Congrats to Gigi Hadid for standing up and defending herself on social media against snarky comments that she should focus on her runway walk and less on boys. A mean tweet came in telling the new super to “practice how to walk properly instead of having a new boyfriend every two weeks,” and she chose not to ignore it, instead firing back a pretty perfect response. “I’ve dated three guys in three years, hun. My walk can always get better; I hope the unrelated bitterness in your heart can too.”
It’s a neatly packaged takedown (and we’ve gotta shout out her superior grammar—nicely used semicolon, G!), but hardly the first time she’s stepped up and spoken out.
Thus far, her career has been marked by a few instances like the above, and we’ve applauded her for it each and every time. She’s clearly one smart cookie, with reactions that come from a place of supreme self-assuredness and are the opposite of knee-jerk, emotional responses. Take, for instance, her recent British Vogue cover where she said, “I love my body because I know what it’s been through to be what it is, and honestly I’m not going to change for someone that is depressed about their life.” Her publicist might not understand the beauty’s need to engage, but it won’t stop her. “I’ve always been someone that stands up for myself. To the point where my publicist will say, ‘Sometimes it’s better to not say anything.’ And I’m like, ‘The limelight means you’re supposed to hide? And not stand your ground?,'” she added. “That doesn’t make sense to me. What’s the point of social media if you’re only going to respond to things that make you look great; if you’re not willing to stand up for yourself, people take advantage of that.”
Read Gigi’s amazing Instagram manifesto on modeling and loving yourself for who you are.
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