Buffie Carruth (1977- ), better known as Buffie the Body, is an American video vixen. She is a sort of black Pamela Anderson but instead of having huge breasts she has a huge behind – with the word “Tasty” written on it.
She has an amazing body. Her measurements are 36C-26-44 (91-66-112 cm). She says, “There are a lot of jeans that they just don’t make in my size.” But her face is only somewhat pretty at best, certainly not beautiful.
She says her body is all natural, a gift from God. Unlike Kim Kardashian or Angel Lola Luv, you do not see strange pictures of her with thin legs that seem out of place with the rest of her body. She has the thick legs you would expect in a woman like her.
But as natural as her body might be, much of what you see in pictures is airbrushed:
- She says King doctored her figure on its cover.
- The word “Tasty” is missing from some pictures – a sure sign of airbrushing.
- Her skin often has that strange golden colour that black women get when they are heavily airbrushed.
At least until 2007 she did not exercise regularly and seemed to live largely on Kool-Aid and Southern fried pork chops.
Her calendars have sold as far away as Switzerland and China, but her body does not appeal to all men. Ben Westhoff of the Village Voice for one, who met her once to do a story: “She’s sweet. But I have to come clean. The fact is, her big ass does nothing for me. Perhaps, as a white guy, I’m just not hard-wired to understand.”
She grew up in Athens, Georgia, an hour and a half east of Atlanta. The third of seven children, her father left when she was young. She became a stripper.
In 2004 a friend created a Yahoo! Group about her and put up some pictures. It was an instant hit. In 2005 she was an even bigger hit when she appeared in F.E.D.S. magazine.
Soon she was in music videos, but, as it turns out, she has only been in a few:
- Tony Yayo and 50 Cent: “So Seductive” (2005)
- Juelz Santana: “Oh Yes (Mr Postman)” (2005)
- DJ KaySlay, Papoose, Bun B, Shaq: “You Can’t Stop The Reign” (2006)
- Gucci Mane: “Go Head” (2006)
She says videos do not pay much. She sees them only as a stepping stone.
Her pictures in magazines like King, Sweets, Smooth, Black Men and XXL is what made her name. There are even special issues that feature only her.
She sells DVDs and calendars on her website and hosts parties. She does over a hundred parties a year, going from city to city.
In the film “ATL” she played Big Booty Judy.
She drives a Mercedes CLS 550.
These days she seems prouder of her credit rating than her body measurements. She is trying to turn herself into a business empire.