The Anti-Barbie

Posted by: Amy in Body Image

Tagged in: women , success , self-esteem , professionals , meaning , depression , business

  Tonya Ruiz grew up playing with Barbie dolls and wanted to be just like them. So at the age of 16 she set out to do so and became a fashion model. Her career exploded and Tonya was living the glamorous Barbie life, dating millionaires, partying with the who's who of the modeling world; anything she wanted was at her fingertips. Eventually the stress of this kind of life became to much for her; battling bulimia and feeling more and more empty despite her success, Tonya set out to end her life. Watch this motivational video as Tonya tells her inspirational life story of how she discovered the answers to her emptiness, and what her Christian faith means for her life now.

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