One of the most talked-about faces of this year's TV season is Sophia Hadjipanteli, the model with the unibrow, who was introduced to the Greek public last year through Greece's Next Top Model. This year, she takes on the role of judge on "My Style Rocks.
Her presence at the premiere of the show is what Greeks commented on Monday evening. Reactions from the audience were divided.
Opinions were divided between those who applaud her choice in this position and those who "don't understand what she is saying" since she speaks broken Greek.
Still, others were not concerned with whether her new position on television suited her but with her appearance. One of the viral comments on Twitter describes her as "Barbie Kolokotroni".
— Φακλάνα™ (@Faklana38) September 11, 2023
Some of her fans wrote: "She is the best thing happening on Greek television at the moment" and "Idol, she started with her words".
Είναι η Σοφία Χατζηπαντελή ότι καλύτερο συμβαίνει στην ελληνική τηλεόραση αυτή τη στιγμή ; ΕΙΝΑΙ !!!
— λα πετιτ μορτ (@MikeKar1) September 11, 2023
— ♑DimitraAntonia📺❤️🎬 (@DimitraAntonia7) September 11, 2023
— photographylover🎯🌅 (@jimandr2) September 11, 2023
One of the negative comments about her addition to "My Style Rocks" was that: "She can't speak, we don't understand anything" due to the game show judge's frequent use of English words.
Most, however, faced it with humour.
"Who do you want us to drink a shot whenever Hadjipanteli says whatever, " someone wrote humorously. " This year, we will forget what Greek we know," commented another.
Ποιοι θελετε ν πινουμε σφηνακι οποτε λεει Γουατεβερ η Χατζηπαντελη; #mystylerocksgr
— Τζιραφε (@Giraffeee90) September 11, 2023
— GOLDENCELLAR (@goldencellar) September 11, 2023
— Τℹ️ΝΟΣ Εℹ️ΣΑℹ️ ΣΥ? (@TinosEisaiSi) September 11, 2023
— Ringwraith (@Ringwra08142384) September 11, 2023
Δεν καταλαβαίνω τίποτα από Σοφία!!! Να μιλάει μια γλώσσα δεν μπορεί έστω αγγλικά αλλά και αυτά τα λέει μισά! Βάλτε υπότιτλους!! #MyStyleRocksGR
— eirini (@eirinivet) September 11, 2023
With a Greek-Cypriot father and a British mother, Sophia Hadjipanteli carved her path towards accepting diversity.
She has made her statement against the stereotypical standards of perfect beauty and is famous worldwide for her united, thick, natural, impressive brows.
The #UnibrowMovement has begun, a body-positive movement that ignores the "shoulds" and promotes freedom for people to feel confident with their unique features but do whatever they want to look the way they want.
She has been photographed in international magazines such as Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, New York Times, and Vanity Fair and has worked with leading designers such as Jean-Paul Gaultier.