Celeste Barber – The one who rose to fame Re-creating and making fun of Instagram photos of celebrities and models — says it’s “nice to cut” the beauty and fashion industry’s impossible standards.
“I felt like there were all kinds of images being put out there that were generic and sold out every day,” Barber, 40, told Page Six about making her debut in 2015.
She points out that while magazines have room for art and editorials, it’s a different story on social media.
“When you bought a magazine, you knew, Oh, Cindy Crawford is Cindy Crawford, but on social media, it sold out, ‘This is what everyone looks like,’ and I was like, ‘No, not me. Guess this is how people really look,’ or ‘I know I don’t look like that,’ so I pissed on it.”
“It’s a look at celebrity culture, the beauty industry, the fashion industry, the multibillion-dollar body-shaming industry, so it’s good to cut it down a bit,” she adds.
Since starting her series, Barber has attracted millions of fans, including Cindy Crawford, Naomi Watts, Bella Hadid, Halle Berry, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Drew Barrymore.
He too collaborated in comedy videos with Tom Ford, in which the designer teaches a barber to walk his show while she tries to steal some of the clothes from her bag. The video was played at the afterparty of Ford’s runway show at New York Fashion Week.
The “Letdown” actress says celebs know that she is making fun of the entire industry, not just her in particular.
“They understand that it is something bigger than the person,” she said. “The world they’re in… it’s cutting through the industry, you’re not taking it very seriously.”
Barber said that many people have contacted her to share that they “felt represented” and “looked”.
“But I think the success I’ve had is that I’m funny … my goal is first and foremost to make someone laugh,” she explained. “You make someone laugh and then we’re all way out. It’s always been my goal to make people laugh.”
The mom of two is currently making people laugh while touring the United States with her standup act, “Okay, Thanks.” Not along for the ride is her handsome husband, AP Robin, who often appears as her partner in crime.
“He’s really f—kingly hot in anger,” Barber complained. “Twenty years we’ve been together but I still have moments where I’m like, ‘Jesus!’
“I’m a very nondescript looking person, I can go secret without people knowing who I am, but if I’m with her, people will find her because she’s so beautiful and goes, ‘omg where is she Is?’ Even though I’m right next to him bastard, that bothers me.”
Celeste has two sons, Lou and Buddy, with Robin. She is also the stepmother to Robin’s daughters, Kyah and Sahara.