Celeste Barber is many things: actress, comedian and author. But above all she is one thing: Damn funny! If you don’t know this awesome woman yet, it’s about time someone introduced you to her!
Celebrities on Instagram often seem flawless: they have the perfect skin, the perfect body, and the perfect carefree life. Even when they’re just driving their kids to school, everything looks perfect in the paparazzi photos. This is exactly what comedian Celeste Barber takes as an opportunity to parody them and their pictures. According to the motto “This is what I look like when I take my kids to school”, she provides more reality on Instagram with her normal life.
Celeste is famous for recreating celebrity pictures. She recreates celeb photos in a funny and relatable way to show that at the end of the day, it’s just a picture! Example: Kim Kardashian is lolling half naked on a sandy slope. Celeste Barber imitates her in a similar outfit. And with success! What began as a joke between Celeste and her sister, quickly took great appeal on the internet. With 8.1 million followers on Instagram, Celeste is now basically a celebrity in her own right.
Authenticity instead of self-dramatization
Her fans even include those Celeste imitates in her posts: the celebrities themselves! It’s not uncommon to discover comments from Selma Blair under her pictures, saying, ” I love you. Please be my friend.” Or Gwyneth Paltrow, who announces: “I am crying. I live for you”.
What we love about Celeste Barber? She is not afraid to show off her body, which is imperfect according to common beauty standards. It’s not about self-dramatization like 99% of Instagrammers worldwide. She doesn’t take herself too seriously, showing herself and her curves half-naked in unflattering poses – quite unabashedly. And she’s not even concerned about body positivity!
Celeste was unintentionally associated with the body positivity movement. Her goal was really just to entertain and be funny, and to do that she posts photos of herself — of her body. She is often called “brave” for this, but Celeste herself doesn’t see anything brave about it: “I’m just taking pictures of myself”. We think: For the self-evidence, composure and self-irony with which Celeste deals with herself and her body, she is a real role model!
Highly recommended: her book “Challenge Accepted: 253 Steps to Becoming an Anti-It Girl” — a raw, funny and open guide to life. Celeste Barber talks about the many challenges of everyday life: how she checks her bathroom for sharks, how Nutella literally shaped her as a woman, and why being famous on Instagram feels like being rich at the Monopoly game.
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Edited and translated by April Verite.