A model whose monobrow has seen her become an Instagram sensation has revealed she regularly receives death threats because of the way she looks.
Sophia Hadjipanteli opts not to pluck her bushy eyebrows, and while her striking look has earned her 292K followers on Instagram, unfortunately it’s also attracted some negative attention.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain in the UK, she explained that she tries not to let unpleasant reactions get her down.
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) March 12, 2019
“I get a lot of death threats funnily enough, I guess it’s not that funny,” she said.
“I definitely get a lot of negative reactions, I’m not going to sit here and say a lot of them are positive because that’s obviously not the case. Most are negative.”
But despite some negativity about embracing her natural look, the model has also attracted legions of fans for promoting body positivity.
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“It’s disgusting but then you think how is it that somewhere somebody has been told that it’s so unacceptable to look the way I do that it infuriates them to the point where they have to threaten my life,” Sophia continued.
“I think it has to do with this ongoing conversation that we are being brought up in a society that not only favourites but encourages people to go down one road. It’s quite a strongly paved road.”
Having grown up in a “very conservative area of Maryland”, Sophia added that she had struggled with being different but has now embraced her natural self.
She’s since nicknamed her distinctive brows ‘Veronika’.
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Let me be honest here I remember this day so well I felt like SHIT when my boyfriend was taking this picture because I really thought I looked terrible. Fast forward a few months and I look at it and I think I look amazing! It really just goes to show a bit of perspective and hindsight really does matter.
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A monobrow is not for me, but that’s my own personal taste!! If this young lady is happy & confident with her monobrow, then who are we to judge? As for death threats, ridiculous! Leave the poor girl alone, she looks fabulous just as she is!
— Jen (@jenstimp) March 12, 2019
Anyone who sends a death threat over a monobrow needs to reevaluate their life #GMB
— Ayeshah (@AyeshahRose) March 12, 2019
Sophia was such a nice person to listen to compared to some of these super models who think they’re so superior ! It’s only an eyebrow why be so nasty about it ?? #GMB
— ange 🍷😄 (@gilmourstott) March 12, 2019