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Gigi Hadid Responds to Tommy Hilfiger's Comments About Her Body

'Tommy loved my curves.'

11/11/2016 10:11

Gigi Hadid has spoken out about Tommy Hilfiger’s controversial comments regarding her height and weight.

In a new interview with Access Hollywood, the supermodel explained that Hilfiger’s quotes were taken out of context and that she was aware of the situation at the time.

“Tommy was rooting for me and above all regardless of what the stylist of that season said or what he put me in, Tommy wanted me in the show, and Tommy was pushing for me and Tommy loved my curves,” she said.

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Gigi Hadid walks the runway for Tommy Hilfiger in February 2015

The controversy started after Hilfiger told Yahoo! Style that his brand’s casting director said Hadid didn’t “fit” with the other models in their AW15 catwalk show.

“She’s not quite as tall as the other girls, she’s not quite as thin,” Hilfiger said the casting director told him.

The casting director then decided to dress Hadid in an oversized red poncho that “covered a lot of her body”.

But Hilfiger has since set the record straight, telling Page Six he was “not happy” about the casting director’s decision.

“The suggestion that I thought she wasn’t thin enough upsets me to no end,” he said. “Gigi is the epitome of perfection.”

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Gigi Hadid walks the runway for Tommy Hilfiger in September 2015

Hadid said that the whole “point” of Hilfiger’s original interview was to convey that he was rooting for her the whole time.

She also revealed that the same stylist who dressed her in a poncho that “covered a lot of her body” was the one who put her in a bikini for the next Tommy Hilfiger runway show.

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