Gigi Hadid has recently opened up about her shifting relationship with her body. The 27-year-old starlet made headlines after admitting that she was overly harsh and "routined" with her eating habits early in her career. It's a struggle that many young women in the modeling industry face - and Gigi is looking to change that...
Gigi's mother, Yolanda Hadid, who is also a former model and reality TV star, has been known to encourage Gigi not to eat or to eat very restrictively. In fact, Yolanda's comments have coined the popular TikTok term "Almond Moms," referring to parents who project their unhealthy relationships with food onto their children. But hey, we're not here to judge! In fact, just a few months ago, Yolanda poked fun at herself by making light of her "Almond Mom" status on TikTok. Posing with a huge bowl of almonds, she wrote: "#Worstmomever" and "#almonds."
Gigi’s sister, supermodel Bella Hadid, has also been open about dealing with anorexia and body dysmorphia. With all this in mind, it's no surprise that Gigi had a difficult relationship with her body early in her career. She was just 18 when she made her runway debut at the Desigual Fall 2014 show and has since partaken in a plethora of international campaigns and projects, securing herself as one of the world’s most famous supermodels. Sitting down with the Times this week for an interview, Gigi opened up about being overly harsh on herself when she was starting out on the runway. She noted that she was "very routined" with her diet but wasn't starving herself. However, since then she has gotten into the idea of body neutrality - loving her body for what it has done but not being obsessed with it.
"I don't think I'm the prettiest person in the world," Gigi later admitted during the interview. "Some Botox could probably help, but I'm not so obsessed with caring that I want to do anything about it." Looks like Gigi is really owning her story and sharing it with the world. If you ask us, it's inspiring to see someone as famous as her being real and honest about their journey.