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‘Just shave’: Gigi Hadid ‘flaunts’ armpit hair on calendar shoot, fans go berserk

In a clip from Love Magazine’s Advent calendar series, supermodel Gigi Hadid can be seen in a red sports bra with matching shorts doing a series of punches and kicks. But fans ignored her athletic prowess and flocked to Instagram to discuss her body hair.

fashion and trends Updated: Dec 13, 2017 09:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Gigi Hadid is the latest star of Love’s Advent calendar, and she brings her own spin to the workout theme that has been present throughout each of the daily videos so far.(Instagram)

On day 11 of Love magazine’s annual Advent calendar, famous supermodel Gigi Hadid went where few models would dare to go and rocked unshaven armpits. While the 22-year-old flaunted her best boxing and volleyball moves, it was her body hair that had people talking.

In the beginning of the minute-long video, the fit model is seen sporting a blue crop top as part of her collaborative line with Tommy Hilfiger, Gigi X Tommy. After opening with “I’m Gigi Hadid. Today’s free-form day,” she’s seen doing a series of boxing moves, stretching, slamming a volleyball and flipping her hair.

However, after she starts working up a sweat, the model can be seen only in a red sports bra with matching shorts, also from her line, and sultry wine-hued eyeshadow. Her parting words? “Stay strong.”

But her athletic prowess and stylish workout attire aren’t what people are talking about: At the end of the video, Gigi raises her bare arms up to flex her muscles, but is instead upstaged by her armpits, which appear to be unshaved.

People started talking about whether she was making a statement by not shaving her underarms and took the question to social media, where some were supportive, commenting, “Love her and her armpits hair.”

One was especially moved by the look and wrote on Instagram, “I praise Gigi for this! Show the world that women DO grow body hair and that it shouldn’t be something to be ashamed of just because we’re female.”

While others were disgusted by the possibility and said, “Her armpits not shaved ewwwww.”

Others said, “Horrible armpit hair” and “Just shave”.

However, those comments may have all been in vain after reports from TMZ confirmed that the debris under her arms was just fuzz from the blue jacket she was wearing before.

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First Published: Dec 13, 2017 09:21 IST