Gigi Hadid spoke on Monday about the changes in her body since she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, a day after slamming critics on Twitter for calling her “too skinny” at New York Fashion Week.
Hadid opened up to E! News after closing the Anna Sui fashion show with her sister Bella Hadid.
“I’ve loved my body when I was just diagnosed and I loved [it] going through it and I love my body now,” the 22-year-old model said backstage at the show. “It’s just about everyone accepting their body as it matures and knowing that it’s not always going to look the same and you can love yourself in all different sizes.”
Hadid added that she’s speaking about her battle with the autoimmune disease because “a lot of people can connect with it.”
The supermodel revealed in December 2016 she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, which affects the thyroid gland. In a series of tweets on Sunday, Hadid said she would “not further explain” her weight after several people commented about her skinny frame at fashion week.
“For those of you so determined to come up w why my body has changed over the years, you may not know that when I started @ 17 I was not yet diagnosed w/Hashimoto’s disease; those of u who called me ‘too big for ……
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