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BN TV: Chanel Ambrose speaks on Why She’s so “Confident Being Fat”



In this video, lifestyle vlogger and beauty entrepreneur Chanel Ambrose speaks on why she’s so confident being fat and happy in her skin as a plus size woman. The question on her confidence is something people ask her a lot, especially after she wore a bathing suit on holiday in Spain in July. She mentions that she was surrounded by skinny girls in their bathing suits and no one paid her any attention or made her feel fat.

Another thing she mentions is that most of the time, the thoughts that kill your confidence come from your mind and not others, and you need to think positive about yourself. You might not always feel great everyday but it’s important to keep those not so great days at a minimum.

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  1. bodunade

    October 13, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    bellanaija keep censoring my comments ..

    • Shalewa

      October 15, 2016 at 4:30 am

      Same here oooo. Several times. Ish

  2. bodunade

    October 13, 2016 at 12:49 pm

    f*t as a whale. i might as well delight in stupidity.

    • bodunade

      October 13, 2016 at 12:51 pm

      so the keyword to get censored is faaaaat

    • A Real Nigerian

      October 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Mannerless yoruba idiot.

    • Californiabawlar

      October 13, 2016 at 3:08 pm

      So is that all or is there more? BN was just trying to save you the embarrassment. Oponu ayerada….acting like they poured werepe on your body because BN wouldn’t post your dumb comments on time.
      To imagine that some people are unfortunate enough to mingle with you in real life….smh.

    • bodunade

      October 13, 2016 at 6:18 pm

      be there menstruating and ovulating over my comments. I am so chill baby. keep popping your arteries 😀

    • californiabawlar

      October 13, 2016 at 7:05 pm

      Lmaooo!! Menstruating and ovulating? Oh boy…I see you trying to go for the shock factor. chile….you’re such an illiterate, I feel bad for you. I’d say something about the reproductive system of the women in your family but it’s not their fault you turn out to be such a loser. Ovulating over a comment…hahaha…funniest shit I’ve read all week.

    • Bodunade

      October 13, 2016 at 9:42 pm

      Californiabawlar, not my fault you are faat as a whale. Let my comments be making you sweat. Oniranu. Be analyzing me up and down. Oloshi. ??
      @chris, find a long rope and hang yourself.

    • californiabawlar

      October 13, 2016 at 10:13 pm

      Lmao! this nicca is still yapping…luckily I have your time today. Boy, you know your comment is not making anyone here sweat. You’re the joke of the comment section, don’t you get it by now? Every comment you leave makes you sound like a desperate uneducated loser with no day job…I mean every SINGLE comment. You’ve been left to your devices all along and for some reason you now think a fck is given about your dumbass. smh.
      And as for calling me oloshi…why would I care? I already established the fact that you’re an oponu of epic proportions. Stupid is a stupid does.

    • Chris

      October 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

      You need to go get a real Job!! not the one where you fantasize about insulting women, but the one where you are actually someone your real father will be proud of..

    • Nawah

      October 13, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      But why? if you have nothing nice to say please shut up.

  3. A Real Nigerian

    October 13, 2016 at 1:10 pm

    There is a difference between being plus-sized and overweight/obese. She’s more of the latter.
    While she shouldn’t be discriminated because of her body, she should stop encouraging people to live unhealthy lives all in the name of pride. The pride and resulting carefree attitude that comes with being overweight can lead to and complicate serious health issues including but not limited to aneurysms, HBP and diabetes.
    Go to the gym and cut the weight and stop risking your life because you’re flying the flag of confidence.

    • LemmeRant

      October 13, 2016 at 2:46 pm

      Says the one that discriminates against an entire gender.

    • A Real Nigerian

      October 13, 2016 at 4:07 pm

      ALL NIGERIAN MEN, not ALL MEN. Nigerian men are a special breed of demons and it is not discriminating if you’re saying the truth.

    • Beautiful

      October 13, 2016 at 4:04 pm

      Get real jare, she’s not encouraging anybody to be unhealthy. She’s speaking from her own experience as a confident plus size woman and debunking the myth that fat people are collectively depressed. Sure obesity can cause depression among other things but people who are underweight face similar emotional, psychological and health challenges as well. Shoot, many people who have rock solid abs and the physique of Adonis often suffer from depression because of their quest for perfection which they cannot obtain. They struggle to look better than the next person and many times, some people create an unattainable image of what they want to look like and resort to unhealthy means to achieve it. The long and short is this: being skinny does not equal healthy neither does being fat equal unhealthy. People sometimes focus too much of physical appearance rather than their overall health. People’s insecurities make them assume that anybody who is fat must be insecure and struggling while anybody who is skinny or slim must be high on confidence.

