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AMA Co-Host Gigi Hadid Says She's Trying Not to Be Zayn Malik's 'Embarrassing Girlfriend'

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Talk about a power couple.

Hitting the red carpet before diving into her co-hosting duties at the American Music Awards Sunday night in Los Angeles, Gigi Hadid didn’t hold back from gushing about her boyfriend Zayn Malik.

“The presidents that are running still vote, so technically I feel like as a host I’m allowed to vote,” she joked to E! News about voting for Malik (who’s nominated for new artist of the year).

Though she’s being as supportive as possible, the model — who called the singer “wise and creative” — admitted the couple hadn’t had time to connect yet.

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“I haven’t been on my phone ’cause I’ve been at rehearsal,” she said. “I should be checking in probably. I’m trying to do my host duties and not be the embarrassing girlfriend.”

Hadid previously told PEOPLE the “Pillowtalk” singer “really deserves” to win. “It’s been amazing to see him learn about himself and the music that makes him really happy to sing,” she said. “I would just be very excited for him if he were to win.”

Performer Lady Gaga wished the pair a fun evening, tweeting, “@zaynmalik @GiGiHadid have fun tonight u two gorgeous kids! Celebrate you’re on top of the world!”

This BABE is about to host AMAs with the amazing Jay Pharoah. Watch!! @gigihadid @jaypharoah

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Hadid’s best friend Taylor Swift showed her support for her pal on Instagram ahead of the show. “This BABE is about to host AMAs with the amazing Jay Pharoah. Watch!!” she captioned a cute photo of Hadid. Pal Karlie Kloss tweeted her support, as well.

Hadid and Pharoah met for the first time “last week at a writing meeting on FaceTime,” the model told E! “I’m just like going for it. I feel when I just have fun and be a little weird, then it’s all good.”