Gigi Hadid Calls Out Body Shamers As She Opens Up About Hashimoto’s Disease

Gigi Hadid is one of the most famous and industry’s most in-demand models. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. Today, with 36.8 million followers on her Instagram account, she is officially the third most popular Instagram model. Gigi has entered the list behind Cara Delevingne and Kendall Jenner.

However, this amount of success and that fast doesn’t come without attention, and a lot of it. Unfortunately, sometimes that attention can be negative.

Like many other stars, Gigi is not immune to hurtful comments.

The 22-year-old model posted a series of tweets about her body and the hurtful comments that she has received in the past.

The Los Angeles-born beauty explains how her fluctuating weight over the years comes down to her diagnosed Hashimoto’s disease. It is a autoimmune disorder in which the immune system targets the thyroid gland and results in chronic inflammation, reports VT.

“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,” the model wrote. “Those of u who called me “too big for the industry” were seeing inflammation & water retention due to that.”

The model also explained that over the last couple of years she become “properly medicated to help symptoms”, which involved metabolism issues and chronic fatigue.

Gigi continued:

“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”

The 22-year-old model ended the series of tweets with a refusal to “”further explain the way my body looks”


The model concluded:

“Please, as social media users & human beings in general, learn to have more empathy for others and know that you never really know the whole story. Use your energy to lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those u don’t.”

The feedback from her followers on Twitter was positive and some of the users were thanking her for helping to raise awareness for the disease. Ruby Rose and Chrissy Teigen also replied:

Source: VT