Supermodel, Gigi Hadid, is always loved and adored by her fans. However, recently, she is gaining attention for different reasons. Gigi is being criticized for her display of hairy armpits in her new LOVE Advent campaign shoot.
Gigi Hadid, is one of the most sought after models in the entire world. She is lauded for her perfect hour glass figure and charming personality. She is also a social media queen, with 37.1 million followers on Instagram.
In her new campaign for the LOVE Advent calendar, Gigi looks incredibly powerful. The Victoria’s Secret Angel has always been a voice of independence and empowerment for women. Also, she has taken self-defense training and encourages other girls to learn how to protect themselves.
This is the image she portrays in this campaign. She is displaying amazing boxing techniques and throwing punches towards the camera. Her shoot also includes her throwing high kicks in the air and showing her well built biceps. You go girl!
However, there is something unusual about the shoot. Looks like Gigi did not shave her armpits before the shoot.
This has caused a stir among Instagram followers who are debating whether this was a good move or not.
Some Instagram followers do not buy the essence of the campaign.
One follower commented, “Her armpit hair was too distracting for me to watch the video. That should have been removed. This magazine should have known this before shooting and releasing this video. Just not a clean look.”
However, a lot of them came out in support and loved the nuanced approach to embracing natural beauty. Also, fans all over the world are appreciating Gigi for portraying more realistic standards of beauty.
A follower posted, “I don’t love the LoveAdvent series. Somehow it gets to me how perfect these girls are and how they are kind of worshiped for their bodies. But this is inspiring. I have darkened armpits and always have felt conscious about it, but seeing this makes me feel more normal. Like if Gigi can rock some armpit hair and still be amazing, maybe someday nobody will care about my armpits.”
Followers on Instagram also posted comments saying this was something very natural and people need to accept it.
“Why are people acting like they’ve never seen armpit hair before. grow up.” One such follower said.
Another said, “There’s nothing disgusting about HAIR. Get over it, people.”
Although, there is another theory by fans that the armpit hair is not real. Apparently, Gigi wears a navy blue crop jacket in the beginning of the shoot and the material from the jacket leaves shreds behind when she takes it off later.
“It’s fluff from the sweater she was wearing I guess! Like it never happens to anyone…. chiiiilll people take a break,” an Instagram follower pointed out.
This too brought some critique towards the campaign. Fans who supported the portrayal of armpit hair as a symbol of natural beauty said it was very important for the armpit hair to be authentic and real.
Advocating this point, another follower said,”I hope those are real hair and not the fabric…it’s important to spread the message that we are all humans and as humans we do have hair and there is no rule whatsoever that obliges us to shave! Do what makes you feel good, not more and not less. Stop body shaming and stop shaving if you do not want to.”
Nevertheless, Gigi’s gear is completely on point. She is wearing an all red gym gear. Her gear belongs to the Tommy Hilfiger clothing line that she has endorsed in the past year. Finally, the red sports bra, red tights and grey trainers look spot on!