A quick interview that is… Jeez, you have a dirty mind!
I first learned about Stefania Ferrario – one of my very favorite models ever!! – from an Instagram post by Dita Von Teese, and I quickly fell in love with her look, vibe, and body-positive, be-you message. I soon found out that she’s a fan of Queen Bettie, which makes perfect sense, as the two goddesses have a lot in common.
They’ve both had to deal with size discrimination in the modeling industry, are fierce advocates for courageous self-expression, and refuse to conform to mainstream norms. Not to mention they are both iconic beauties who are innovative and creative, and they freely express their sexuality in a way that is joyful and authentic. Clearly, I could go on and on. But I’ll let Stefania tell you a bit more about herself in this quick Q&A.
BY TORI RODRIGUEZ
Bettie Page Fitness: You seem like you’d be a blast to hang out with. What do you like to do for fun in your free time?
Stefania: Watch horror movies and music clips from the 80’s, lol!
BPF: What are your favorite types of exercise?
Stefania: I've enjoyed trying out Tai chi, and now yoga on my new Bettie Page yoga mats!
BPF: How do you strike a balance between being mindful about your eating without being too restrictive?
Stefania: I just remind myself, “Everything in moderation” – including moderation itself! :)
BPF: What some of your favorite ways to recharge?
Stefania: I like taking my time to do my glam makeup when I have the chance. Otherwise, I'll put on my James Dean and head out bare-faced and boyish.
BPF: When did you first learn about Bettie?
Stefania: To be honest I cannot remember the exact time. It feels like I've always known of her.
BPF: What are some of the things you most love and admire about her?
Stefania: She was a free spirit in numerous ways. She lived her life to the fullest and tested out different avenues in her life. I feel bad that time got to her, however. She was always beautiful to me, even in her later years.
BPF: What’s next in your world in terms of work, personal, or anything else you’d like to share?
Stefania: I just want to keep modeling. I'll be staying in Australia from now on, however, after my experiences of treatment in the great USA.
BPF: It sounds like somebody deserves an ass-whuppin’… I’m so sorry to hear this. I hope you’ll change your mind someday and return to grace us with your spectacular presence!