She is certainly revered as a model and someone who wears all the latest fashion quite well, but Gigi Hadid is also seen as a strong woman who is proud of her sisters in the industry coming forward about the abuse some models endure.
The runway model spoke out at the recent Jeremy Scott show where she took to the catwalk in a chic purple bob wig and matching purple cropped top and skirt-overall bottoms. It’s New York Fashion Week, and Hadid is more than vocal about the mistreatment that occurs for the women who take to the runway.
According to an item in the Business Insider, Hadid says it was her mother Yolanda, a former model herself, who taught her children to be brave and speak up when something or someone is making them uncomfortable.
Hadid loves the wild unexpected ensembles that appear at every Jeremy Scott show, and his playful, futuristic “The Jetsons” themed clothing was fun to model, she says.
Meantime, Hadid is busy on the catwalk for the next few days as NYFW continues its style reign across the world. She’s known for her lanky 5’10” model’s frame, but she also doesn’t take too kindly to the abuse on social media that she’s been enduring.
Hadid went on Twitter Sunday to blast the critics slamming her for allegedly doing drugs to stay super slim.
The blonde beauty defended herself and explained that a thyroid condition called Hashimoto’s disease has changed her body from a once curvy silhouette. She admits she’s a bit too thin but also says she’s receiving proper medical care and feels good in her body. She scolded Twitter users who claim otherwise, saying that drugs are not her indulgence and that people should learn what empathy is about.