The SI Swimsuit model spoke out against those shaming her.
Gigi Hadid, one of the most-popular models in the world, spoke out against body shamers on social media. The 22-year-old also revealed that she had been criticized by some for her appearance at Fashion Week in New York.
The former Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model was called "too skinny" on social media by body shamers. She clapped back at them on Twitter.
"For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me “too big for the industry” were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that.
Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain heat, etc ... I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out.
Although stress & excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better. I may be “too skinny” for u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I feel healthier internally and am still learning and growing with my body everyday, as everyone is.
I will not further explain the way my body looks, just as anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur “beauty” expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because u dont understand the way my body has matured."
Good for Gigi.
Hadid walked in Jeremy Scott’s fall/winter 2018 show on Thursday and Bottega Veneta’s show on Friday. She was the third most-followed model on Instagram in 2017 with more than 38 million followers.