‘Yes, I Have Boobs, I Have Abs, I Have A Butt:’ Gigi Hadid Hits Back At Bodyshamers

Gigi Hadid Hits Back At Bodyshamers

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by Grazia |

Gigi Hadid has been one of the star models at fashion month, walking at Versace, Tommy Hilfiger and DVF. But she has had enough of the negative comments she receives on Instagram regarding her body shape.

Ahead of walking at Paris Fashion Week she has written a letter on Instagram to silence the haters. She writes: 'I represent a body a body image that wasn’t accepted in high-fashion before, and I’m very lucky to be supported by designers, stylists, and editors that I am: ones that know this is fashion, it’s art; it can never stay the same. It’s 2015.'

Read below for Gigi's full open letter:

'So many people are so quick to comment negative opinions this month. Yes, judgement 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... I came to a realization that when one gets to this point, it's important to rethink why you're doing what you do. What your message is. What you have to say.

No, I don't have the same body type as the other models in shows. 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 when the fashion industry was ready for a change. I'm just doing my job. I represent a body image that wasn't accepted in high-fashion before, and I'm very lucky to be supported by the designers, stylists and editoris that I am: ones that know this is fashion, it's art; it can never stay the same. It's 2015. But if you're not one of those people, don't take your anger out on me. Yes, I have boobs, I have abs, I have a butt, I have thighs, but I'm not asking for special treatment. I'm fitting into the sample sizes.

'Your mean comments don't make me what to change my body'

Your mean comments don't make me what to change my body, and they definitely don't change the designers opinions of me. If they want me in their show, I'm in it; if they don't, I'm not. That's just how it is and how it will be. If you don't like it, don't follow me, don't watch me, cause I'm not going anywhere. 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.

I've said it before... I hope everyone gets to a place in their life where they'd rather talk about the things that inspire them over the things that bring others down. At least be open if not part of the change, because it's undeniably happening.

Happy PFW xx G'

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Gigi Hadid

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Gigi walking at the Anna Sui show at New York Fashion Week [Rex]

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Gigi walking at the Anna Sui show at New York Fashion Week [Rex]

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Gigi walking at the Anna Sui show at New York Fashion Week [Rex]

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Gigi walking at the Jeremy Scott show at New York Fashion Week [Rex]

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Gigi walking at the Anna Sui show at New York Fashion Week [Rex]

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Gigi Hadid at Tommy Hilfiger [Rex]

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Gigi walking at the Anna Sui show at New York Fashion Week [Rex]

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Gigi Hadid walking at DVF [Rex]

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Gigi Hadid backstage at DVF [Rex]

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Gigi Hadid backstage at DVF [Rex]

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Gigi Hadid backstage at Jeremy Scott [Rex]

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