TikToker Mikayla Nogueira on How She Balances Fame and Mental Health

“I will get consumed by comments and I’ll just scroll and scroll and scroll,” she admitted. Though ignoring them entirely isn’t really an option in a job that requires actively cultivating a connection with fans, she gives herself just one hour to peruse and respond to the many queries and remarks. Then she does her best to cut herself off: “You shouldn’t be looking at the comments five hours later and reading all the new ones that come in.”

The risk, of course, is coming across that one hateful zinger in a sea of praise. “You could see 999 really sweet, nice comments,” Mikayla noted. “And then that one comment, it can just throw you off.”

Because she’s all about feeling the love these days, embracing her figure for the first time in what feels like forever and declaring in a Jan. 3 post “I actually love my body.” She credits a bit of crafty marketing from her go-to denim retailers American Eagle and Abercrombie & Fitch (“Their jeans, rather than them saying, these are plus-size, they call them curvy,” she explained, “and when I put them on, I’m like, ‘Ooh, I’m curvy'”), as well as her decision to embrace form-fitting garb and being “with someone who loves my body.”

This post was originally published on E! Online

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