Gigi Hadid said on Monday she “loves” her body after the diagnosis of Hashimoto’s disease.
Gigi Hadid spoke Monday about the changes in her body, because she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a day after slamming critics on Twitter for calling her “too skinny” during New York Fashion Week.
Hadid opened up to E! News after the close of the Anna Sui fashion show with her sister Bella Hadid.
“I have enjoyed my body when I have just been diagnosed and I loved [it] go through, and I love my body now,” the 22-year-old model said backstage at the show. “It is about everyone accepting their body as it matures and knowing that it will not always look the same and you can get yourself in all different sizes.”
Hadid added that she talks about her battle with the autoimmune disease, because “a lot of people can connect with it.”
GIGI HADID STRIKES BACK AT CRITICS CALLING HER ‘TOO SKINNY’ ON THE NEW YORK FASHION WEEK
The supermodel revealed in December 2016, she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, which affects the thyroid. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Hadid said that she would “not further explain” her weight after a number of people commented on her skinny frame at fashion week.
For those of you that are so determined to come to w why my body has changed over the years, don’t you know that when I started @ 17, I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of you, who called me “too big for the industry” were to be seen on inflammation and fluid accumulation as a result of that.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) On February 11, 2018
“For those of you that are so determined to come to w why my body has changed over the years, don’t you know that when I started @ 17, I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of you, who called me ‘too big for the industry’ were to be seen on inflammation and fluid accumulation as a result of that,” Hadid tweeted Sunday night.
Hadid also said that they would prefer not to use drugs, but underwent a holistic medical study to help balance her thyroid levels.
She added, “I will not further explain how my body looks, just like everyone else, with a body that does not suit ur ‘beauty’ expectation should have. Not to judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting me in that box just because you don’t understand the way my body has matured.”
Hadid concluded by asking social media users to live with the people for criticism on them. She said that the public must use energy to “the lift that you admire.”
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