“If I could choose, I would have my ass back and I would have the tits I had a few years ago.”
Gigi Hadid is one of the hardest-working models in the fashion industry right now, and I think we can all agree she’s pretty damn stunning.
When people started body-shaming Gigi for being “too skinny” a few months ago, she immediately clapped back, revealing that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and therefore had to eat more healthily and work out more.
“When I started at 17 I was not yet diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease; those of you who called me ‘too big for the industry’ were seeing inflammation and water retention due to that,” Gigi tweeted. “Over the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to help symptoms … I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better.”
Now, in a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, Gigi has revealed exactly how she felt while experiencing that body-shaming.
I’m not skinny because I gave in to the industry. When I had a more athletic figure, I was proud of my body because I was an amazing volleyball player and horseback rider. But after discovering that I have Hashimoto’s, I needed to eat healthy and work out. It was weird as a teenager, dealing with this when all of my friends could eat McDonald’s and it wouldn’t affect them.
“If I could choose, I would have my ass back and I would have the tits I had a few years ago,” Gigi went on. “But, honestly, we can’t look back with regret. I loved my body then, and I love my body now.”
“Three years from now you will look back at a picture from this time period and be like: ‘Wow, I was so hot. Why did I feel so bad about myself because of some stupid thing someone said?'” she concluded.
Damn straight, Gigi. 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