Model With Incredible Monobrow Gets Death Threats For Her Look
It's remarkable isn't it, that in 2019, some people still think it's any of their business what another person chooses to do with any part of their body - even their eyebrows.
Sophia Hadjipanteli, 22, has explained that she receives death threats and online abuse for her spectacular 'unibrow'.
Speaking on Good Morning Britain today, she admitted she tries not to read the negative stuff, saying her boyfriend's support really helps her to ignore the trolls.
With legions of fans online and an Instagram following of 293k, the Cypriot-born model - who emigrated from Cyprus to London, then to the US - has landed some top modelling contracts, including Vogue Italia and Rihanna's SAVAGE X FENTY collab.
Discussing the messages she receives, she told Susannah Reid: "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."
Surprisingly, even Piers Morgan seemed to give his approval to her eyebrows, saying he found them 'weirdly beguiling' - we're certain there's a compliment in there somewhere. When asked what her boyfriend thinks of them, Sophia said: "He loves them."
She explained: "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."
Although they're a focal part of her look, naturally blonde Sophia said she actually got her eyebrows by accident.
Back in 2014, she was tinting her brows when they went a little darker than she had expected. Instead of worrying and trying to correct them, she embraced her new striking look, and things went from there.
Speaking with The Cut in 2018, she said: "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."
She now wants to use the body-positive message to inspire others to be proud of their differences.
With her amazing Frida Kahlo-esque brows, Sophia's look is unique and we love it.
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@sophiahadjipanteli