Karina Irby is no stranger to the nasty comments and trolls that are unfortunately part and parcel of using the internet – particularly when you have over 900,000 followers on social media.
The 28-year-old bikini designer has been repeatedly slammed for her ‘plastic surgery’ and ‘fake butt implants’ but the Instagrammer doesn’t lose sleep over it because she earned her body through hard work, and not a doctor’s appointment.
In a super honest Instagram post, the owner of Moana Swimwear decided to open up and share ‘the truth about her body’ with her mass of loyal followers.
‘For anybody waiting to see what surgeries I’ve had done to achieve this look, keep on scrolling… or leave your crazy comment below for my future entertainment,’ she wrote.
Calling the picture on the left ‘Karina’ and the right ‘Karina 2.0’, the curvy queen explained how her mindset in the two photos hugely differed.
Speaking about the left image, she said: “I thought that if I was skinnier I’d have more friends, look nicer in clothes, boys would like me blah blah blah.
“So I ate little and went on daily long distance runs (however, I did just want to listen to my new Fallout Boy playlist).
“The photo on the right was only taken two days ago, and seeing these images side by side is a little confronting.”
Karina mentions that the transformation hasn’t just been a physical one, but mental, too.
“During this time period I have experienced and learnt so much about myself, my business, my friends, and of course, my health, fitness and nutrition,” she explained.
“My mindset getting into fitness wasn’t to look a certain way, it was to live a longer life.
“I wanted to be fitter and healthier because at the time I was not healthy. I was sickly skinny and always getting ill. I’d pretty much shot down my immune system by not eating the right foods and pushing myself with cardio.”
The social media star said that she pays attention to her body and notices results from her stomach and waist when she cuts out sugar.
Karina has previously been praised for her no filter approach to Instagram, by not retouching her photos and sharing her journeys with real issues that women face such as eczema and cellulite. She was also praised for telling her followers that she loves how her body looks now, all because of her curves.
“Everyone develops and also holds onto fat differently and that is never a bad thing,” she said.
“I know there are crazy trolls out there who will say otherwise but for those who have been following me for a while, you know I LOVE being real and honest.”
We have SO much time for her refreshing approach.
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