Gigi Hadid gets candid about sister Bella Hadid being in the same industry and the chances of rivalry
'We're more competitive about holiday cooking.'
You might assume that two sisters going head-to-head in the modelling industry would result in real disaster, but supermodel sisters Gigi and Bella Hadid have proved that family comes before fashion. Opening up about the possibility of rivalry in their jobs for V Magazine, oldest sibling Gigi reveals that they instead choose to support each other’s successes.
There’s zero hair-pulling, catwalk sabotage or outfit stealing with these two. Gigi explained that she views their matching modelling careers as hugely beneficial in terms of support and home comforts when working away. ‘I absolutely love it. It’s very rare to have what Bella and I have in fashion,’ she said.
She added: ‘I feel lucky to be able to have a piece of home in my work environment. We are each other’s biggest fans. It has been a huge joy of my life to watch my little sister flourish and to help when I can!’
‘I would say that out of everything, Bella and I are the least competitive about our careers. We are more competitive about holiday cooking.’
23 years ago the world was blessed with a little angel. Best friends since the moment you held me in the delivery room! You’ve been waiting for this day for your whole life…23!!!! Golden ! Just like u! At least once a day, I think and wonder how I got so lucky to have you as a sister. To have someone to teach me as I grow, to love me as I am, and to be together for every step of the way. I look at photos and watch videos of us growing up, and it just makes me smile/because I know that I’d never be able to do this life without you. Nothing would be the same !!!! You are my comfort blanket, my idol, my confidant, my built in best friend, and, of course, the best gift @yolanda.hadid and @mohamedhadid have ever given me… You too cheeto @anwarhadid I am so proud of the woman you are, the ideas you have, the strength you have built, and the love you radiate. Thank you for being YOU!!! When you are truly you, no one can stop you!!!!! I love you more than you’ll ever know ! There is no one I would rather spend this life with. My Forever muse and bfff(and ever and ever and ever) My sissy pantelones, The ONE!!!! I love you. @gigihadid
Quizzed on the advice that she’d offered her younger sis when she first started out in the business, 23-year-old Hadid revealed: ‘I personally really loved the challenge of learning a lot of the fashion ropes on my own when I started working in New York, so I didn’t want to take that experience away from Bella when she started. I was always there whenever she had a question about a specific client or situation, but I tried not to be too protective, which comes naturally to me with her. We’re always FaceTiming to keep each other company on work trips.’
From: ELLE UK