Brenna Huckaby, Heidi Klum, Nicole Petrie and More SI Swimsuit Models Use Viral Barbie Filter to Highlight Their Strengths

Warner Bros. Pictures dropped the second official trailer for the ‘Barbie’ movie, slated to release July 21.
Nicole Petrie, Brenna Huckaby and Heidi Klum.

Nicole Petrie, Brenna Huckaby and Heidi Klum.

If you have scrolled on social media for even five minutes in the past few days, you have certainly come across the viral Barbie posters.

Warner Bros. Pictures released its second official teaser-trailer for the Greta Gerwig-directed film on April 4. The production company also dropped a collection of posters announcing the stacked cast, in addition to the previously revealed main stars Margot Robbie and Ryan Gosling as Barbie and Ken, respectively. 

Dua Lipa, Issa Rae, Nicola Coughlan, Michael Cera, Will Ferrell, America Ferrera and more are set to appear in the film, which hits theaters on July 21.

Several fans and celebrities who want to be part of the plastic life have used the Barbie Selfie Generator software to create their own versions of the posters with a cute tagline reading “This Barbie (or Ken) is a ...”

Some SI Swimsuit models have hopped on the trend as well.

Paralympic snowboarder Brenna Huckaby, who was featured in the magazine in 2018, wrote “This Barbie is giving it her all,” accompanied by a photo of herself on the slopes and decked out in winter gear.

She also created a poster for her two daughters, Lilah and Sloane. One read “This Barbie is more than enough,” while another said “This Barbie is perfect as she is.”

Nicole Petrie, a Swim Search finalist who was featured in the magazine last year, highlighted her background as a caregiver.

“I have always been inspired by the ambition and dreams that the Barbie brand encourages young kids to have,” the 28-year-old wrote in part. “But, one thing I wish I would see more of is recognition and celebration of caregivers. There are approximately 45 million caregivers in the US alone, which means you probably know or are a caregiver yourself.”

“I am proud to be a caregiver. I will always be a caregiver and caregiving will always be a part of me,” the Chicago-based model added. “I will continue to work to accomplish that and be a voice for the millions of caregivers all over the world.”

Actress Kathy Jacobs, who became the oldest Swim Search winner in 2020, wrote “This Barbie is the boss” and “This Barbie is a flight attendant” alongside photos of herself in all-pink outfits.

“I feel so popular and on trend now even [though] I’m not,” the 59-year-old captioned her post.

Heidi Klum strayed from the widespread trend a bit, but we’re not surprised by that. She used a photo from her iconic 2022 Halloween costume as an earthworm.

“This @barbie is just worming around 🪱😜💖,” the supermodel wrote. 

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Ananya Panchal


Ananya Panchal is a NYC-based Lifestyle & Trending News writer at SI Swimsuit. Before joining the Swim team, the Boston University Alum worked for culture & entertainment beats at Bustle, The San Francisco Chronicle and the TODAY Show. When Ananya is not writing or doom-scrolling on social media, she can be found playing sudoku, rewatching One Tree Hill or trying new restaurants. She's also a coffee and chocolate (separately) enthusiast.