Mikayla Nogueira Embraces Her Weight Gain through a TikTok Video
TikTok star and make-up artist Mikayla Nogueira is accepting her new body. She took to TikTok to share a three-minute video with her over 11.8 million followers.
There, she revealed she had recently gone through 60 pounds of weight gain and noted that it was difficult for her to accept her new body.
Nogueira said it was “really scary” to weigh 200 pounds on her 4’11 frame. However, she added she was going to learn to love her body the way it was.
She then explained the first step to learning to love her new body was getting a brand new wardrobe, as her previous clothes did not fit her anymore. Nogueira then tried on various outfits she got from Lulu’s and Pink Lily.
“I’m going to show you guys that you can wear whatever the f*** you want if your a size 2 or size 20,” she said. “It doesn’t matter, wear what makes you happy.”
Mikayla Nogueira on her Weight Gain & Struggles
Nogueira is taking a positive approach to her weight gain. She has always been very open about her struggles with eating disorders and bulimia.
“I struggle with an eating disorder. I’m really working to overcome it and this is really difficult for me,” she said.
At the beginning of 2022, Nogueira shared that she had been battling bulimia for over seven years and had been constantly in and out of remission.
The TikTok star also revealed that her worst phase of struggling with eating disorders and bulimia started in January 2021.
“I relapsed in January 2021 and unfortunately, I was not able to be free of that relapse until December 2021,” she shared. “It was the longest I had gone without being clean.”
Nogueira then noted that her eating disorders had taken many things from her, including her joy, relationships, and her health. However, she was determined to turn it around and pledged to herself to get her health back in 2022.
“I’m taking my health back. I’m going to take care of myself in 2022 and always going forward.”
Facing Her Insecurities
Aside from encouraging people to love their body no matter the size and weight gain, Nogueira also talked a little about her insecurities in the aforementioned TikTok video.
While trying on the new outfits she had gotten for herself, Nogueira took a liking to a two-piece floral dress despite it exposing her arms, which she revealed was her “biggest insecurity.”
She described her arms as being “large and in charge,” before saying she couldn’t allow her insecurity to stop her from wearing “really cute clothes like this.”
Mikayla Nogueira got candid about her weight gain and insecurities during her TikTok video. (Source: TikTok)
Nogueira’s willingness to share her vulnerabilities and encourage others to love themselves has earned her a lot of support.
Thousands of fans and other well-known personalities have since shown their appreciation for her actions.
“This is so powerful,” a user wrote. “I’ve had such a hard time throwing away old clothes after I gained weight, but I think it’s time for a new summer wardrobe!”
Fellow TikTok star Abbie Herbert, who has over 12.7 million followers, also left a comment saying Nogueira was “glowing.”