Supermodel Gigi Hadid has recently revealed that she has been diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. The gorgeous blonde opened-up about her diagnosis in an interview for Elle Magazine.
21-year-old Gigi Hadid has rose to fame in the past two years, modelling for iconic names in the fashion industry, such as Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Tom Ford and Max Mara. In December of last year, she walked during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show for the first time.
But about two years ago, Gigi (real name Jelena Noura Hadid) was diagnosed with a thyroid disease called Hashimoto’s disease. “It’s now been two years since taking the medication for it”, the blonde beauty tells Elle in an interview about “the new Gigi”. She revealed that she had Hashimoto’s disease and added that in the past year her metabolism has changed “like crazy”.
When getting ready for the Victoria’s Secret show, Gigi says she had to be careful to not lose weight. “I just want to have muscles in the right place, and if my butt can get a little perkier, then that’s good.” And in order to do that, she works out (boxing), eats healthy (her diet includes a lot of eggs) and takes her time to relax and charge her batteries.
Hadid is not the only celebrity diagnosed with this thyroid disease. Actresses Zoe Saldana, Gina Rodriguez, Victoria Justice and Nia Vardalos have Hashimoto’s, too.
Hashimoto thyroiditis is a chronic autoimmune disease characterized by the gradual degradation of the thyroid gland. The disease was named after Japanese physician Hakaru Hashimoto, who discovered it in 1912. The most common symptoms are fatigue, weight gain puffy face, muscle and joint pain, dry thinning hair, constipation and depression. As it progresses, the gland enlarges, forming a swelling in the neck Over time, it causes hypothyroidism, which is managed with hormone medication.