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Gabriella Demetriades On Body Image Issues And Things She Was Told When The “Fashion Industry Wasn’t As Diverse”

Gabriella Demetriades shared this image. (courtesy: gabriellademetriades)


  • Gabriella did an Ask Me Anything session
  • “Sadly the fashion industry wasn’t as diverse as it is today,” she wrote
  • Gabriella is a model and a fashion designer

New Delhi:

Model Gabriella Demetriades decided to interact with her Instafam through an Ask Me Anything session on the platform on Thursday. As a part of the session, an Instagram user asked her: “Have you ever struggled with your body confidence/ image? Any advice?” Gabriella, in her reply, recalled the time when the fashion industry “wasn’t as diverse as it is today” and the things she was told about her body. She wrote: “Yes, sadly the fashion industry wasn’t as diverse as it is today. I would be told all the time I’m not tall enough, my hips are too big, my thighs too thick, basically whatever they didn’t like.” Gabriella added that the journey to embracing body positivity wasn’t easy and added, “It took me a long time to not place my worth on those things.”

Read Gabriella Demetriades’ reply here:


Screenshot of Gabriella Demetriades’ Instagram story.

Gabriella Demetriades, a South African model, is also a designer. She owns a fashion label named Deme Love. Gabriella and actor Arjun Rampal are parents to a boy named Arik. Arjun Rampal has two daughters Mahikaa and Myra with his former wife and supermodel Mehr Jesia.

On the work front, her boyfriend Arjun Rampal was seen in the web-series The Final Call. In terms of films, his last big release was the 2018 film Paltan, directed by JP Dutta. He also starred in Zee5’s Nail Polish, alongside Manav Kaul this year. The actor is best-known for his performances in films such as Ra.One, Om Shanti Om, Heroine, Raajneeti, Inkaar and many others. He will next be seen in Dhaakad, starring Kangana Ranaut.

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