Sophia Hadjipanteli is an Instagram model with over 60,000 followers who is building her fame on her beautiful face and a pair of luxurious eyebrows that are so gorgeous they're reaching to touch one another in the middle:
According to Harper's Bazaar, Hadjipanteli is a natural blonde, who tints her eyebrows darker to emphasize their natural, wild growth. She wants to encourage other women to embrace that aspect of their face, and not feel like they have to spend so much time grooming, tweezing, and shaping their brows.
Let them all hang (grow) out, so to speak:
I guess it was dramatic/impulsive to say I was going to delete my Instagram. You have all seriously made me feel so special. I'll deal with the hate if it means I get to pave the way for someone else who wants to embrace who they are but are scared or afraid of judgement. What I'm doing is so much more than just embracing my natural self; it is about allowing myself to feel beautiful even if it isn't what everyone else thinks. Accept others for what they like, love others for trying their best, and be kind to others when they are doing something they may be criticized for. 🤙🏼
She's even done a photo shoot to celebrate one of the world's most famous unibrow sporting women, painter Frida Kahlo:
Hadjipanteli told Harper's that she gets lots of negative comments on her posts, with Internet trolls calling her ugly or freakish just because of the hair growing on her face. But she's not doing it for them.
"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," says Hadjipanteli. "I am not trying to get anyone on the unibrow bandwagon. If I like this, just let me like this."
She does think that it's a bit hypocritical how people groom their brows if they're going to be mean about her natural look.
"I think it's kind of bizarre that people who fill-in their eyebrows, not that I'm hating on people that do at all, but they're annoyed when I don’t fill mine in and leave them as they are. We are both trying to achieve the same standard of beauty, but in a different ways," she says. "It upsets me that it’s frowned upon in one way and glorified in another."
Despite her unibrow fame, it may not be a look that Hadjipanteli hangs onto forever.
"I want to be sure that I am not defined by the way I look right now. I look at [my unibrow] like it's winged eyeliner or red lipstick. In five years I might look back and think, 'that was a cool phase!' But until people start to accept others for this specific feature on their face, I won't feel ready to move on from it," she says.
That may be a long time coming, because social norms are so hard to change. The only silver lining is that we may get to look at her incredible brows for even longer: