Editor’s Note: “Feel Rich” is our partnership with QD3, the talented son of music legend Quincy Jones. “Feel Rich” is all about creating a healthy lifestyle for Hip-Hop culture – both the artists and the fans. Enjoy!
Born and raised in Athens, GA, the third of seven children, Buffie Carruth had a very humble upbringing. Coming from a very close-knit family, she was all too familiar with the struggle and hardship of not having much but the necessities. Her younger sister passed away from cancer in 2005, and her mother lost her battle with the illness in 2012. Those two tragedies have been the most confusing and trying moments of her life.
In 2005, Buffie hired a photographer to do a swimsuit shoot, just to have photos to give to her boyfriend as a gift. Without her knowledge or consent, the photographer posted the photos online. Little did she know, those very same pictures would be the catalyst for the “Buffie the Body” phenomenon, and her road to industry stardom began. Never aspiring to be a “video vixen,” she took this blessing and has never looked back.
Magazine after magazine (with over 12 covers), countless radio requests, an abundance of hosting gigs, movie offers, and TV appearances thrust Buffie on a whirlwind of popularity and worldwide travel for the seven years that followed. "Buffie the Body" became an internet sensation, a top video vixen, and one of, if not, the #1 household name in urban modeling.
Embracing the fact that women always approached her for advice on keeping in shape, Buffie decided that she had accomplished as much as she could in the Hip-Hop world and transitioned into the health and fitness industry. Buffie recognized a niche market within African American community: women with curves, and their need for exercise guidance. She knew there was a massive void in the health, wellness and fitness industry, for women with an ample backside, given their lack of knowledge about exercise and eating habits. Moreover, she noticed that there is a big misconception that one has to be thin, with very few curves, to be considered fit and healthy.
Shortly after making an appearance on the "Tyra Banks Show" in 2007, and realizing her impact she made on her body's transformation topic, she started Bodynomics.com. She then began her research head on, reading and speaking with fitness trainers in order to obtain the tools needed to bring awareness to the masses. In 2012, she became a Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) through The National Academy of Sports Medicine.
Buffie’s future plans are to produce her own line of fitness DVDs, traveling the world to promote health and fitness, as well as to launch a fitness segment on television. She strives to fill that void and teach women the “real deal.”
In spite of all the fame and credentials, Buffie Carruth wants to be remembered as a relentless and hard working woman, who may have been introduced to the world because of her voluptuous ASSets, but is currently enhancing the world with her work ethic and overall eager attitude on making our women more aware of their health and bodies. She’s confident that her past celebrity background can educate, empower and inspire more women to get active and to live healthier lifestyles.
Follow Buffie the Body on Twitter (@BodyNomics).