Fashion Model to Body Shamers: 'I Love That I Can Be Sexy'

Gigi Hadid writes them back on Instagram
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 28, 2015 6:20 PM CDT

(Newser) – Gigi Hadid is clearly a fat gal with overly large butt, boobs, and hips—if, you know, you're insane. Now the 20-year-old model is fighting back against body shamers who apparently trolled her on social media around the time she walked the Versace runway last week in Milan, ET Online reports. "So many people are so quick to comment negative opinions this month," she writes on Instagram. "Yes, judgment on social media comes from people who, 99% of the time, have no idea what they're talking about, but I'm human and I'm not going to lie, I did let the negativity get to me a little." What were their gripes, exactly? Judging by Hadid's comments, it was her body shape and runway walk.

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"I don't have the same body type as the other models in shows," she writes. "Yes, I want to have a unique walk but I also know I have to improve." She goes on: "I represent a body image that wasn't accepted in high-fashion before. Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I'm not asking for special treatment. ... Your mean comments don't make me want to change my body. If I didn't have the body I do, I wouldn't have the career I do. I love that I can be sexy. I'm proud of it." Kris Jenner, whose daughter Kendall is a friend of Hadid's, tweeted that "this is from one of the sweetest, smartest, and most beautiful girl[s] inside and out, in the world." And boyfriend, Joe Jonas, posted a photo of her walking in Milan with a clear message: "My Girl Just Killed It. @versace_official." (Read more runway shows stories.)

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