Gigi Hadid Wants People To Know She’s ‘Human’ And Even She Gets Insecure

Heres the thing about getting your dream job: Youre still you, no matter how glamorous your lifestyle might become.

In the new issue of W Magazine, model of the moment Gigi Hadid reveals she still battles insecurities.

The 21-year-old star might have every designer contract, the most beautiful boyfriend in the game and a superstar group of girlfriends (ahem, Kendall Jenner), but that doesnt make her impervious to self-confidence struggles.

Although Hadid had a boost in the fashion industry (mom Yolanda also modeled), she spent years defending her curves to casting agents.

She explains,

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? Because, like, I have boobs and a butt and whatever

Thats when I got my CR cover and then shot the Tom Ford campaign later that month and thats where it started for me.

Gigi says modeling hasnt been an easy ride for her. Although shes primarily comfortable posing for advertisements and editorials, shes had to take her bod to the runway as part of her 9-to-5 work grind.

Its challenging to put your body out there for others to critique and to realize youll always have to push yourself harder to stay on top of the fashion game.

She says,

I never was taught how to walk on the runway. And maybe thats because it moved really quickly for me, that people just assumed that that was something I knew. So, you know, a year and a half later, Im still learning

Im working on it, but Im human. I still get insecure on the runway, but its really exciting for me because I want to get better.

Quite the inspirational line, right? I can imagine it emblazoned over a photo of a kitten dangling from a tree limb, stuck up on a college dorm room wall somewhere.

Jokes aside, Gigis interview is the real advantage of being a Millennial role model.

She can be honest about her failings, and they make her a person even more worth respecting because it hasnt all been roses in her career.

From the outside, everyones life seems easier than yours. But even the ladies running the game cant help but feel insecure occasionally.

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