9 months ago
When you think of the world’s most famous models, there’s usually an untouchability to them—something that separates them from the rest of humanity.
According to Harper’s Bazaar, at least for Gigi Hadid, arguably one of top models of her generation right now, that couldn’t be further from the truth. Well, up to a point.
The 22-year-old, with whom the magazine recently did an in-depth cover story, seems surprisingly normal for a millennial: She dishes on her boyfriend (One Direction’s Zayn Malik); scrolls mindlessly through her phone; talks about her favorite Netflix show (Abstract: The Art of Design) and what she enjoys cooking at home.
Certainly, as “normal” as that may sound, that’s about where her similarities with the rest of her generation ends. She’s constantly being hounded by the paparazzi, has girlfriends like Taylor Swift and Kendall Jenner, and the press follows her every move (both live and via her 33 million Instagram followers).
Yet she still shows a human side, at least when it comes to her work on the runway: Hadid gets nervous before walking. Apparently, her runway walk has never been her strongest suit, but she’s come to terms with it. As she tells the magazine:
“I’m flat-footed, and I pretty much have a forced arch in my foot from playing volleyball my whole life. In the last six months, my walk has really improved because I’ve started to learn how to pad my shoes correctly to support my feet. It’s like you learn little tricks, and you focus on those.”
Watch a teaser video Hadid shot for her cover shoot below, which was filmed at the Kennedy Space Center.