Gigi Hadid flaunts the fluff- but it’s not what you think!

Counting down to Christmas, the annual Love advent calendar focuses on the empowerment of womanhood. Featuring models like Kendall Jenner, Jourdan Dunn, Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, and of course Gigi and Bella Hadid, the girls have brought excitement for the big reveal!

For day 11, Hadid brought the heat to the shoot, embracing her own kind of ‘love’ for the Love calendar: boxing! In the minute-long clip she’s seen sporting her active wear in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger while strutting spikes, kicks and stretches.

Then came the near end of the clip in hopes to flex to impress- yet the reaction was quite the opposite. While showing off her biceps, the attention was redirected to what was assumed to be hair under her armpits. Receiving some love for her so-called natural look, she also received a lot of criticism. What’s disappointing is how while the advent calendar is focused on building women up, the goal of embracing ‘confidence’ was interrupted by critics that were consumed by the ‘hairy’ look. All the more reason for the calendar to fight back- and it will, with an estimated audience this year of over 84 million watching in support!

The irony of it all is how the debris under her arms is said to be residue from the navy cropped sweater she was wearing prior. Though, it does make sense that the fibers would stick after working up a sweat.

What doesn’t make sense, however, is how everyone seemed oblivious to the fluff while shooting and editing the clip.

By: Vera El-Timany

Image Courtesy Harpers Bazaar

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