Gigi Hadid stormed catwalk after catwalk during Fashion Month and even had the privilege of walking alongside Lauren Hutton at the Bottega Veneta show. But the model of the moment says she still has a lot of room for improvement when it comes to her sexy strut. And she has no shame admitting it.
In W magazine’s latest “Screen Test” video, Hadid comes clean about her modeling struggles. “It’s funny because obviously I’m not the best on the runway. Okay everyone we did it! Gigi said it; I know it! But… what do you do?”
Despite shooting her first Baby Guess campaign at only 2, she was never given proper catwalk training. “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 was something I knew. I’m working on it.”
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That huge skyrocket into stardom she’s referring to happened thanks to fashion editor Carine Roitfeld. “There was one point where my agent called me and he said Carine Roitfeld wants to meet you, and I said, ‘Are you sure she said the right name? I have boobs and a butt.'”
The editor tapped Hadid to star in a Tom Ford campaign which she describes as the point that “it all started for me.”
Hadid, 21, may think she could use some improvement on the catwalk, but she’s always been a pro at posing. She’s been covering billboards since she was 5 but says she’s very uncomfortable seeing them in person today. “Now when I see myself on a billboard I can’t go near the block. I get hot sweats,” she says. “So I ask my friends to send pictures to me because I can’t go anywhere near it.”
Watch the full video to learn more about her first kiss, her first prom dress, her biggest star crush and the best piece of advice mom Yolanda Hadid ever gave her. Then tell us, what do you think about Hadid admitting she needs more runway practice?