There’s really no question that Yolanda Hadid is a stunningly beautiful woman—and a quick look at any of the throwback photos her famous daughters Gigi and Bella post of her prove that it’s always been that way. But pictures, of course, don’t tell a woman’s entire story. During her time on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, viewers learned about Hadid’s health struggles with Lyme disease, and she has continued to document her journey on social media.
And her latest Instagram post is one of her most personal and revealing yet. On the heels of her birthday (January 11) Hadid reveals that, at 55, she’s now removed the breast implants, fillers, Botox, and extensions she felt pressured to get to keep up appearances. Or as she puts it, the things she “thought I needed in order to keep up with what society conditioned me to believe what a sexy woman should look like.” She goes on to stress the importance of health and making educated decisions about what you choose to do to and with your body, which is pretty sage advice in general.
“It took me many years of undoing some bad choices I made for myself before I finally found the freedom to sustainable internal beauty and acceptance of what is the best version of myself by no standards but my own,” she said. “It’s on us to learn to love our selves and celebrate our unique, one of a kind beauty at all ages as we move through this journey called ‘life.’ Beauty has no meaning without your health.”
Hadid has spoken about her decisions to get stop getting injectables before, and she famously had her breast implants removed on an episode of Real Housewives back in 2016. Back then, she said she’d found out that she had silicone from the implants floating in her body. “Your health is your wealth so please make educated decisions, research the partial information you’re given by our broken system before putting anything foreign in your body,” she continued.
Keep doing you, Yolanda. Here’s to a healthy and happy new year ahead.
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