Gigi Hadid appeared on Vogue’s podcast and mused on the future of the modeling industry — and it’s her! After the ‘new generation’ of supermodels, including Gigi and Kendall Jenner, were discredited by OGs like Rebecca Romijn, she’s explaining why the industry needs this breathe of fresh air!
While speaking to Vogue on Episode 32 of their podcast, Gigi Hadid, 21, paid tribute to the amazing supermodels who ignited the fashion industry years ago, like Cindy Crawford and Naomi Campbell. And she refuted the allegations that models like herself Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, only rose to prominence because of Instagram; being on social media doesn’t mean they’re not amazing!
“It’s a way that people get to know [models] other than a face on a page,” Gigi said. “We are given the opportunity to spread our wings in so many different industries because people get to know us, they start to understand different levels of our personalities, and our talents.“
“Obviously, Cindy and Claudia [Schiffer] and Naomi — no one can do it better than them in the time that they were in,” she continued. “I think that the reason why Kendall and Cara and Karlie and I are kind of… able to have this moment right now is because the industry needed a change to be able to welcome in another generation.”
Back in April 2016, Rebecca Romijn decided to call out the new girls (without naming them) for some reason, all for being successful on social media: “They are not true supermodels,” she told ET. Rude! Rebecca later apologized, but the damage was done. Hopefully Naomi, Cindy and Claudia don’t agree with her!
HollywoodLifers, do you agree with Gigi about the new generation of supermodels? Tell us in the comments!