8 Signs Barbie Forteza
is Your Spirit Animal
By Kel Fabie
There are just some things that refuse to go away, no matter how hard you try to move on away from it.
The original video of Barbie’s less than stellar singing is more than four years ago, yet it refuses to stop haunting her, as it recently became a meme, with various “reaction” videos coming out to her “singing.”
Some of us may not have experienced the exact same thing, but whether we realize it or not, there is a Barbie Forteza in us. Here are 8 signs that she has become your spirit animal…
8. People refuse to let you live down something long ago
Four years. It’s been four years, yet “Meron Ba” is still a walking punchline used on Barbie, as if she were the only terrible singer out there.
There are plenty of us who made one mistake long ago and still find notoriety in that. Just ask the Irishman named Billy! Barbie is out there to remind us that no matter how made you think you are, your past will always come back to bite you, and you best be ready for it.
7. You refuse to be defined by one thing.
We wish she thought to say that when she was being offered an album in the first place, but it’s not really our place to judge.
6. You’re too busy to sweat the small stuff.
Lovelife? Ain’t nobody got time for that! Just like Barbie, if career comes first, and you can let romance take a backseat by choice, then you too won’t sweat the small stuff when you have far bigger fish to fry.
Of course, looking like Barbie Forteza generally gives you the luxury to set your lovelife aside for a while, but whatever.
5. You turn drama into a game.
Most showbiz personalities get interviewed and treat it seriously, but Barbie Forteza turns it into a game. You don’t have to be a showbiz personality to do the same thing. When someone starts drama with you, you treat it lightly, and it ends up making anyone who gets ultra-serious about it look particularly silly.
4. You have unbelievable levels of self-confidence.
Barbie’s recent bikini photos notwithstanding, it takes an immense amount of self-confidence to sing the way she did on national television. If you find yourself having that kind of bravery in the face of scrutiny and potential humiliation, then yes: Barbie Forteza courses through your veins.
3. You look on the bright side of things.
When talking about the meme involving her singing, Barbie happily proclaimed that she’s grateful for the attention because in 2013, her album didn’t really blow up. Now, in 2017, she’s considering re-releasing her album to an almost-guaranteed platinum award because people are on the lookout for it to give as “gifts” to “friends.” Instead of looking at the meme as embarrassing, she saw in it an opportunity, and who among us wouldn’t love to have that kind of can-do attitude?
See what you’ve done, haters? You’ve created a monster!
2. People forget you’ve only just begun.
While we can all poke fun at Barbie right now, people forget that she’s just 19 years old. She still has a long way to go, and she could easily win us over yet, if she already hasn’t with how good a sport she’s been over all this.
When people look down on you, they generally forget that you’re far from done, and they could end up looking up to you when the time comes.
1. You refuse to let adversity get you down.
Does this sound like a lady who cares people don’t think she’s God’s gift to music?
No. No, it does not.
Just like Anne Curtis and Daniel Padilla before her, you keep doing you, and let the haters fall to the wayside.
… Then again, sometimes, haters do have valuable advice, and maybe a singing career should never have been in the cards. Either way, just don’t let it get you down.
Who do you think is your spirit animal? Tell us your thoughts below!