Gigi Hadid’s modelling advice from mother Yolanda Hadid
Gigi Hadid’s mother Yolanda Hadid taught her the importance of “hard work” in the modelling industry.
The 21-year-old model - who is currently the face of Tommy Hilfiger and has recently released her second collection under the brand - was warned about the ups and the downs of the fashion world by the 53-year-old former model, who told her that if you don’t put the hours in and make an effort with your appearance there will always be another girl who is “more beautiful” and “harder working” than you that will take the job.
Speaking to Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera about her mother’s influence on her work, Gigi said: “One of the reasons why I have to thank her is that I’ve come to the fashion industry world without illusions: she told me everything to prepare me. She told me about casting in terrible and humid basements in London. She told me about other models who cut your tail during the night before the show. When the supermodels of the 90s say that we are not like them they say something true. We were born in different times but we work hard too. In different ways. I was one of the first ones who started this thing, who started to communicate through social media, but I made it with my mentality, or actually the mentality my mom gave me.
“If you are not the girl who is working harder than the other girls there will be one more beautiful than you, one who is going to work harder than you.”
One of the things the fashion muse - who is dating former One Direction star Zayn - prides herself on, is being a “pleasant person” who people want to work with, which why she feels she has landed her “dream” jobs over the years.
She previously explained: “Being a pleasant person in general, then more opportunities come to you. Half the stuff I’ve done in the last few years I never would’ve dreamed of.”