TikTok Influencer Mikayla Nogueira Sets the Record Straight on Ozempic and Recent Weight Loss

Following recent comments on her videos, the social media star explained why she will never use the popular drug.
Mikayla Nogueira

Mikayla Nogueira.

American social media influencer and TikTok star Mikayla Nogueira strayed from her typical content on Dec. 27 to share a personal update and confront some unwarranted comments on some of her recent videos.

According to the Massachusetts native, her weight loss has sparked an uptick in TikTok users commenting on the methods she must be using to achieve it. In recent weeks, several people have accused her of using the popular weight loss drug, Ozempic.

While she would never “judge” anyone for their “personal choice” to use Ozempic or not—which she considers none of her business—she assured her followers that she has not been using the drug and never will.

In recent months, she has been in the process of recovering from a binge eating disorder. And “in recovery, I happened to have lost 30 pounds because... when you go through recovery and you stop binging, sometimes you’ll lose weight with that,” she explained.

In the face of the growing number of comments about Ozempic, she was feeling invalidated. “To put in all of that work for months to recover from something that has literally nearly taken your life away multiple times, to just be hit with ‘Laugh my ass off, she’s on Ozempic,’ it just sucks,” she said. “It takes away from anyone who puts in the extreme mental strain to get healthy, whether its mentally, physically, nutritionally, whatever.”

While the comments have been hurtful to Nogueira, she reiterated that she harbors no judgement toward those who use it for recovery, but she doesn’t feel that the weight-loss drug would be beneficial for her.

“For me, I don’t believe that would be good for my recovery, therefore I will never do it,” she explained. “I need to develop a healthy relationship with food, exercise, my body image and the way I think about how I look... and that is extremely difficult. And Ozempic is just not the path for me.”

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Martha Zaytoun


Martha Zaytoun is a Lifestyle & Trending News writer for SI Swimsuit. Before joining the team, Martha worked on the editorial board of the University of Notre Dame’s student magazine and on the editorial team at Chapel Hill, Durham and Chatham Magazines in North Carolina. When not working, Martha loves to watercolor and oil paint, run or water ski. She is a graduate of the University of Notre Dame and a huge Fighting Irish fan.