Gigi Hadid loves meat pies, St. Ives apricot scrub & being a ‘hardheaded Taurus’


Gigi Hadid covers the December issue of Allure. It feels like Gigi is a tad overexposed at the moment, but I had a realization as I was skimming through this interview and looking at the photos: my 13-year-old self would have loved Gigi. Like, I would have fan-girled so hard for Gigi. I don’t know what it is, but I do dig her look and her vibe. Is she the best model ever? No. But I still have such a strange affection for her. I don’t even hate this editorial, with the too-blue eyeshadow. She looks awesome. You can read her full cover story here, and here are some highlights:

Gigi’s first pony: “We were living in Aspen, and my first pony, Rocky Daddy, was a rescue from a farmer next door. The farmer was kind of old and couldn’t take care of him, so my mom asked if we could, and that’s the pony I started riding. Every morning, I’d feed him, and Mom would let me dress myself, so I’d put my rain boots on backward, which I thought was really funny.”

Her style: “I never really had a great sense of style. I was wearing what I wanted to wear. I don’t really know what my style is.”

Zayn Malik’s many shirtless IGs: “Yeah, that’s not hard to look at. I’ll never complain about that.”

Her social media strategy:
“I wish I had a strategy to [social media]. I could write a book and make millions. But I never feel like I’m working when I’m doing social media. I guess I succeeded at it because it came naturally.”

Her early interest in modeling: “I don’t know why, but I just knew. I knew I wanted to make pictures better… I was obsessed with photographers and where models were supposed to fit in. Obviously, I’m not taking iconic pictures as a six-year-old, but I studied models as part of an image, not just as a model, if that makes sense. I first got inspiration for energy in a photo looking at those Tommy Hilfiger family-picture ads, where there were so many people and it looked like so much fun. I guess I saw what a lot of people don’t see in models, which is that it’s hard work, and you’re not just another object in the photo… I don’t know if I got it from riding or school or volleyball or my mom or all of them. But I’ve always been the person to self-alarm at 4 a.m. to finish a school project.”

She doesn’t have 24-7 security: “I have security at the right times, but I also like to walk down the street by myself. I’m a Taurus; I’m hardheaded.”

On the claims that she’s benefited from nepotism: “I always want to prove myself and to let people know I’m a good person. A lot of people don’t realize they’re typing this stuff, and that’s a lot of negative energy—regardless of whether we see it or not. People just don’t realize the power of their judgment.”

She uses St. Ives Apricot scrub: “It’s been around because it’s the best.”

She wants to act: “I think I’ll only do one or two movies in my life, so I want them to be good.”

[From Allure]

She also mentions that she and Zayn like to stay at home and cook, which I actually believe. I believe is because Zayn is reportedly a good cook, and he enjoys cooking for Gigi. The night before the interview, they apparently made “meat pie and apple crumble.” Eh, better than breakfast beans! As for the rest of it… St. Ives Apricot Scrub is awesome, although many people have yelled at me personally for liking it, because apparently it’s not actually good for your skin or whatever. I also had a “no, Gigi, no!” moment when she talked about not using security sometimes – that’s not the kind of thing you should announce in a national magazine. As for nepotism and such… yeah, we know that we’re typing this stuff. And we still think you’re a nepotism-model.


Photos courtesy of Allure.

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  1. Felice. says:

    Well we’ve seen that she is willing to fight back if someone comes up to her so I’m not too worried that she goes alone sometimes.

  2. Esmom says:

    I use an exfoliating scrub every day and bought the St Ives one for a trip because it came in travel size. I forgot how painful it is. Those pitty bits are really sharp!

    • Erinn says:

      I have a love hate with the St. Ives stuff. It definitely works – but it probably isn’t great to use all the time, or anything. I guess it depends on your skin though. Mine is relatively sensitive – I can lightly rub mine in a spot and more often than not I’ll have a red blotch show up from it.

      I’ll use a decently gritty scrub before shaving my legs about half the time. I find the exfoliation really helps get a smooth shave. I just make sure not to press it in too hard when I’m using it.

      • Nicole says:

        Be careful with your skin with that snake oil. It leaves micro tears. You might not see it now but down the aging road. You will..

      • Beesie says:

        Try the Nourished & Smooth oatmeal St. Ives face scrub instead, it’s very mild, can be used as a mask as well. No “all natural” crushed walnut shells – the scrub particles are spherical instead. I used the St. Ives Timeless Skin face scrub for at least 8 years until they broke my heart by discontinuing it a few years ago. But I’ve found I like the oatmeal version even better & it can be used every day – even on my old, sensitive face. God, I sound like I work for them or something! But it truly is a great alternative to the regular/basic scrub.
        I never comment on here, just a long time lurker – but couldn’t help but add my two cents this time!

