People Are Praising Model For Rocking Her Full, Thick Unibrow On Social Media
While they might not be common these days, unibrows were praised as beautiful and a desirable feature in Ancient Greece. Women in that era reportedly used to use powdered materials or soot to make it appear that their two eyebrows were joined together.
So, maybe Sophia Hadjipanteli wanted to channel her Greek Cypriot heritage when deciding to embrace her brows and flaunt the monobrow on social media. The student has attracted more than 50,000 followers on Instagram alone, where she regularly posts photos of her full, thick brows with the hashtag #UnibrowMovement.
I wear makeup because it is fun. I have a unibrow because it is a preference. I wear makeup and have a unibrow because it is what I like. Don't put me in a bubble. Just because I embrace one natural part of me doesn't mean I'm a hypocrite for wanting to enhance other parts of who I am. I thought I would just put this out there just as a blanket statement. I'm who I am because I want to be this way. When you judge others for wearing makeup, dying their hair, altering parts of their body or inner self, JUST BECAUSE YOU DON'T, makes you just as toxic as a lot of societal norms and pressures we are constantly faced with. AT THE END OF THE DAY just do you cuz imma be doing me whether you like it or not.
Hadjipanteli has told Harper's Bazaar: "I am not really doing this to show people that they have to like [my unibrow], I am more so doing it to show people that they can get on with their lives by having a preference. I personally think my face looks better this way. Others disagree, and that's totally cool.
"I am not trying to get anyone on the unibrow bandwagon. If I like this, just let me like this.
"Until people start to accept others for this specific feature on their face, I won't feel ready to move on from it"
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Her posts receive plenty of love from fans, with many praising her for showing how beauty comes in different shapes and sizes. One says: "Just found you and I'm already in love!! You go girl!!! Stand up for us Uni's."
I am back! I got hacked on here recently and I just wanted to officially say that I'm so sorry for the horrible content that was being posted by those idiots. I love you guys! I was using my @yellowfriend account until I got this one back! So glad that I have such an incredible family on here that helps, supports, and defends me. LOVE YOU GUYS!!!
Another adds: "I literally love that she has a unibrow it's so unique and natural and she's gorgeous with or without it. People act like some extra hair is really a huge deal breaker to talk to someone as a friend or date them.
"Everyone gets hair, get the fuck over it. Plus let me remind you this one important thing that some of you seem to forget: it's not your body or your life and her preferences do not affect your life in any way."
Good on her for rejecting the haters and embracing the brow.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/sophiahadjipanteli