Gigi Hadid may come from money — but she is all about that hard work!
In fact, her cognizance of her status was a factor in how she treated her first few years as a model. She explains:
“I know I come from privilege, so when I started there was this big guilt of privilege, obviously.”
But that guilt drove her to earn everything she got:
“I’ve always had this big work ethic, because my parents came from nothing and I worked hard to honor them.”
She says that kept her eyes open to the struggles of those around her who didn’t have such resources:
“There are so many girls who come [from] all over the world and work their arses off and send money home to their families like my mother did, and I wanted to stand next to them backstage and for them to look at me and respect me and to know that it’s never about me trying to overshadow or take their place. So when I started out I wanted to prove myself so badly that sometimes I would overwork myself.”
Sounds like an admirable way to deal with that situation to us. Tough to say she hasn’t worked her way up at this point.
But Gigi says she isn’t done working on herself:
“You know that people say I shouldn’t be on the runway? I’ve got a lot better at dealing with that and wanting to better myself. That’s my motivation.”
What do YOU think of Gigi’s words, Perezcious readers?
Thoughtful and inspiring? Or pretentious and pandering??
[Image via Dennis Van Tine/Future Image/WENN.]