It’s not easy being a model, just ask Gigi Hadid. The model posted a bikini selfie, but not everyone had good things to say (sigh).
Gigi was quick to call out the body-shamer, and defend her fans, who may project the troll’s body negativity on themselves:
“It’s called growing up. Bodies change as girls become women, just as my moms body changed at the same age. Having my body judged over the span of the 4 teen-to-woman years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgment. Meanwhile..I loved my body as a 17 year old athlete and I love my body now. Yes, I’ve lost some “baby fat”, but muscle mass from my intensive volleyball training in high school has changed over the years into lean muscle from boxing, and work stress can have its affect, naturally, but purposefully changing my body has never been my thing.. ;)lol. I still eat what I want, i’m still strong, and i’m still healthy. Your comment won’t get me down, but next time, please think about the young women who may read body-judgment comments and judge themselves as they see their bodies growing and therefore naturally changing, too. Xo”
This isn’t the first time Gigi has spoken out against body shamers — she previously slammed critics and we love that she has no time for that! Work it, girl!
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