Sara Sampaio shakes off internet trolls
Sara Sampaio’s skin is thicker since becoming a model, but that’s not to say she’s immune to online trolls.
The 25-year-old star can be seen flaunting her fabulous figure as a Victoria’s Secret Angel, and has also walked for brands like Elie Saab and Balmain. But with her stunning appearance the model has found herself at the centre of negative comments, and Sara admits she’s been a victim of internet bullying.
“Dealing with negative comments is part of this job and I’ve had to develop a thick skin, though some days it’s easier than others,” she sighed to The Edit. “You try not (to) listen to the trolls online, but we’re not robots. Sometimes the comments really hurt us. I just try to love my body, to embrace who I am and really be the best version of myself. You have to know how much you’re worth.”
To keep her body in such great shape the brunette beauty exercises regularly, though insists you’ll never see her working out seven days a week. She sticks to a realistic two to three sessions, sometimes joining fellow Victoria’s Secret models in classes.
Sara has no intentions to cut out her favourite foods either, insisting it’s all about moderation.
“I used to be able to eat whatever I wanted, but now I have to be more careful,” she explained. “I would eat a burger and pizza and pancakes every day if I could. I won’t stop myself from eating anything, but I try to eat cleaner. It’s about balance.”
Posing in underwear for a living doesn’t come easy, but Sara has learnt to embrace stripping off for the camera. She’s even comfortable enough to wear nothing at all, so long as those involved in the shoot respect her.
“Doing nude shots is all about the connection you have with the photographer, nothing else,” Sara pointed out. “Some photographers make me feel super easy and I trust them, but there are some I don’t even want to take my clothes off in front of.”