Gigi Hadid Wants Her Hourglass Curves Back

Published April 11th, 2018 - 02:31 GMT
Gigi Hadid has revealed that suffering from Hashimoto's disease (Source: Ovidiu Hrubaru - Shutterstock)
Gigi Hadid has revealed that suffering from Hashimoto's disease (Source: Ovidiu Hrubaru - Shutterstock)

She's always possessed incredible hourglass curves.

Yet Gigi Hadid has revealed that suffering from Hashimoto's disease, a condition that affects the thyroid, has caused her to rapidly lose weight and has left her pining for her former figure.

Speaking to Blake Lively for Harper's Bazaar May issue, the 22-year-old model confessed that she's been the subject of body shaming and wishes she still had her curvier physique.

Gigi confessed: 'If I could choose, I would have my a** back and I would have the t**s I had a few years ago.

'But, honestly, we can’t look back with regret - I loved my body then, and I love my body now.'

Explaining that Hashimoto’s has forced her to eat healthily and work out, she added: 'When I had a more athletic figure, I was proud of my body because I was an amazing volleyball player and horseback rider.'

Slimmer: Gigi first revealed she was suffering with the disease in 2016 (pictured then) getting treatment for hypothyroidism, where the metabolism slows down

Gigi first revealed she was suffering with the disease in 2016, when she told Elle that she's been getting treatment for hypothyroidism, where the metabolism slows down sometimes causing weight gain and depression, for two years.

'My metabolism actually changed like crazy this year,' she said. 'So for the VS show I didn't want to lose any more weight.'

Her revelation came on the back of her mother Yolanda's highly publicized battle with Lyme disease, which her younger sister Bella, also a model, and younger brother Anwar, also suffer from.

Unsure: Hashimoto's disease affects 14 million people in the US, yet experts are still not sure what causes the disease she explained in 2016 it had affected her metabolism (pictured 2015)

Hashimoto's disease affects 14 million people in the US, yet experts are still not sure what causes the disease.

It is a condition where the immune system creates antibodies to damage the butter fly-shaped thyroid gland, which produces hormones that regulate the body's metabolic rate, muscle control, heart and digestive function, according to the society for Endocrinology.

This causes the thyroid gland to not produce enough hormone, leading to weight gain, muscle weakness and a puffy face.

This can also cause sensitivity to cold, hair loss, fatigue, and swelling at the front of the throat.

When Hadid first signed to IMG agency five years ago, she was heavier, had rounder face and was criticized for being too fat to model.

'When I started [at] 17, I was not yet diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease,' she tweeted. 'Those of [you] who called me 'too big for the industry' were seeing inflammation and water retention due to that.'

In 2015, Gigi spoke with Daily Mail Australia about changing the face of fashion with her body type, and said she 'eats like a man' and grew up with 'huge thighs.'

Since then she's become more waif-like, and many people think it's due to pressure from the modeling industry.

However, Gigi previously tweeted: 'I have always eaten the same, my body just handles it differently now that my health is better.'

The model said she's been 'properly medicated' to treat symptoms associated with the disease, including metabolism issues and extreme fatigue.

She said she was also part of a holistic medical trial that helped balance her thyroid levels out.

Upsetting: Gigi's revelation came on the back of her mother Yolanda's highly publicized battle with Lyme disease, which younger sister Bella (pictured) and brother Anwar, also suffer from

 


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