      Have any of you done research on why supermodels who are considered to be epitome of beauty have such a high rate of drug/alcohol abuse, suicide or out of control life? Research on why many pro wrestlers, body builders boxers and fighters in general die from heart diseases and conditions commonly associated with obese people? Biko my people, stop being disillusioned by the concept of skinny is good and fat is bad… just study your own body well and find the size in which you feel your best and is also your healthiest size. Your doctor’s input should be the only relevant input on your health; not social media or anyone else. Last but not least, nobody has a right to dictate how another person should look, feel or live. Those of you coming at her sideways are simply projecting your own insecurities on her, so work on yourselves so you guys won’t be so worked up about someone else’s weight.

    • Dee

      October 13, 2016 at 10:26 pm

      Not just Beautiful but Eloquent… well said!! I love the point about nobody having the right to dictate to others. Live and let live.

    • MelaninQueen

      October 21, 2016 at 12:04 pm

      OH, boo..Please before you comment make sure you have your facts right. She is not here encouraging others to be unhealthy. If you watch her vlogs you would know. She is simply helping people to love themselves no matter what size they are. Now let me teach you something about the human body. It differs from person to person, I have come across many slimmer human beings who are what we call internal obese, but due to genetics and metabolism that is often not seen on their little physique. But ask them to run a mile and they can’t even run for a min. It is often no addressed but it happens, Now, I am not saying that big people can’t be overweight or unhealthy but not everybody is. Learn to love yourself so that your own insecurities is not see as degrading.
      Peace and love

  4. Big Tee

    October 13, 2016 at 1:15 pm

    Bellanaija……hypocrites of the highest order….if you like…cook comments and eat them….. kontinue!!!!!

    • Californiabawlar

      October 13, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      You probably said something really stupid like your friend up there. Learn your lesson.

  5. Lena

    October 13, 2016 at 1:42 pm

    Why are you people so stressed over someone who wants to be different from the norm. After all these comments now, is this supposed to encourage her or upset her. Why are people so uncomfortable with someone being happy with themselves? You can be skinny and still be unhealthy (as many Nigerians are). You can be healthy and still get ill and die from something as life is unpredictable and SHORT. we’ll come and form moral police as religious people with God’s name our mouths

  6. king Bey

    October 13, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Madam puff puff keep deceiving yourself

    • Corolla

      October 13, 2016 at 2:36 pm

      After watching this video, you can still throw jabs at her? Some of you are really twisted and sick. Sigh!

    • Chris

      October 13, 2016 at 3:20 pm

      She will remain relevant and you will remain poor ..

  7. Awiase

    October 13, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Is the name Chanel Boateng or Chanel Ambrose?which is which?Or maybe she changed it.Ok we don hear

    • Pat

      October 13, 2016 at 2:12 pm

      She changed it to her husband’s last name.

  8. Chris

    October 13, 2016 at 3:14 pm

    The one thing I think most Nigerians lack is COMMON SENSE !! How can you openly insult someone who takes pride in how God created them ?? F.Y.I THIN PEOPLE DIE OF VARIOUS DISEASES TOO.. e.g Cancer… please be mindful of what comes out of your salty mouths…

  9. iyke

    October 13, 2016 at 3:17 pm

    Sweetheart, you are a drop to your knees gorgeous lady. But you really really NEED to lose weight. You and I know that you are still dealing with your confidence and you know it. Your accent and access to disposal income may be giving you a wrong illusion of confidence especially to people that wow at you, but please, lose weight.
    You will love yourself more when you me.

    • Thatgidigirl

      October 13, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      My reply below.

    • Corolla

      October 13, 2016 at 8:58 pm

      Did you watch the video at all??!! Did you see the part where she said she is working on her weight by going to the gym etc!!! Dang, watch the thing before you talk na! And is she not supposed be confident because she is plus size? Or she should postpone her confidence till she is lepa?

    • Dee

      October 13, 2016 at 10:31 pm

      Thank you! Life is for the living! Some people here are basically saying she doesn’t have the right to be happy and confident in her own skin until she loses all her extra weight. That is SO wrong! She is entitled to as much self-love and happiness as anyone else.

    • MelaninQueen

      October 21, 2016 at 12:13 pm

      Iyke you are not only foolish but very much ignorant. If you can not see the value in things as a poor person, how can u expect to be different when you are rich. Likewise if you are not happy with yourself as a big person, what in your right mind will make you think that you will be happier as a slimmer person. the issues you need to deal with will still be there. Please educate yourself about the human mind and body and stop listening to what society tells you. Everyone whether large or small, is expected to eat right and exercise. It is not only restricted to a certain type of people.

  10. Thatgidigirl

    October 13, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    “You and I know that you are still dealing with your confidence and you know it.” No sir! You alone know what you are talking about, the lady has said she is confident so who are you tell her otherwise? If you had said something about the health implications of being overweight, maybe your comment would have made some sense. But to equate being skinny to confidence sounds really shoal.

