Who are we?
Hi, my name is Erika Fuego and I am the founder of Fuego Curves. This brand is very dear to my heart because it represents me and my story. As a child I struggled with weight and was severely bullied for being “ugly” and “fat”. I was given cruel nicknames like Shamu which I had to answer to and was even voted “most attractive” as a mean joke at my high school banquet. At 17 years old I reached 235 pounds and I really did come to believe that I was unworthy and unlovable. I came to believe that there was something wrong with me and that being “beautiful” was just not in the cards I was dealt. It’s been almost 10 years since then and I have lost 100 pounds and managed to keep the weight off. I lost the weight by changing my eating habits and lifestyle and kept it off with dedication and discipline. I wish the story ended there and I could tell you that after I lost the weight I felt confident and beautiful and my life was perfect but that couldn’t be further from the truth. For years I struggled with body dysmorphic disorder and no matter how much I worked out or how much weight I lost I was never satisfied and I still felt like there was something wrong with me. I felt my hips were too wide, my thighs were too thick, my waist wasn’t small enough, my back wasn’t lean enough, my stretchmarks were ugly and the list goes on and on. I was still extremely self conscious. I felt like a prisoner trapped in my own body. What was a huge game changer for me was discovering Shapewear. I felt like I could finally wear whatever I wanted and not worry about my tummy or back fat. For the first time I didn’t spend hours trying on different outfits; I felt like I could throw on anything and go. I felt liberated. I started to feel less like hiding and more like I wanted to go out and have a good time. For the first time in my life it was my idea to go to the beach with my friends. I didn’t feel afraid anymore because I felt I looked good in my Shapewear Swimsuit. It may seem silly but Shapewear brought me peace of mind and confidence and it still does today. Wearing a Body Shaper had several benefits. Not only did I feel more confident but I actually lost weight just by wearing it because when your stomach is compressed you recognize when you are full faster and eat a lot less. It served as a great weight loss tool and has definitely molded my body into a more defined hourglass shape and helped tighten my skin after all the weight I lost. It has taken a lot of conscious effort to remove those labels of “fat” and “ugly” and to stop criticizing and judging myself. I had to learn to accept myself the way I am. I have wide hips, a big butt and thick thighs and I will never be a size 2. It is just not my body type. I am curvy. And that is okay. I am not beautiful like someone else, I am my own kind of beautiful. I’ve learned not to compare myself to others and to only work towards being my own personal best. I am far from perfect and still learning to appreciate, accept and love myself and I created this brand to help you do the same. In order to give something you must first have it because you cant give something you don’t have. And so in that lies the ultimate gift. I hope that together we could learn to love ourselves just the way we are and feel a little more confident with each passing day.
Fuego Curves was created with a mission to help increase body positive awareness and promote a positive self image. We want you to love yourself more right now and accept yourself for who you are. No matter what “imperfections” you think you may have, we want you to feel beautiful just the way you are. It is our mission to move you away from feeling insecure to feeling powerful and unstoppable.
Fuego Curves has the best quality shapewear in the market. We offer a quality guarantee because we know our products are top of the line. It may be more expensive for us to produce but we believe our customers are worth it. Top quality products and excellent customer service are our top priorities. We promise to never mislead our customers or lower product standards. We are a brand you can trust.