Is Gigi Hadid Showing Off Armpit Hair or Is It Sweatshirt Lint? The Internet Is Deeply Divided

Is Gigi Hadid Showing Off Armpit Hair or Is It Sweatshirt Lint? The Internet Is Deeply Divided

Her makeup artist even weighed in.

By Adele Chapin

We're noticing a trend with Gigi Hadid's modeling projects this month. First, there was her steamy weight-lifting themed shoot for fashion icon Carine Roitfeld's CR Girls 2018 calendar. That's just the beginning of her sports-inspired projects: Hadid is back again for fashion magazine LOVE's annual December advent calendar. All month long, the magazine's been counting down the days until Christmas with a supermodel video for each day. This year's theme is sporty — Kendall Jenner already channeled Rocky Balboaearlier this month — and now Hadid's glam exercise video just hit YouTube. 

In the video, a perfectly made-up Hadid shows off her volleyball and kickboxing skills, along with an adorable Tommy Hilfiger bra and bike shorts combo. There's one more thing: is Hadid rocking some armpit hair while modeling those powerful poses? A debate that is truly one for our times is currently waging on Instagram over Hadid's pits.

Some commenters that says Hadid is making a statement by skipping shaving, a la Miley Cyrus. "It's arm pit hair, and it's amazing that they did this with such mainstream model," one wrote, while another fan writes: "I love this one! She looks beautiful and YES normalize female body hair." Another said: "Every women has body hair even supermodels!!!" 

Then there's the camp who think it's actually a lint issue. One said: "I think it’s from the blue sweater she had on first and fuzz?" 

Another said: "That's not hair. That's cotton fr[om] the jacket."

No word on the shoot yet from Hadid herself, who is on a social media break at the moment. Hadid's makeup artist Hung Vanngo for the video did weigh in on the debate, however. Here's what he told a commenter on his Instagram: "It’s from the sweat & the dust of that building." Hey, he was involved in our other favorite bizarre 2017 beauty controversy: whether Selena Gomez actually had freckles or not. Forget the armpit hair for a moment: Hadid's impressive moves in this video are absolutely inspiring us to add boxing to our New Year's resolutions list.

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