Comedian Celeste Barber Says Her Hilarious Body Positivity Videos Stemmed from Her Insecurities

Comedian Celeste Barber Says Her Hilarious Body Positivity Videos Stemmed from Her Insecurities

Celeste Barber is used to taking up a problem.

The Australian comic has gained worldwide fame — and eight.9 million followers on Instagram —because of her hilarious body-positive posts evaluating herself to different ladies within the leisure trade. However exhibiting off her expertise as a one-woman band for PEOPLE’s Lovely Situation? That was a distinct story.

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“I used to play the flute and the pianica,” says Barber, 40, whose U.S. leg of her stand-up tour begins in July. “However to clang my knees and blow the factor was very exhausting.”

Celeste Barber shot in Sydney, Australia on April 2, 2022.

In the case of magnificence, Barber “all the time had an concept that it is who you might be, not what you might be or how you look,” she says. “It is such a cliche as effectively that magnificence comes from inside, however I am a giant believer of that, and that is fairly clear, I believe, within the work that I do.” 

A humorousness, she provides, “is essentially the most stunning factor on this planet, particularly as I become older, as a result of I really feel we’re shedding that a bit bit. The way in which the world is for the time being and the way if one thing is not humorous for somebody, then it isn’t allowed to be humorous for anybody, I discover that type of a bit scary at instances.” 

Regardless of her apparent body-confidence in her movies, Barber insists “it isn’t as if I simply have this unwavering confidence that I’m going by means of the world with. Numerous it stemmed from insecurities. Completely,” she says. “Particularly as a result of I voluntarily, blatantly evaluate myself with the trade.” 

However the overwhelmingly constructive response from followers retains her going. “You simply type of faux it ’til you discover it,” she provides. “The suggestions that I get actually helps with my confidence, for certain. As a result of I solely learn constructive remarks. Any destructive ones, it is like that did not occur. Simply drink your Kool-Support, Celeste. It is wonderful.”

For extra of Barber’s unique interview and pictures, decide up this week’s subject of Individuals on newsstands Friday.

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