Bikini designer, 29, refers back to older woman who called her “fat” in the mall – and says she loves her “mistakes”
- Instagram star Karina Irby has responded to a woman who told her she was ‘fat’
- She took revenge by posting a happy photo on the beach, which means that she doesn’t care
- It is the second time that the bikini designer is ’embarrassed’ by a stranger
- The Gold Coast resident, 29, is an outspoken advocate of body positivity on social media
- She encourages women to embrace their natural physique and “flaunting” flaws
A swimwear designer has responded to a stranger who called her “fat” in a shopping mall by posting a carefree photo on social media where she grinned from ear to ear in a tie-dye bikini on the beach.
Karina Irby, 29, was surfing in a mall last week when an “older woman” noted her weight.
The Gold Coast influencer took revenge by telling the incident to its million Instagram followers, meaning she is not interested in the opinion of strangers and encourages women to embrace their natural physique and show off “flaws.”
“It’s easy to get someone to upset their unsolicited opinion, but just show off those” mistakes “instead and watch their eyes roll,” she said in the caption.
Gold Coast swimwear designer Karina Irby responded to an ‘older woman’ who called her ‘fat’ by posting this carefree photo on Instagram, meaning she is not interested in the opinion of strangers
Fans thanked Karina for creating confidence and self-esteem among young women and urged her not to stay phased by cruel remarks.
“If people have to comment on someone else’s body, why not say something positive – the world would be much better off if we showed love and respect to each other!” a woman said.
Another called Karina “the most beautiful” ever and said she had inspired her to feel confident in her own skin for the first time in her life.
It is the second time that the designer has been ‘body shamed’ by an older person she does not know.
Karina has long been an advocate for body positivity and regularly shares candid photos that prove how quickly female form can change as a result of hunger, overeating and restrictive clothing
Fans thanked Karina for creating confidence and self-esteem among young women and urged her not to stay phased by cruel remarks
The first one concerned her eczema, a condition in which the skin itches, becomes red, dry and irritated and something that Karina has been struggling with since her teenage years.
Based on personal experience, the star has long been an advocate of body positivity and regularly shares candid photos and videos that prove how quickly the female shape can change as a result of hunger, overeating and wearing tight clothing.
In January, Karina showed how quickly her flat stomach can swell by placing photos next to each other that were only taken a few hours in succession.
The dramatic swelling was caused by going too long without eating, drinking ‘way too many’ bottles of water and sitting in tight shapewear for more than three hours in the car.
Five-hour change: In an unedited post uploaded to social media in January, the owner of Moana Bikini showed how easily your flat stomach can swell within a few hours
Within an hour of removing the restrictive clothing and eating a small portion of nutritious food, Karina’s belly returned to its “normal” shape.
“It’s crazy how the body works! Keep in mind that every body is different, so please don’t judge your own reactions based on someone else’s, “she said.
“This is just a funny little reminder not to be hard on yourself if your stomach decides to blow up.”
Her million followers, who are used to seeing similar “reality check” messages, said they were happy she had posted such a message.