The supermodel had A LOT to say.
Gigi Hadid is totally, utterly flawless, but apparently even she gets her fair share of criticism. Yep, body-shamers claimed her athletic figure wasn’t catwalk-worthy last year, and now they’re back to slam her for losing weight.
Basically, Gigi took to Instagram to post a snap of her on hols, and a follower responded saying she looked a lot thinner than she used to.
The supermodel wasn’t afraid to stand her ground, though.
“It’s called growing up,” she said. “Bodies change as girls become women, just as my moms body changed at the same age. Having my body judged over the span of the 4 teen-to-woman years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgement. Meanwhile… I loved my body as a 17 year old athlete and I love my body now.
“Yes, I’ve lost some ‘baby fat’, but muscle mass from my intensive volleyball training in high school has changed over the years into lean muscle from boxing, and work stress can have its affect, naturally, but purposefully changing my body has never been my thing. I still eat what I want, I’m still strong, and I’m still healthy. Your comment won’t get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who may read body-judgement comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally changing, too. Xo.”
Amen, sister. Our thoughts? Gigi is only 21 and has been working pretty darn hard for the last year or so, and she looks truly amazing for it. Let the girl live, people.