A chat with the inspiring Finau


We caught up with Finau to look into how she grew her following and where her motivation comes from.

So please introduce your self, and how did you become insta famous lol?

My name is finau formally known as carbie_2_barbie on Insta ... honestly I don’t like to think of myself as Instagram famous to me I’m just the same as everyone else but to answer the question I have no idea I don’t know how my page grew to the page it is , I’ve just always stayed true to myself and been raw and honest .

We watched your weightloss journey, and saw your struggles along the way, you share such deep truths about your self. Where does the openess come from and was it easy to share such personal infomation? And what would you encourage others who may be inspired by your story?

The reason I share and be so honest and real is because I know what it’s like sitting on the other side of a screen admiring people and their lives wishing I had what they had , but the reality is the grass isn’t always greener on the other side , the grass is greener where you water it , so I had to learn to love myself flaws and all appreciate the journey I’ve been through and accept that as a human I will and do make mistakes ..

You promote alot of small businesses including ours, why is promoting small businesses important to you?

Honestly , I love supporting people who I feel support me if I can give your page a share or do a shoutout or even a photoshoot to give you a hand and give you a little exposure then that’s the least I can do especially when you guys show me so much love & encourage me through out my ups and downs

Whats the plan for the next 5 years?
I’d love to be able to do a podcast to talk about everything and anything I absolutely love sharing and talking so I really want to create a podcast

Do you get many haters on social media and how do you cope with them?

Definitely , haters don’t really bother me but there’s a line that can be crossed and unfortunately has been crossed & that is when they bring my children into it , I couldn’t give a crap about people talking shit about me or what I look like because at the end of the day it’s affecting them more then it’s affecting me but don’t bring my children into this ...

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