Usually it’s Bella Hadid’s eyes that get the most attention for looking lifeless and fatigued. And while you could still make that argument (does Visine make an espresso-based eye drop?), people hated on her body by calling her “malnourished.” Bella will be walking in this year’s Victoria’s Secret fashion show, and Bella made it no secret that she didn’t appreciate the haters judging everything below her jawline.
This happened after Bella posted a few shots on Saturday of her at a fitting for the VS show. Because of her tacky snakeskin boots and high-cut 90s underwear, I’m guessing the theme of this year’s show is A Slutty Tribute to CBS’s The Nanny?
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@victoriassecret fittings today💛i can’t wait for you to see all of the beautiful outfits …i’m so grateful to be a part of the show again, feeling happier and healthier than ever🖤 (all body types are different and react differently to a great workout routine and a healthy diet❤️💪🏼🌟)
HuffPo says that some of Bella’s Instagram followers made comments like that she looks malnourished, too thin, and is “like a skeleton.” One person said it looked like she didn’t eat, and another channeled their inner grandma by telling Bella she was skin and bones. Bella clearly likes her body the way it is, and after the hate comments came in, she added this to her caption:
“All body types are different and react differently to a great workout routine and a healthy diet.”
Bella can probably thank her big sister Gigi Hadid for the angle at which she played off the haters. Back in February, Gigi responded to people who said she was looking “too skinny” by informing them that when she first started modeling, it was before she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease and she was retaining water. She added that her current body is healthier now than before, and is the result of a healthy diet.
It’s not too much of a stretch to describe Bella’s body as on the thin side. But how are those commenters surprised? Of course she’s thin; that’s kind of Victoria’s least-confidential Secrets. And the VS fashion show is all about fantasy; a very skinny fantasy in a variety of panties, but still. If there’s anything to be outraged at, it’s that the Victoria’s Secret fashion show is the least-realistic hour of television, due to the fact that not ONCE does a grabby Black Friday-style fight break out between two models over $4 cotton underwear or $1 bottles of Love Spell.