Who/What/Why is a FUPA and why is the whole damn internet talking about it?
As of this evening, four alphabets have left the internet reeling. FUPA — not to be confused with your father’s sister’s husband — as enunciated into written word by her holiness Queen Bey has everyone asking, wait… what now?
I had to go google what is a FUPA. So there’s that. Great start to my Monday. Awesome.
— annaz tazisa (@annaztazisa) August 6, 2018
If you, like Annaz Tazisa, had to ask Google for an education, you were probably hit with this: “fat upper pubic/pussy/penis area; used in reference to a pubis with overhanging fat and flab.” But before you swear off potato chips for life and sign up for another celebrity fitness class you can’t afford, please note that the FUPA is currently enjoying an unprecedented boost in popularity ratings thanks to Beyoncé’s latest self-love affirmation:
To this day my arms, shoulders, breasts, and thighs are fuller. I have a little mommy pouch, and I’m in no rush to get rid of it. I think it’s real. Whenever I’m ready to get a six-pack, I will go into beast zone and work my ass off until I have it. But right now, my little FUPA and I feel like we are meant to be.
That’s right, ladies. Love your FUPA like Beyoncé loves selling out arenas and travel-sized bottles of hot sauce. Queen Bey commands it.
4 other celebrities who encourage you to love your FUPA
Though supermodel and all-round queen Chrissy Teigen has long encouraged women to embrace their natural bodies, stretch marks and all, this post-pregnancy photo was an empowering reminder of what women’s bodies go through during childbirth, and why we need to stop putting pressure on ourselves to bounce back overnight.
In a recent interview, Priyanka Chopra got real about how she also faces moments of self-doubt, only to power through it by reminding herself to love her body for what it is. “After Christmas and Diwali, I always put on weight,” she admitted in a recent interview. We’ve all been there, the post-holiday weight will make you obsess over extra kilos and give your self-esteem a solid beat down. “But I’m not going to look at Katrina Kaif’s abs and say, ‘Oh my God I’m not pretty because Katrina Kaif has abs’. I’m like ‘damn girl, how do you have those abs?'”
Always beating you to the punchline, Twinkle Khanna said this of her ELLE August 2018 cover: “This is probably going down as one of my favourite covers — I look my age, my size and I look perfectly happy with it all — A new book and a new look.” In an earlier interview, she reiterate the idea that a woman’s body needs to be viewed beyond just how it looks. “The one that I have now, at about 40, it’s strong, it does what it needs to do, I’m a lot more forgiving about a line here, a wrinkle there…”
At the ELLE Beauty Awards 2017, Fitness Icon Malaika Arora had these words of advice for women everywhere. “Embrace your curves, your flaws, your cellulite and your stretch marks. And love yourself. I got the award because I think I am someone who has always said it is important to remain active and fit, and I have always propagated fitness.”