Model Gigi Hadid had enough with the people criticizing her body type on social media, and decided, at long last, to confront them.

Gigi Hadid Vs Body Shamers

Hadid, 20, had tried to ignore the steady stream of negative comments popping up on her Instagram pictures. But, after awhile, the jabs started to get to her. In the end, she decided to respond to them from a place of confidence and body empowerment.

“No I don’t have the same body type as the other models in show. No, I don’t think I’m the best at any given show,” Hadid wrote. “You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker that’s confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change. I’m just doing my job. I represent a body image that wasn’t accepted in high-fashion before, and I’m very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists, and editors that I am.”

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Hadid went onto assert that, yes, she has a figure – and there’s nothing wrong with that.

“Yes, I have boobs. Yes, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I’m not asking for special treatment. I’m fitting into the sample sizes,” she wrote. “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.”

Hadid later took to Twitter to continue her body-positive message, shouting out her love for all types of women’s bodies.


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