Gigi Hadid hits out at body shamers; reveals she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease at 17

Supermodel Gigi Hadid, after her appearances at New York Fashion Week, has hit out at body shamers for commenting on her weight fluctuations

IANS February 13, 2018 08:38:49 IST
Gigi Hadid hits out at body shamers; reveals she was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease at 17

Supermodel Gigi Hadid, after her appearances at New York Fashion Week, has hit out at body shamers for commenting on her weight fluctuations.

Gigi Hadid hits out at body shamers reveals she was diagnosed with Hashimotos disease at 17

Model Gigi Hadid says she will not be walking the Victoria's Secret fashion show in Shanghai next week. AP

Hadid, who was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease — in which the immune system attacks the thyroid — made her feelings known through a passionate series of tweets, reports eonline.com.

The 22-year-old wrote: "For those of you so determined to come up with why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that 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.

"Over the last few years, I've been properly medicated to help symptoms including those, as well as extreme fatigue, metabolism issues, body's ability to retain heat, etc... I was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my thyroid levels balance out."

Hadid, however, said her diet has remained the same throughout.

"I may be 'too skinny' for you, honestly this skinny isn't what I want to be," she wrote and concluded her statement with: "I will not further explain the way my body looks... Stop putting me in that box just because you don't understand the way my body has matured."

Her Twitter post drew support from celebrities like Ruby Rose and Chrissy Teigen.

Updated Date:

also read

Amruta Fadnavis to promote education for girls and Indian handlooms at New York Fashion Week
Entertainment

Amruta Fadnavis to promote education for girls and Indian handlooms at New York Fashion Week

Amruta Fadnavis, wife of Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis is all set to walk the ramp at the New York Fashion Week in Manhattan on Thursday.

Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein close NY fashion week, Bolero style!
Life

Ralph Lauren, Calvin Klein close NY fashion week, Bolero style!

Beaded bolero jackets and vests, tipped fedoras and splashes of scarlet and tomato red brought a distinctly Spanish and Latin American feel to Ralph Lauren's collection that helped close New York Fashion Week

Cardi B injured after scuffle with Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week party
Entertainment

Cardi B injured after scuffle with Nicki Minaj at New York Fashion Week party

Cardi B and Nicki Minaj almost got into a physical altercation at a New York Fashion Week party on Friday.