The 20 years old model is not afraid to speak up. Yesterday Gigi Hadid took it to her instagram to address those that criticize her figure.
“No, I don’t have the same body type as the other models in the shows,” Hadid wrote on her account. “I represent a body image that wasn’t accepted in high-fashion before.”
“Yes, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment,”
“Your mean comments don’t make me want to change my body, they don’t make me want to say no to the designers that ask me to be in their shows, and they definitely don’t change the designers opinions of me,” she wrote.
It’s refreshing to see that the successful model is still grounded, clear minded has she admitted that she has “let the negativity get to” her.
Gigi, who has shared the Chanel Spring 2015 runway with the iconic Gisele Bundchen, walked this season for DVF, Tommy Hilfiger, Jeremy Scott, Versace to name a few … and has accomplished in two years the impossible for a new face model. She fronts this season Tom Ford’s Velvet Orchid Fragrance, Max Mara, H&M x Balmain, Balmain ad campaigns. Her first magazine cover was shot by Bruce Weber for Carine Roitfeld CR Fashion Book, and many other covers followed. On top of that the malibu bombshell is the face of a beauty brand, Maybeline New York, which is every models goal.
While it’s shocking to hear that people would criticize her slim figure, the modeling industry has also specific standard that pushes young models to malnourished themselves in order to fit into the “model criteria”. We’ve seen so many underweight models and heard so many stories on how models get to that point.
But it would be interesting to see how the new french law banning models who have a BMI under 18 will be enforced during Paris Fashion Week.
See Gigi Hadid’s instagram post below
Gif courtesy of stylerumor.com
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