A WOMAN who is constantly trolled for being ‘fat’ says she’ll never go to the gym because her 23st frame is ‘sexy’.
Former beauty consultant, Olivia Messina, 27, from Toronto, Canada, loves showing off her size 22 body in skimpy clothes and promoting body positivity.
But while the plus size advocate receives plenty of praise, she is criticised in equal measure by bullies who say she’s risking early deathand promoting obesity.
Here Olivia tells Fabulous why she’s proud to be plus size, and explains why being bigger makes her MORE successful…
Olivia says: “Jumping into my car I was aware of my phone beeping incessantly.
Grabbing it from my bag I was shocked.
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A cheeky video I’d uploaded to TikTok a couple of hours earlier was racking up hundreds of thousands of views.
I sat there gobsmacked as I watched the view count switch from one million to two million views before my eyes.
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I’d made the video the night before, popping a pair of tiny eighties gym shorts and a crop top on my super sexy 23 stone body before doing my face in full glam makeup.
I felt amazing but the trolls weren’t happy.
They told me I was disgusting and should be going to the gym rather than sharing videos on social media.
But instead I jiggled, wiggled and shaked around in my super skimpy outfit showing off my plus size legs, belly rolls, size 22 body and 44H boobs
I refuse to work out daily like the bullies tell me I should.
If I did I’d end up like some people who lose weight and are unhappy with their bodies and lives” – when I’d much rather be fat and fabulous.
I’d lose my social media followers and income and I’d be miserable.
By taking on my trolls and flaunting my size I was showing them they could do their worst.
I refuse to comply with their view of how my body should look and I am literally shaking my big beautiful woman’s body in their faces.
Within days the video posted in June 2021 had racked up over five million views.
I’d gone viral and become a social media star.
I was getting hundreds of thousands of messages of support from people all over the world telling me I was ‘uber glam’, inspirational, a Queen, and a Goddess.
The trolls of course went to town and shockingly many were women, despite my female body positivity platform.
“Stop promoting obesity,” wrote one lady
“You’re disgusting,” another typed.
“That waistband’s struggling,” added another.
One man told me I'd be dead by 40.
Another wrote: “How's the life expectancy going?"
Others told me I am a bad influence, and even told me to drink bleach.
Some even criticised me of being ‘stupid’ or ‘ill-informed.’
That makes me laugh because I have two university degrees including graduating in 2019 from York University in Canada with a Masters in Social Studies.
I’m not bothered by the criticism, people can say what they like.
I won’t be fat shamed, plenty of people love the way I look – in fact I get dozens of marriage proposals a week.
I also have over 1.3 million followers across my social media platforms including Instagram, Youtube and Tik Tok.
I won’t be fat shamed, plenty of people love the way I look – in fact I get dozens of marriage proposals a week
It’s meant that I could quit my job and make a living being an influencer, something many so called ‘skinny folk’ can only dream off.
My plus size empire is growing and my fans cannot get enough of my body, my body confidence, and my skimpy dance videos, my make tutorials and fashion styling.
I wasn’t always this positive though and my journey to self love has taken over one quarter of a century.
When I was 14 years old I was a size 16 and by the time I graduated high school in June 2013 I was a size 18-20.
I was always the ‘fat friend’ accepted by the girls because I was overweight and not a threat.
Boys, especially young lads were vicious labelling me a cow, a fat arse and lard butt.
It took its toll.
In July 2017 I was my heaviest, hitting 24st and at five foot nine that does make me technically morbidly obese with a score of 50.
If you believe the BMI index that puts me at a greater risk of diabetes, heart disease and early death.
While studying at university I started working at a plus size fashion store Torrid.
I was the store's bestseller and loved styling big girls like myself to look on trend.
All the running around I did saw me drop almost 100lbs and in September 2018 I was 17 stone and went from a size 24 to a 16-18.
But instead of feeling better, healthier and more confident I felt miserable.
I’m single now but the men who ask me out have always been athletic, average build and they love my bigger figure
I knew then being skinny wasn’t the answer to happiness that I had to love me inside and out and if that meant being plus size and happy that was fine.
When my first TikTok went viral with me admitting I don’t hit the gym daily because let's face it I’d end up super skinny with no confidence I was ecstatic and terrified.
I was thrilled to have my message heard and realised I had a responsibility to educate people.
It’s also brought fans of all shapes and sizes from all over the world to my account.
I get hundreds of messages from men who worship supersized women asking me to squash them, sit on them, fart in their face or sell them my knickers.
I don’t do that but each to his own.
I started dating at 17 and have a great sex life.
I’m single now but the men who ask me out have always been athletic, average build and they love my bigger figure.
They can’t get enough of my confidence and body positivity. And yes I often get jealous looks from girls struggling to work why the man is dating me.
I have thousands of big girls telling me I inspire them and they wish they could have confidence.
I know I wont die young – I don't care what the trolls say.
I get frustrated because people automatically assume people who are plus size aren't healthy.
I walk, I eat healthy, in my opinion obesity is a state of mind.
I won’t die young because a positive mindset and body confidence is credited with long living.
I walk, I eat healthy, in my opinion obesity is a state of mind
What the bullies and trolls don’t realise is they empower me.
Frankly if they don’t like me don’t look, otherwise your views just help me make more money.
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I won’t lose weight to make them happy and if my body offends, look away.
I am just here to inspire body positivity in all shapes and sizes.
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