Gigi Hadid hits back at those criticizing her for being ‘too skinny’

Since Gigi Hadid’s tweets on the disease, a huge surge in Google searches for Hashimoto’s disease has been detected. (File photo: AP)
Updated 14 February 2018
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Gigi Hadid hits back at those criticizing her for being ‘too skinny’

CAIRO: Supermodel Gigi Hadid has hit out at people who criticized her for “being too skinny” in a series of tweets, blaming her treatment for Hashimoto’s thyroiditis as the reason behind her weight loss.
The 22-year-old model, who openly spoke about her Hashimoto’s disease since 2016, took to Twitter this week to say its treatment has contributed to her fluctuating weight over rat past few years.
Hadid responded by saying she would “not further explain” the way her body looks and that “I may be ‘too skinny’ for U...but I feel healthier.”
She admitted that “this skinny isn’t what I want to be” before urging others to “have more empathy” for those struggling privately.
Since her tweets on the disease, a huge surge in Google searches for Hashimoto’s disease has been detected, according to the Daily Mail.
Hashimoto’s disease can cause swelling at the front of the throat, hair loss and weight gain. It affects 14 million people in the US, yet experts are still not sure what causes the disease.


Know your Arab jewelry designers

Updated 15 August 2018
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Know your Arab jewelry designers

DUBAI: The Arab world is known for its love of jewelry. Here are some emerging and established home-grown brands.

Alia bin Omair

Born in the UAE, Alia bin Omair’s collection, Leaf, is based on the ever-present palm trees found in the region.

Nuun Jewels

Nuun Jewels was founded by Saudi Arabian Princess Nourah Al Faisal, who opened a boutique on the shopping avenue Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré in Paris.

Mukhi Sisters

The Lebanese-Indian sisters Maya, Meena, and Zeenat Mukhi come from a long line of jewelers. Their line incorporates tradition with extravagant settings.

Bil Arabi

Lebanese designer Nadine Kanso launched her brand, Bil Arabi, in Dubai in 2006. It went on to quickly become one of the region’s hottest lines.

Jude Benhalim

Egyptian Jude Benhalim launched her jewelry brand when she was 17 in 2011 and hasn’t looked back since.

Azza Fahmy

The most well-known internationally, Egyptian Azza Fahmy began her trade in the 1960s when she became the first woman to serve an apprenticeship in Egypt’s jewelry district.