An Australian influencer has slammed social media users who said she “looked so different” in her first public appearance – she’d gained 9kg and the comments were “damaging”.
Mikaela Testa has amassed millions of followers who document her life as she travels the world and creates adult content.
The 22-year-old, who lives on Queensland’s Gold Coast, attended a Black Friday preparty for fashion e-tailer White Fox Boutique on Friday – her first paid collaboration with a brand since finding viral fame.
However, many fans claimed Mikaela “looked different” after a video of her posing on the brand’s media wall was shared on TikTok, prompting her to clapping back.
“I’m fed up with the negative comments! Please don’t talk about how I look different because of my weight gain. It’s harmful! Thanks,” she wrote in the comments section.
News.com.au has contacted Mikaela for further comments.
In the clip posted by the Australian fashion brand, Mikaela could be seen in a classy black dress.
The $59.95 Look Back At It Midi Dress Black features a black bodysuit with black glitter mesh covering the arms, chest and legs.
At the back, the bodysuit has a G-string detail that shows off the wearer’s bottom – which Mikaela showed by twirling around for the camera.
“You look stunning,” wrote one follower.
“Queen,” said another.
“You look freaking amazing,” commented another.
Mikaela, who recently split from longtime boyfriend Atis Paul, told fans in the comments that she’s gained 9kg recently, leading many to defend her against those who said “she looks so different out”.
“She looks healthy and happy, that’s all that matters,” said one.
“Leave the girl alone for gods sake she looks stunning,” wrote another.
And someone else wrote: “You look freaking amazing! Weight gain or not (read your comment above), you look freaking amazing, wow.”
Others have said their “jaw was on the floor” after seeing the social media star’s classy outfit, and many others said Mikaela was a “grab bag,” adding that they “need” her dress .
She wasn’t the only A-list Australian influencer at the White Fox boutique event, and fitness guru Tammy Hembrow also performed at the exclusive Sydney Harbor party.
The mother-of-three wore a futuristic silver crop top and mini skirt, both of which will be released as part of the brand’s ‘Party Collection’ on December 1st.
She rocked the metallic outfit with a pair of silver pointed heels and wore her copper-toned tresses in loose waves that flowed down her shoulders.
Tammy’s 15.8 million followers went crazy over the look, saying she’s “out of this world.”
“So hot,” said one, while another just wrote, “WOW.”
“AHHHHH so beautiful,” said another.
Over 200 guests partyed alongside Mikaela and Tammy at The Island to celebrate the brand’s Black Friday sales, which begin November 22nd.
Originally posted as Mikaela Testa, Tammy Hembrow at the White Fox Boutique Black Friday Party