http://www.mod-tv.com GIGI HADID speaks to us backstage at Giambattista Valli about social media body-shaming and the bold comments she wrote on Instagram and shared with her 7.2 million followers at the start of Paris Fashion Week. Gigi had received numerous negative comments on the popular social media app, with some criticizing her curves, slightly jumpy walk and reality show pedigree.
On September 28th Gigi defended herself and wrote a passionate, heartfelt post on her Instagram feed:
“No, I don’t have the same body type as the other models in shows… 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 where the fashion industry was ready for a change.” @GigiHadid
American born Gigi Hadid is 20 years old and is a social media superstar – she is signed to IMG models and has appeared Sports Illustrated and is one of the faces of Maybelline New York. During the recent Spring 2016 fashion month Gigi walked in some of the world’s hottest designer fashion shows including Anna Sui, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace and Balmain.
Designer Giambattista Valli told us he cast Gigi in his Spring 2016 show because he felt she embodies the spirt of his woman, “She’s so imperfectly beautiful, she’s so stunning and so real”. We caught up with Gigi Hadid backstage at the Giambattista Valli show in Paris to find out more about her empowering message for young women everywhere.
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