Gigi Hadid Defends Her Curves, Responds To Body-Shaming Comments

She’s too fat, now she’s too thin. It seems like Gigi Hadid can’t win when it comes to her body. The 21-year-old has addressed the criticism she’s received for losing weight along with her trademark curves.

Gigi Hadid loves her leaner, meaner body and she doesn’t care what you think. The It girl had just about enough when a fan brought up her sudden weight loss. Hadid hit back at the body-shamer on Instagram. She claims that she feels “womanly” and “stronger” these days, and that much of her weight loss is simply from growing up and working out a lot.

It all started when she hit back at a fan who remarked that she looks “too skinny” after her weight loss. According to recent reports, a fan commented that Gigi went “against her word” and lost her baby weight in order to fit in with the other models, to which Gigi hit back at the claim in a lengthy message seen below.

“It’s called growing up,” Hadid wrote. “Bodies change as girls become women…Having my body judged over the span of the 4 teen-to-women years has really shown me the human tendency to label and make uneducated judgment [sic].”

This isn’t the first time that Gigi defended her body. Last year, after Paris Fashion Week, Gigi wrote the following Instagram letter, according to Elle Australia, after she was slammed for looking curvier than the other models on the runway.

“No, I don’t have the same body type as the other models in the shows,” Hadid wrote. “No, I don’t think I’m the best at any given show. Yes, I want to have a unique walk but I also know I have to improve. No, I’m not the first or the last model of my type in this industry. 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. I’m just doing my job.”

Hadid’s critics also found that she landed jobs simply due to her famous family and social media following, according to Vanity Fair. Blanca Padilla, a model who also walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, has revealed on the Spanish show Al Rincón, as cited by Vanity Fair, that she and other models had to follow “extreme measurements” or they would risk losing their jobs. Although Hadid scored the gig after attending a casting call, Padilla hinted that her fellow model won out because of the number of Instagram followers she has.

Gigi recently showed off curves in a tiny pink bikini in a recent Instagram post she shared on Monday, August 15. The 21-year-old was seen wearing a pink string bikini with a palm green pattern as she sipped out of a coconut on the beach. Gigi was reportedly on vacation with her boyfriend Zayn Malik, last week, according to the Daily Mail.

In a previous photo, she shared a reflection of her bikini body obscured by a shadow as she showed off her incredibly tiny waist and long legs.

Hadid is typically known for her incredible bikini body and flat abs. It’s the reason why she’s posed for the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue so many times. Hadid’s secret to her bikini bod, according to Foods 4 Better Health, is boxing daily at the Gotham Gym in New York City.

Although she said that she pretty much “eat what she wants,” she still follows a strict diet that allows her to have cheat days. Gigi loves eating smoothies and fruit juices and will plan her meals, which includes fresh fruits and vegetables.

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