The supermodel is the latest star of Love Magazine‘s annual LOVE Advent Calendar, which features an array of famous faces from Kendall Jenner to Rita Ora in celebration of the holidays each year. But Hadid’s surprising accessory comes in the form of unshaven armpits, and we love the body positive statement she’s making in the process.
In Day 11 of the notorious advent calendar, Hadid can be seen wearing athletic gear from her own line with Tommy Hilfiger, and while she’s rocking a stunning smoky eye and the super on-trend wet hair look, it’s her armpit hair that makes the fiercest statement of all.
Hadid can be seen punching, jabbing, kicking, and serving her signature supermodel looks and a volleyball, but we love that she showed off her armpit hair (and those epic bicep muscles!) while telling fans to “stay strong.”
Of her video, Hadid says, “I love seeing everyone else’s videos. It’s celebratory of epic human beings and always pushes boundaries. The fashion circle is a family, so the Love Advent kind of feels like a Holiday Year Book in a way. Headmaster Grand style.”
It might seem like a minute detail, but when a mainstream supermodel like Hadid embraces her natural body hair, it sends the message to women that they don’t have to adhere to strict societal standards of beauty by shaving when they don’t want to, and that every woman is sexy/beautiful/accepted unaltered.
Hadid joins the ranks of fellow fierce women like Miley Cyrus, Madonna, and Paris Jackson, who have all shown off their armpit hair in the past. We love that these ladies are shattering the notion of women needing to be hair-free at all times and think it’s fantastic to see them rocking their natural selves as they please.
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