These Pictures of Married at First Sight Alum Martha Kalifatidis Are Straight-Up Fire
Martha Kalifatidis, who rose to fame starring on Married at First Sight last year, where she met her partner Michael Brunelli, is not one to shy away from a tasteful nude. The influencer and presenter appears totally unashamed of showing off her body, inadvertently encouraging other women to be confident in themselves.
Her latest picture this week, of herself and Michael presumably naked and enjoying McDonald's soft-serves in bed, has received negative attention. But Martha's definitely versed in ignoring the haters, with her cheeky caption, "Life's short eat the ice cream. 🤷🏻♀️," summing up her subtle brand of body positivity.
In July, when #ChallengeAccepted trended globally as women posted black and white pictures of themselves celebrating women's empowerment, Martha shared her own message, along with a photo of herself in just a cardigan.
"I genuinely love lifting up women and empowering them," she wrote. "I have always strived to do so . . . even if that may be with an eyebrow pencil or a lipliner. I feel truly content and rewarded when I can make another women feel confident."
Martha spoke candidly on Instagram in June about being criticised about her weight. While she would usually be able to let go of that kind of negative feedback, another woman calling her "chubby" led her to feeling "stress, self-hatred and unhappiness" for two weeks.
"So here's a 'Fuck You' to that comment," she captioned a photo of herself sitting on her bed in her undies. "A photo of me today, unfiltered, unedited and a few kilo's heavier. Knowing that a few long walks and a few salads will get me back on track.
"My message to you, and the purpose of this post, is that if you're feeling bad about the snacks you've eaten, the workouts you haven't done and the number on the scale . . . self loathing won't fix shit, trust me!
"I want you to know that putting on weight is not the end of the world, and if you have ppl in your life or on social media that have something to say about your weight they best have a set of abs or they can fuck right off!"
Martha told body+soul about her approach to people body-shaming her online in December last year: "Unless you look like Bella f*cking Hadid, then you shouldn't be commenting on other people."
She grew up when the super thin Mischa Barton and Paris Hilton were the models of attractiveness, knowing she could never meet those standards of beauty. "There is no diet to turn a 5/2 voluptuous little Greek Girl into a 5'11 waif thin supermodel.
"The advice I'd give my [younger] self is the quicker you can accept the body you've been given, the more you'll have with it."
While she admitted she wanted to make a "tweak" to her breasts, she also said she "wouldn't change a thing about [her] body now": "Sure I'd love to tone the back of my thighs, but regardless of whether I do or don't, I'll still me wearing a teeny tiny bikini all summer."
Yes, Martha! Let's celebrate her teeny tiny bikini — and even more revealing — moments!