Yes, Gigi Hadid Says She Is Still Insecure on the Runway
The world’s most in-demand model is also really normal and a huge Kobe groupie.
Supermodel Gigi Hadid is 2016’s breakout supermodel who now counts the most Vogue covers to date in the year. Even so she admits to being insecure on the runway:
“Obviously I’m not the best on the runway. But what do you do? I never was taught how to walk on the runway. And maybe that’s because it moved really quickly for me, that people just assumed that that was something I knew. I’m still learning. I’m working on it, but I’m human. I still get insecure on the runway, but it’s really exciting for me because I want to get better.”
Gigi thanks her mom Yolanda when asked about work ethic: “When you start working, you better be the most hardworking, nicest person in the room because if you’re not, then there’s always going to be someone prettier, nicer, and more hardworking.”
And just to let the public in on the “normal” Gigi, she admits to being starstruck by Kobe Bryant, prom and that awkward inevitable teenage kiss. Watch above and catch a W Magazine interview except below.
What was the first big job you got when you decided to go back into modeling?
I wanted to be a volleyball player, [but] I decided to go to college in New York because I wanted to model. Obviously people weren’t paying attention to me at that point, and I was doing everything that everyone does. I’ve done all of it. There was one point where my agent called me and he said, “Carine Roitfeld wants to meet you.” Because, like, I have boobs and a butt and whatever, but so that day I went to meet Bruce Weber, Stephen Gan, and Carine Roitfeld. And that’s when I got my CR cover and then shot the Tom Ford campaign later that month.
What’s the best advice you’ve ever been given? I bet it’s from your mom.
I think my favorite thing that she says is, “When you start working, you better be the most hardworking, nicest person in the room because if you’re not, then there’s always going to be someone prettier, nicer, and more hardworking.” It’s always a first impression and I think that the thing I try and remember is that you have to give your energy for that time because it’s the time that counts and that’s how the person’s going to remember you.