We all know her as a top fashion model where she is a regular face in the newsstands, scoring covers and editorials left and right from New York to China and walking in influential runways from high fashion to ready-to-wear. Our girl has walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and has been in front of the lenses of legendary fashion photographers, from Mario Testino to Patrick Demarchelier. Gigi Hadid is part of this generation’s newest batch of supermodels and she is Penshoppe’s newest brand ambassador.
Hadid is known to be an energetic and fun gal, which is quite obvious since she’s a part of the all-star #Squadgoals, led by topliner Taylor Swift. “I feel like the energy’s really fun onset and I think that comes from a very specific company of people,” shares the 21-year old model, “Penshoppe is definitely one of them.”
In our exclusive interview with Gigi, we manage to tear her away for a quick fire round of questions about her firsts and lasts.–TED TALKS
What was the first thing you did when you woke up today?
First thing I did when I woke up today, I let the dog out.
First break you got in the fashion industry?
My first real break was when Carine Roitfeld put me on the cover of CR Fashion Book, and I was in Sports Illustrated Swim for my first time that same month. So that was kind of a moment, I guess? That was the moment; that was the month.
Last time you got nervous walking for a show?
When was my last show…Fendi? No, I didn’t walk Fendi. Miu Miu! That was the last show, so that was when, but I’m always nervous for every show.
First moment you realized modeling was what you wanted to do?
I guess like around seven years ago? Yu Tsai was the first person, like the first actual photographer to shoot me when I was 14. And we were talking today and I was thinking, if I grew up in front of anyone’s lens, it would be Yu Tsai’s, ‘cause he has shot me every year of my life since I was 14.
First word that comes to mind when you hear the word Penshoppe?
Last item you purchased?
Hmm. At the airport, I bought a coloring book.
First thing you’ll do when you turn 21?
Well…I’ll probably wake up and have breakfast.
Last guilty pleasure you had?
Yesterday, I made macaroni and cheese, Kraft Macaroni and Cheese for lunch.
First app you open on your phone?
Last thing you would do before calling it a day?
I always eat before I go to bed ‘cause I can’t go to bed hungry [laughs].
Last Snapchat filter you’ve taken a selfie with?
It’s the Coachella flower crown.
First concert you ever went to?
Barney Live [laughs].
First exercise you do in the morning to start your day?
Exercise? I chew my breakfast [laughs].
First rule to live by for a happy and satisfied life?
Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.
Last thing that made you smile?
Being on set with you guys!