Buffie Carruth (born January 7, 1977), also known by her stage name Buffie the Body, is an American model, fitness instructor.
Carruth was born and raised in Athens, Georgia, United States.
She is the third of seven children.
As a teenager, Carruth was a size 3 in jeans and weighed 119 pounds.
She visited a nutritionist and started drinking supplement shakes to gain weight.
In 2001, she started gaining weight up to 180 pounds, and then down to her current weight of 173 pounds.
In 2004, while in Baltimore, Maryland, Carruth met a photographer at a club.
She hired him to do a swimsuit photo shoot at her hotel, intending the photos as a gift for her boyfriend.
However, without her knowledge or consent, the photographer posted the pictures online.
The photographer then sent her links to the different websites where the pictures were featured.
In February 2004,the pictures were posted on a Yahoo group, and within a week 20,000 people signed up to view them.
Carruth was subsequently contacted by rapper Tony Yayo.
Within a four-month period, Carruth appeared as a video vixen in the music video for Tony Yayo and 50 Cent’s So Seductive, and was featured in magazine layouts for King, XXL and Black Men Magazine.
In April 2005, she launched and expanded her website: BuffietheBody.com, where she did swimsuit modeling, which attracted considerable interest on the Internet.
In 2005, Buffie was named XXL’s Eye Candy of the Year.
In 2006, Carruth played the role of Big Booty Judy in the film ATL.
In 2008, she appeared in the independent dramatic-thriller film,Subtle Seduction.
She was nominated for the Vibe Video Goddess of the Year award for her appearance in Tony Yayo’s “So Seductive” video.
Buffie Carruth husband and children
From 2005 to 2006, Carruth dated DJ Kay Slay.
In 2015, she married John Lewis.
She lives in South Carolina with her husband.