Gigi Hadid walks on the runway during the Jeremy
Scott Fashion Show on Friday, February 9, 2018
during New York Womenswear Fall Winter 2018-2019
held in New York, N.Y.
22-year-old model responded Sunday to negative comments
after she walked in Jeremy Scott’s fall/winter 2018
show and Bottega Veneta’s show at New York Fashion
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 the
industry" were seeing inflammation & water
retention due to that," she tweeted.
the last few years I’ve been properly medicated to
help symptoms including those, as well as extreme
fatigue, metabolism issues, body’s ability to retain
was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped my
thyroid levels balance out. Although stress &
excessive travel can also affect the body, I have always
eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now
that my health is better. I may be ‘too skinny’ for
u, honestly this skinny isn’t what I want to be, but I
feel healthier internally and am still learning and
growing with my body everyday, as everyone is."
opened up about the thyroid disease in December 2016,
saying she’d been taking medication for two years. At
the time, she said she worked to maintain her figure,
but that the disease made her weight fluctuate.
will not further explain the way my body looks, just as
anyone, with a body type that doesnt suit ur
"beauty" expectation, shouldnt have to. Not to
judge others, but drugs are not my thing, stop putting
me in that box just because u dont understand the way my
body has matured," she tweeted Sunday.
as social media users & human beings in general,
learn to have more empathy for others and know that you
never really know the whole story. Use your energy to
lift those that you admire rather than be cruel to those
Jenner also chimed in, telling Hadid to