A short while back, brand new VS model Gigi Hadid wrote a response to her weight critics who called her ‘too big for the runway’. In her post, Gigi mentioned that she fits in sample sizes and that she is proud of her curves – read it all here!
Fellow Victoria’s Secret Blanca Padilla felt the need to express her thoughts on the matter and posted a reply to Gigi’s message:
I don’t have a problem with the fact that you’re a curvy girl on the runway, I support that. But if it was me with your same measurements going to a casting they would send me home to lose weight. Most of us have to conform to extreme measurements because otherwise we won’t book any jobs while others have the privilege to say that designers love them despite their curves. Well then, why do they love you? Maybe your millions of followers on Instagram might have something to do with it as well.
There are models who are only booked because of how many followers they have only, and there are very valid models out there who aren’t booking many jobs because they don’t have social media, and they might be as valid, if not more, than some of the popular girls now. So everything is quite perplexing now, not fair for everyone and definitely not equal for everyone.
… says Blanca.
What do you guys think? Do you agree with Blanca?