It’s hard to believe anyone would have something negative to say about Gigi Hadid’s rocking body. The 20-year-old supermodel has graced multiple fashion week catwalks, been the face of numerous magazines’ covers and brands, and is a constant figure on hot lists. Yet, just like women everywhere, Hadid isn’t immune to criticism.
In a gut-wrenching Instagram post, Hadid broke from sharing photos of her walking the runway, to post a sincere message addressing the negativity surrounding her figure.
“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,” she writes.
“Yes, I have boobs, 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.”
Hadid’s message comes just before Paris Fashion Week. Her post was shared with her 6.5 million followers, and supported by numerous celebrities in the fashion industry including Tyra Banks, Kendall Jenner, Hailey Baldwin, and plus-size model Ashley Graham.