Vicky Martín Berrocal is one of the most successful designers in our country. The Andalusian can boast of having dressed great celebrities of the likes of Sara Carbonero, Hiba Abouk, Ana Fernández or Mónica Cruz, in addition to having spent more than 20 years dedicating herself to fashion on the front line and competing against the best.
Due to her tireless work in the beauty and image industry, Vicky has become an institution in the fashion world. The designer has been a pioneer in the fight for the visibility of Andalusian art, flamenco fashion and she has managed to elevate her haute couture pieces to the most prestigious fashion shows in our country and around the world. For all this and more, Vicky Martín-Berrocal is already an icon and a living legend of our country.
Despite having tasted success and belonging to the highest social sphere in our country, the artist has spent her entire life waging a tireless battle against the scale. Vicky has suffered from body dysmorphia for many years, a disorder that has made her look bad with herself and has led her to suffer from not being able to lose weight: “I have cried for a size 40.”
The designer has just published a new book entitled Happiness has no size or age, where he has spoken openly about how bad he has had due to his weight for so many years in an industry as demanding and cruel as fashion is. In the book, which has already become one of the best sellers, Berrocal navigates between her feelings and shows herself to be more human and close than ever: ”I have cried when I have looked in the mirror, I have felt very insecure, I have had complexes”.
The beginnings of his career
Vicky Martín Berrocal was born into a family of businessmen. Her father was a professional in the business world of bullfighting and her mother was in love with fashion and the haute couture industry.
Despite starting to work as a representative of bullfighters, where she met her ex-husband Manuel Díaz González ‘El Cordobés’, she soon began to walk the path of fashion, taking her first steps with designer Ángel Schlesser. From there, the Huelva-born woman embarked on a successful path in fashion with which she has found fame, recognition and stability, obtaining some awards such as the Showcase Award for the best flamenco fashion.
Your tour on TV
Businesswoman, curious and very talented, Vicky Martín Berrocal has also dared in different formats on the small screen. Her first television appearance was as a collaborator on the program Channel #4 and a little later as a contestant on Flo’s Club
She passed as a judge for Super modelI participate in Look who is dancing! and connected with the general public in one of the most iconic editions of Masterchef Celebritythe fourth, with luxury companions such as Boris Izaguirre, Yolanda Ramos or Tamara Falcó, who was finally the winner.
His facet as an ‘influencer’
Apart from sets, catwalks and parades, Vicky Martín Berrocal moves like a fish in water on social networks. The Andalusian has more than 1.1 million loyal followers on her official Instagram profile, where she uploads all kinds of content, from professional designs and videos to other more casual publications showing her day-to-day life.
Thanks to the networks, Vicky connects with thousands of people every day and shows them what her family life is like, the small decisions she makes and what it’s like to run a clothing brand. A notable fact is that Vicky Martín Berrocal is a character who has reached all kinds of spaces and age groups, which is why her followers form a particularly heterogeneous group.
His battle against the scale
While Vicky is known for being one of the most beautiful women in our country and has never seemed insecure about her physique, the designer has had a hard time for much of her life due to not fitting into standard beauty measurements. or for being above the weight set by the industry in which you work.
In his new book, he has opened up more than ever about this topic and has explained that the issue of weight has come to condition his life in a very unhealthy, even obsessive way. Berrocal, victim of a patriarchal and oppressive society and of an industry as hard on personal image as fashion is, is now in another quieter stage of her life, learning to value herself more and accepting that her ‘imperfections’ are the ones that make unique.
Throughout his life he has tried to change his image in many ways. She went from 200 to 150 pounds, underwent breast reduction surgery, and underwent surgery to get cosmetic tweaks and feel better about herself, but now she’s realized that if you don’t make peace with yourself, everything That is useless.
With her book she does not intend to be an example of life, she simply wants to share her story in case it can help someone and inspire that one of the most successful women in the country has gone through such a difficult process to find peace with her body. This book is a journey straight into the heart of the artist, which opens up showing her fans an insecure, demon-filled Vicky who has spent much of her life trying to change her image, but is now ready To hug and love each other a lot.