In the issue, Gigi opens up about her career, dealing with paparazzi and sister Bella Hadid.
On Her Runway Walk:
“I’ve really been working on trying to get better and to learn from every show, so I take it as a learning experience, because I always want to do my best. But I think it’s always going to be nerve-racking for me. There’s always a little thing, like the shoes [are tight] or the dress is heavy or whatever, so that’s what you’re focused on, to make sure your walk is going to go well.”
“Obviously I’m not the best on the runway. I’m flat-footed, and I pretty much have a forced arch in my foot from playing volleyball my whole life. In the last six months, my walk has really improved because I’ve started to learn how to pad my shoes correctly to support my feet. It’s like you learn little tricks, and you focus on those.”
On her sister, Bella Hadid:
“She’s so understanding of the demands of this job, and it’s really great that I can talk to her about it because a lot of the time I feel suffocated by my own work ethic and by the expectations I put on myself. It’s really nice when you have people who say, ‘It’s okay to take time for yourself.’”
On the Paparazzi:
“I understand that it comes with the territory, but it’s also very intense to always have to consider. I don’t think it will ever be normal, and if people ever feel like it’s normal, then that’s weird. It’s cool to be in a place like Florida. I appreciate the times when I can just walk down the street for five minutes because people don’t know I’m there yet.”
On her career:
“I’m so excited about the jobs when I get them, so grateful, and it’s my dream to be doing this. But I think anyone in this industry will tell you you’re lying if you say that the constant traveling isn’t hard.”
You can read Gigi’s full interview here. The June/July issue of Harper’s Bazaar will available on newsstands May 23!