Gigi Hadid, one of the world’s most popular models, has shared that she is suffering from the thyroid condition Hashimoto’s disease and says the condition lead to dramatic weight loss throughout the year.
“My metabolism actually changed like crazy this year,” Hadid told Elle earlier this week. “So for the VS [Vicotoria’s Secret] show I didn’t want to lose any more weight.”
The lifelong autoimmune condition sees the body’s immune system cells attack the thyroid gland and ultimately destroy thyroid tissues, which limits the body’s ability to create hormones.
Hashimoto’s is slow-moving and is generally treated with medication.