    • Iyke

      October 13, 2016 at 6:44 pm

      Actually she is an endomorph and not an ectomorph…she can’t be skinny,but she can drop a lot of weight which is not impossible.
      Trust me,she wiill love herself more if she drops more stones…her ‘before’ and ‘ after ‘ images will be a source of inspiration for a lot of endomorphs out there.You people should quit being lazy and defensive.

    • Thatgidigirl

      October 13, 2016 at 7:09 pm

      I am not over weight, lazy or defensive….I do a minimum of 28km every week, and I am telling you this because I know you have assumed I am inactive that’s why I came to her defence. My point Iyke is that lack of confidence is not peculiar to overweight people like you have insinuated and losing weight is not the solution to lack of confidence….it may be a booster,yes. It doesn’t matter if she is a fattymorph or skinnymorph, If she needs to lose weight she needs to do it for herself and her health not because she’s trying to create an inexistent confidence or because she’s trying to prove a point or inspire someone with before and after photos. There are enough of those out there to inspire anyone.
      PS: Don’t ever consider being a shrink, your patients would OD after listening to your advice.

  11. myselfandi

    October 13, 2016 at 6:19 pm

    Chanel Boateng you are not healthy you have said so yourself in previous videos. Confidence is one thing but health problems that come with being overweight is something else. Anyway why am I even bothering this is the one Youtuber i watch occasionally who is not consistent she says one thing today and says another the next day. If only she said “maybe” when letting the world know of any recent decision ashe makes but the finality of which she declares her decisions online for her viewers only to come and backtrack when she cannot keep up with that decision few months later amuses me lol.

    • MelaninQueen

      October 21, 2016 at 12:19 pm

      Did someone probably pick on you when you were younger? Were hateful comments all that you got? because your insecurity Is not a good look on you and you should probably learn a thing or two from Ms Ambrose.

  12. Alexia

    October 13, 2016 at 6:41 pm

    She is very much aware of herself, she needs no one telling her what she already knows. Is it a crime to be confident? Is she harming anyone by loving herself? Had you taken the time to watch the video, you would have realised that she mentioned that she does have insecrities every now and again. Like everyone else! Is that what you want to hear? That she’s not happy because of her size? Leave her alone to love her beautiful self.

    • Dee

      October 13, 2016 at 10:30 pm

      Honestly… I completely agree with you. It’s like some sadistic people just want to see her and others like her miserable and hating themselves, and I can’t understand why. Yes, we all the dangers of obesity, and Chanel obviously knows this very well, but the fact is that people of all shapes and sizes have the same right as anyone else to be happy and to love themselves.

  13. Bokun

    October 13, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    To me Fat is an offensive word because it trivialises the actual health implications of obesity by associating it with just appearance . To me that’s like trivialising cancer to losing ones hair. It’s much more than your appearance it’s health. Obesity is an illness. You should be confident and tackle your health issue and not bury your head in the sand. Im a confident woman and I battle obesity. If it was just for my appearance I wouldn’t bother as I love food to much and to hell with everyone’s opinion but it’s my health and that is linked to the quality of my life.

  14. Person

    October 14, 2016 at 10:38 am

    Which one is large? big? What’s up with all the euphemisms? She is fat & obese. Let us admit it. Confidence and health are two different things. There is no way you could possibly be healthy. Your heart, liver, lungs are all working overtime. It is really hard to carry a pregnancy to full term with so much weight. Being obese has so many health implications that saying ‘body confidence’ is just parsing the real issues. We are not saying you should be miserable but you should be ACTIVELY working towards dropping the excess weight. Except you have a health condition that makes it impossible to lose weigh, there is no excuse. And we know you are not working out and eating healthy because there has been no change in your stature that we can see. It has been a while since you started talking about being large and confidence, and you haven’t lost the weight. Eat healthy, work out more. It is very simple.

    • LWKMD

      October 15, 2016 at 3:30 am

      Look everyone, there is an idiot on the loose and he or she dey comment under the ID of person. More like moronic person. Like some sensible people wrote, worry about your weight and leave the babe to worry about hers madam abi mister know it all. People like you dey troll with quack knowledge meanwhile your own life and health dey for latrine mtchewww. I imagine your own leg don twist and bow from obesity but you be size 4 for internet lmbo. Comot for road with the rest of these fools who are pained about another person weight. Face your life so you can be able to do better thing for yourself.

    • MelaninQueen

      October 21, 2016 at 12:35 pm

      Hahaha, so I know see that stupidity is the new desirable thing… you are very funny, because you speak as if you have been living with her and now know everything that is going on in her life. Boo, you just as every other ignorant person, should come correct. Please where are the actual facts in all of this. Are you a regular viewer on her Youtube channel perhaps?
      This woman is an entrepreneur and she is more active than u can ever say you are. If you decide to run for 30 min, will you make it to five? I bet you even eat more processed food than she does combined and if you went for a check up with your nutritionist what would he or she say about you?.. So you see, you should learn to love yourself first. Trust me it would make your life more worth living 🙂

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