Model Gigi Hadid has revealed that at the beginning of her career when she was searching for the right modelling agency to join, many of them told her she would have to drop a significant amount of weight. Gigi admits she would be upset whenever she was told her weight wasn't right for an agency: ''A lot of them were like, 'You have to lose a lot of weight. I would cry at night and my mom would be like, 'We're going to find the right people.' ''
She believes attitudes started to change after she landed a Tom Ford campaign: "People were like, 'Oh so we can have a girl with like thighs and a butt in a Tom Ford campaign, cool.' I just want to be a healthy role model and I haven't swayed from that at all."
Gigi says she has always been athletic and enjoyed playing volleyball which increased the muscles in her thighs: ''My thighs were huge, they were like rock! I had like crazy muscles and I (ate) like a man - more than the man that I eat like now, like a bigger man - and it was crazy but at the time I didn't care what my body looked like, I just wanted to be the best volleyball player I could be so it didn't really matter to me.''