few years you’ll be old and forgotten.
You have to play it smart like Buffie and build off of what assets you have to have a long term career!
In a hr long youtube video, Buffie talked about why she left the industry and what she’s doing now. Read below:
On her modeling success and how the video modeling game has changed:
With African American women you can only go so far in the hip hop modeling industry. When I went into the industry I knew it would be short lived. I started in 2005 and I didn’t expect to be in it for this long. I knew there was something else I would have to do. I was getting crazy checks from buffiethebody.com. Nowadays the girls show everything without getting paid. It’s just for the sake of twitter fame and followers. They’re baring it all and not getting one dime. Why would someone pay to see you in your nice swimsuit when you can go on twitter and see girls butt naked. They are just messing it up for themselves because they’re selling out so badly.
On why she left the video modeling industry:
A lot of the girls are doing reality shows but in order to be the ‘it girl’ and really book shows and guest appearances you have to make a complete mockery of yourself. I’m seeing a lot of girls take the exotic dancing route just to book shows. And then there are the girls that sleep around to stay relevant. And if you still want to model you can only do the same poses for so long, so you’ll begin to do more suggestive poses until you’re completely nude.
On why she opted for the fitness industry:
I was trying to keep my body together, I never wanted to become that girl that used to be so fine. Once I finished the Tyra Banks Show women were standing there waiting for me to give them fitness advice, that’s when I decided to go full time with it. Hip hop you can only deal with a certain type of people, fitness is worldwide.
On rumors about her butt being a fake:
Questions about my butt being real started way before I became Buffie the Body. I was even surprised. Women can be very hateful towards each other. Maybe they just couldn’t take it. First they said I was wearing butt pads, then it was hormones, then injections with the gays in Atlanta, and then it was that I had implants. My poor butt has been through all kinds of ridicule. I attribute it to genetics, and with the weight gain and exercise the body started coming. What kind of women sit around and make up these rumors? They lack confidence and have extremely low self esteem, they have some kind of turmoil in their life that makes them act like that. These people need self reflection and professional help. My butt is real and I’ve said this 50 million times, I’m not answering that question anymore. It’s up to you to believe it.
To learn how to do squats and get a butt like Buffie’s watch her workout video at : http://youtu.be/J7PLEnoxZ0k