Cris Galera: Lingerie model marries HERSELF to preach ‘self-love’!
The 33-year-old model and influencer said, 'I did my own makeup and hair and everyone was watching because I didn’t have a fiance'
A Brazilian lingerie model and influencer from Brazil who was tired of relying on men reportedly married herself in a ceremony outside of a Catholic church in São Paulo.
Cris Galera used to think she needed a relationship or a partner to lean on in order to be happy. However, after spending some time as a single lady, she realized that all she needed to do was love herself. Galêra sported a white dress with a "killer neckline" for the solo wedding ceremony. Flaunting her best features alongside a floral arrangement, the voluptuous model revived a trend called sologamy, which sees people wed themselves in the spirit of self-love, the New York Post reported.
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“I wasn’t ashamed, I went to church with determination,” Galera told the newspaper about her unconventional wedding. “I did my own makeup and hair and everyone was watching because I didn’t have a fiance.”
Cris Galêra, a Brazilian lingerie model and influencer, recently married herself in front of a Catholic church in So Paulo to promote“self-love.” pic.twitter.com/9LhRYliYXm— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) September 11, 2021
“Most people loved it and found it interesting. They think I’m kidding, but I actually married me! And some women said they’ll do the same,” she said, adding that “thousands” of men have offered to marry her.
Galera admitted that she was driven to carry through with her recent nuptials after issues from previous relationships. "Men have difficulty being faithful or staying with just one woman. They want several [women] at the same time," she continued. "I reached a point where I matured, I realized that I am a strong and determined woman. I was always afraid of being alone, but I realized that I needed to learn to feel good about myself. When that happened, I decided to celebrate it," she said, as quoted by The Daily Star.
“I like to be a priority and I am my priority," Galera added to the Post.
The risque model left a small town in Brazil some years ago aspiring to make it big as an influencer on social media, and from the looks of it, she seems to be doing quite well. Galêra, who isn't shy about posing in the nude, says she's still open to someday finding a companion. “I will never divorce myself, but also if a new love appears, I will want to live the experience. I’ll put the person in second place, first, it will always be me," she declared.
Galera also responded to haters who called her wedding ceremony an attention-seeking stunt. “The offenses and criticisms do not reach me! When you’re happy, nothing shakes you, nothing affects you!” the bride explained.
The 33-year-old is now looking forward to self-honeymooning in both Paris and London come November. “The most fun was the feeling of fulfillment and pride in marrying myself…I will not be disappointed, I will not betray my trust and I will love myself above all," she concluded.
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All things considered, curbing sexism in modern-day society is still a mammoth task. MEAWW previously reported how a pastor was labeled "sexist" after he delivered a sermon telling women to keep their body weight under control because sex is the "main reason" that men marry women.
Stewart-Allen Clark, a preacher at the First General Baptist Church in Malden, Missouri, said in his February 21 that each man needs "an attractive wife." According to him, not all women can be "trophy wives" like former first lady Melania Trump, but "you don't need to look like a butch either... To him, you should look like the most beautiful woman in the room."
As reported by Newsweek, the preacher dedicated an entire section of his sermon to that topic, including one anecdote from his days as a marriage counselor when a woman apparently lost 100 pounds after her husband called her "a fat b*tch."