The way to modeling wasn’t a simple one for Gigi Hadid. The 24-year-old opened up to i-D Magazine recently, where she uncovered that in spite of being the girl of a well-known model – – Yolanda Hadid – the business was hard to break into in view of her body type.
In 2015, Jean Paul Gaultier cast Hadid in her first Paris runway appear, which came as she seemed to be “leaving secondary school” and still had her “volleyball body.”
“It was a body that I loved,” said Hadid. “I realized how hard I attempted to have those muscles, to be bent in those spots — I sort of miss it now. At that point, people were no picnic for me and attempted to state that I didn’t have a runway body.”
“I was so honored to be asked to walk in it because he didn’t just work with the people who he’d worked with for his whole career, but he also streetcar so much of his last couture show,” said Hadid. “And I think that says so much about who he is as a designer and as a person. He cares so much about the person that’s wearing the look and bringing out something in them.”
Hadid also revealed that she’s unsure what the future holds for her, including whether she’ll continue to work as a model.