This Body Positive Influencer Created a TikTok Tutorial on How to Be ‘Gorgeously Fat’

The makeup artist clapped back at criticism in a recent video.
Mikayla Nogueira

Mikayla Nogueira.

TikTok creator Mikayla Nogueira is best known for her flawless makeup tutorials on the social media platform, but the 24-year-old influencer is also a body confidence queen.

Earlier this week, Nogueira responded to accusations that she edits her body in her videos by clapping back with a clip she captioned “HOW TO BE FABULOUSLY FAT 💯.”

“Welcome to How to Be Fat for Dummies,” she said in her post. “I’m going to teach you how to be beautifully fat, gorgeously fat, but snatched. Let’s f-----’ go.”

She stood in front of the camera in a bra and undies to show off her natural body before layering on two pairs of shapewear. Nogueira then spun around to display her natural figure from different angles while sharing that she weighs 200 pounds and is 4'11" for reference.

“This is just my body as it is and I am totally happy with it—I actually love my body, which I never used to be able to say,” Nogueira shared.

She then recorded herself putting on a Spanx thong and a pair of Maidenform Thigh Slimmers to “cinch” and “snatch” her waist. The makeup pro, who has 14 million TikTok followers and 2.4 million loyal fans on her makeup IG account, then put on a red sparkly, one-shoulder bodycon mini dress on camera.

“As you can see, snatched, and there’s no f-----’ filter,” she said.

Nogueira’s video has racked up 9.9 million views and has garnered 51,000 comments in just two days.

“2023 Mikayla said ‘not this year honey’ and I AM HERE FOR IT!” commented one fan, while another follower said, “I teared up when you said ‘I love my body’ I remember watching you struggle with eating some days, and I’m so proud of the healing you’ve accomplished.”

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Cara O’Bleness


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