    • Dani says:

      I think you’re only supposed to use it like 2-3 times a week max because it scrubs so hard. I like it on Saturday mornings after a loooong week.

  3. Aussie girl says:

    Meh, typical model interview; favourite food, fav beauty product and aspirations to be an actress.

    Side note: nepotism has being a word I’ve heard a lot this year. FU 2016!!

  4. Birdix says:

    It’s a strange outfit on the cover. The pink lace dress half off and the childlike underwear. A little too kiddie porn?

  5. Mimi says:

    “See Gigi come to life in this issue”… is that low key shade or what 😂😂

  6. Alleycat says:

    She mentions Zayn in everything she does and it’s exhausting. I might be biased because I really don’t care for either of them to begin with, but I watched a video some magazine posted with her in it and they had Zayn pictures all over the walls! Girl, we get it. I like her better than Kendull, but enough with these nepotism models please.

  7. leigh says:

    The fashion industry is REALLY overusing the Hadid sisters. Between them and Kendell you hardly see anyone else.

  8. Patricia says:

    Wait, st Ives is bad for your skin? Can anyone explain? I use it on occasion, and it always feels very good. My legs feel the best when I shave, then use st Ives, then moisturize.

    She’s beautiful and as a fellow Taurus I get it. I would feel way too shackled by constant security. Let me do my own damn thang!

  9. NeedsAGoodLaugh says:

    Can we please call her Meat Pie Hadid from now on? Please?

  10. akilah says:

    You know, one day I’d love to hear a nepotism celeb actually admit it’s helped them, or, as in Gigi’s case, been instrumental in them actually having the career they wanted. Otherwise they sound kinda arrogant. Or clueless.

    I don’t think it’s the nepotism that’s hugely annoying, more the denial of it that grates. A bit like some super posh Brits that go to expensive schools with fully operational rowing lakes/olympic size swimming pools/full size theatres and then deny they had any advantage in getting ahead in becoming a rower/swimmer/actor.

    Dan Stevens, otoh, always mentions that getting a scholarship to a fancy school absolutely gave him the opportunity to get ahead, and I respect him more for saying it.

  11. Tourmaline says:

    That’s a striking cover.
    But I don’t really like Allure at all since Conde Nast kicked out Linda Wells as editor.

  12. Fiorella says:

    Wow I thought blue eyes can’t wear blue eyeshadow but she looks amazing ! Love the hair too

  13. Ponytail says:

    “my first pony”. There, right there, is the sentence that screams privilege, riches and a life that 99% of people just can’t experience.

  14. Lyla says:

    Why does she get praised for her social media game? I find her instagram to be boring, tbh.

    • MellyMel says:

      I follow her on Insta, but I agree. I actually think it’s funny when she’s called one of the instamodels cause to me her career started when she was a little kid because of her mom and family connections. Not because she’s popular on social media.

      • Suzie says:

        She was actually turned away from all the castings at the age of 18. So she spent about a year building up her social media profile, and it was only then that she started being hired. Also she had to lose weight.
        Regardless of whose kid you are, companies aren’t going to invest in you if you’re not going to be profitable. My niece who’s 14 told me that in her school most girls love Gigi and Kendall.
        Same with Selena Gomez, it is thanks to her 100 million followers that she models for Louis Vuitton.
        It is less down to their connections and more down to their social media presence. Even Kylie sells a lot, kids love her too, her makeup line does very well and now she models for Puma.
        But obviously they were able to build up their social medical presence thanks to their connections and money.

  15. Suzie says:

    I think she’s greatly improved as a model. Her photos are a lot better than last year. And I think they look super cute with Zayn.
    But if I were her I’d do less interviews, it’s nice to keep a bit of mystery, a la Kate Moss.
    Regarding nepotism, for me the worst is Brooklyn Beckham, they tried to make him happen as a model but as it wasn’t happening for him since he doesn’t have what it takes, now he’s a photographer and has just shot a Burberry perfume campaign at the ripe age of 17.

  16. MellyMel says:

    Ugh that scrub is amazing but so so bad for you. I swore by it for years but finally stopped using it. It’s literally cutting your skin.

  17. nicegirl says:

    I love, love, LOVE this one scrub I’ve been using lately – it by Freeman, you can get it at drugstores, etc – it is the charcoal and black sugar mud mask. It is AWESOME. It has directions for use as a mask but I just use it as a scrub every few days or so (sometimes together with their clay mask) – it is cleansing and de-toxifying as well as moisturizing, and if you get a bit near your mouth, it even tastes like sugar!

    I used to love my st ives apricot scrub until a makeup artist told me about the microtraumas it causes to your skin.

  18. hogtowngooner says:

    St Ives Apricot Scrub is the business, though.