Everyone has a style of their own choosing, and 22-year-old model Sophia Hadjipanteli is no exception to this rule.
After posing online with her fantastic “uni brow,” Sophia shares how she has received death threats as well as online abuse for her own, personal style choices.
One of her Instagram captions boldly proclaims:
“The magazines and brands that are too scared to break out of the typical “model” look are boring and we are over it.”
While she was on Good Morning Britain, she shared how she tries her best not to read the negative stuff — saying her boyfriend’s support helps her ignore the haters.
And at an Instagram following of over 293k, the Cypriot-born model who emigrated from Cyprus to London, then to the US, has landed modelling contracts with Vogue Italia as well as Rihanna’s SAVAGE X FENTY collab.
On the subject of the messages she receives, Sophia shared on the show how:
“It’s a bit of a shame when you want to read the nice ones, to have to go through all the mean ones – but it’s worth it, I think.”
When Sophia was asked what her boyfriend’s opinion was of her style choices, Sophia shared: “He loves them.”
She shared: “He had a monobrow when he was little as well. I tint my eyebrows, I naturally have quite dark eyebrows but not this dark, so whenever I’m tinting them he always gets so interested in what I’m doing.”
And while they are a highlight of her look — the natural blonde says that she got her eyebrows by accident.
In 2018 when speaking with The Cut, she shared:
“I really wanted to push people to look at me and to look at a unibrow – which they’ve been conditioned to think it’s kind of weird and something you should get rid of – for them to still say that I was beautiful with this textbook ‘unattractive’ thing.”
“I never really based my self-confidence on how others treated me, because at school I was bullied at lot for things that were not focused on my face – my outfit, having parents that were immigrants, we didn’t speak English, being the smallest in my class.
“Growing up in a conservative area of Maryland, being different isn’t really accepted so that – I hate to say bullying – but I think that sort of challenged me.”
Sophia wants to use her body-positive message to inspire others to embrace their differences and not be afraid of their uniqueness.
“Happy international womxn’s day. You are extremely strong, capable, and special. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. I have an entire line of women who have inspired and shaped me into the person I am. I am forever grateful.”
Sophia also runs her own YouTube channel, sharing how she first “..made this channel as a creative outlet. I am known for my naturally blonde hair and dark eyebrows…After a few years of contemplating a you-tube channel, [I] have finally decided it will be a lot of fun! I am quite interested in giving my viewers a chance to see and experience the world of style, modeling, and beauty from my perspective. My personal style is androgynous with touches of femininity here and there!”
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