When I first saw Gigi Hadid years ago on Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills, I thought, “That’s a skinny blonde girl.” When I look at Gigi today, I think, “That’s a skinny blonde girl.” But I guess some people look at her and think, “Ummm, go eat a sandwich, you preying mantis! We miss your boobs and hiney!” Gigi is also in this camp and says she misses both her boobies and her booty, but something called Hashimoto’s Disease is to blame.
Harper’s Bazaar had an “interview” with Gigi, and by interview, I mean they hired Blake Lively to just record and transcribe one of their squad-hanging-on-by-a-thread meetings. Blake and Gigi spend a bulk of the article talking about how versatile and artistic Gigi is, and they didn’t spend nearly enough time (aka none at all) on how dreadful it is to get a message in Whatsapp from Taylor Swift asking for a slumber party. They also get around to how some online trolls came for Gigi and her skinnier appearance. Gigi said she got skinnier thanks to Hashimoto’s disease, which she’s talked about before.
“When I had a more athletic figure, I was proud of my body because I was an amazing volleyball player and horseback rider. But after discovering that I have Hashimoto’s [an autoimmune disease], I needed to eat healthy and work out. It was weird as a teenager, dealing with this when all of my friends could eat McDonald’s and it wouldn’t affect them.”
Mayo Clinic says that Hashimoto’s is “a condition in which your immune system attacks your thyroid” and it’s accompanied by weight gain, fatigue, and a bunch of other symptoms. Gigi is fighting all of that with her fitness regimen and seems to be doing well, but that doesn’t mean she isn’t missing ‘dat ass:
“If I could choose, I would have my ass back and I would have the tits 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. Whoever is reading this, I want you to realize that three years from now you will look back at a picture from this time period and be like: ‘Wow, I was so hot. Why did I feel so bad about myself because of some stupid thing someone said?’”
I was really hoping that would have been the precise moment her mother Yolanda Hadid told Blake to buzz off and interject with, “We feel bad because of all those Beverly Hills bimbos who come armed each year to a reunion couch with print-outs from mayoclinic.com!”
As y’all know, Yolanda spent the back half of her tenure on RHOBH fielding criticism from most of those hens who thought she was faking her Lyme Disease. Alas, Harper’s was not feeling like confrontation, so we just had to settle for more sleep-inducing words from Blake. But, if you are super quiet when you finish reading this and hold a hand to your ear, you just might hear the faint yells of Lisa Rinna hollering, “Munchausen’s!”
Pic: Mariano Vivanco/Harper’s Bazaar