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Gigi Hadid Quotes

Jelena Noura

Gigi Hadid quotes: on boxing, burgers, being nice and more.

“Sometimes things aren’t a dream because you don’t really think it’s a possibility.  So my goal on a daily basis is just to go to work and be someone that people like to be around.  I just want to work hard and be nice to people, and I feel like when you touch people in that way, on a more personal level, then they go to work the next day pushing for you.  And that’s when an opportunity comes that you wouldn’t have even expected otherwise.”

“I’ve learned that if I only put my mind to one thing that I can get tunnel vision.  Then I may not be as open to other opportunities because I’m so focused on one thing.  I think what’s worked better for me personally is I have three goals every day: be nice, work hard and make friends.  Those are my daily goals, and I feel like those are the things that create opportunity and creating connections that will then lead to other things that I may not have planned for otherwise.”

“So many women around the world in so many different career paths and places are expected to be perfect and I know that it sounds cliché, but none of us are.”

“I think that not being perfect has given me the freedom to keep getting better.”

“It makes life so much easier when you can just say ‘I’m human’ at the end of the day.”

“My biggest thing about being a role model is whatever I’m preaching, I’m practicing.”

“I’ve met people and have mentors that have taught me and I’m still trying to get better today.  It’s been something that has always been kind of okay with me – not in the sense that I didn’t want to get better, but I always knew that I could get better.”

“Every day just working to keep a young spirit – because even when you’re young that’s hard to do, because you get so caught up in things.  I just think it’s so important to make an effort every day to have a young spirit.  Then when you get older, you always kind of keep that.”

“Just be nice to people and be someone people want to work with because if people don’t like working with you it’s just not going to work out.”

“You have to realize that everyone that you are working with is important.  It doesn’t matter where you are starting from; you are always going to run back into those people, and they are going to talk, and that’s going to be the base of whether you get good opportunities or not.”

“My mom was a model, so she’s been really good about giving me tips on how to navigate behind the scenes – like the importance of being nice to everyone on set and remembering people’s names, to how to be a positive part of the photo shoot and stuff like that.”

“It’s really about making opportunities for yourself and connecting with people on a more-than-normal level.  That opens doors.  You never know if the caterer’s brother is someone.  You don’t know who someone is having dinner with that night.  So being a nice person and touching people creates opportunity.”

“My mom was a model.  She met my dad when he was building the Ritz-Carlton in Colorado and she was modeling there.  Although we were very blessed, my parents never wanted us to believe we didn’t have to work.  They didn’t want us to think that our situation would get us through life.”

“I was always in front of the camera.  My mom was really passionate about photography.  I have pictures of my whole life.  I’ve always just been in front of my mom’s camera and it’s always comfortable to me.”

“When you’re two, three, four years old, it’s not really modeling.  You run around, and they give you toys in a fun place, and they take pictures of you playing.”

“I was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess when I was actually, like, two years old.  And so I started with Baby Guess; I did Guess Kids, and then I stopped because I was a really competitive horseback rider and a club volleyball player.  I went to Junior Olympic qualifiers for volleyball.  So, I kind of stopped modeling.”

“My mentality has always been, ‘If I’m not the best at something, then I might as well be the best at something else.’  I realized that I wasn’t going to be an Olympic volleyball player, but I knew I could model at that level.”

“I think that something photographers find about me is that I work really hard to make sure I know what they want before I start shooting.”

“No, I’m not the first or last model of my type in this industry.  You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker that’s confident in myself – one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change.”

“Fashion is really a place where every other industry connects, whether it’s music or acting.  At the end of the day, everyone is going to walk the red carpet and be interested in the fashion side of it.  I think that’s really cool because as a model, you get to connect with a lot of different worlds.”

“Everyone has a different body shape, so you kind of have to figure out not only what works best for your body type, but what also makes you feel confident.  Even if everyone thinks you look good in a bikini, and you don’t feel good in it, you’re not going to be at your best.  If you feel great in a bikini, you can always work it.”

“I’ve always said that I feel lucky to live in the era of social media and be a working model in this time.  Back in the day, models were just another face.  But social media has given people a voice and not just another face.  Not only can you show the world your personality and stuff like that, but you can be a brand ambassador easily.”

“The bigger fan base you have, the more companies will be attracted to you.  And having a following, you can be so much more involved being a representative with the brand you’re working with.”

“I think it’s so important to practice what you preach – whether you’re into riding cows to work or eating a burger after boxing, just do what you’re telling your fans you’re doing because you have to be real with them because they look up to you.”

“If you don’t like it, don’t follow me, don’t watch me, ’cause I’m not going anywhere.”

“I feel like I try to keep learning every time I step off a runway, I try to get better with each one.”

“I’m an athletic person.  But I love my body because I know what it’s been through to be what it is.  And honestly I’m not going to change for someone that is depressed about their life.”

“My fitness inspiration has always been athletes, my whole life.  Serena Williams is a great friend of mine and Ronda Rousey – we did Sports Illustrated together.  Obviously, following powerful women and seeing their bodies and how hard they work is really inspiring to me.”

“I feel like when I’m working and when it’s not my time off, I like working out alone because it’s kind of like that time that my mind gets to just shut off and I can just focus on working on being a better boxer.”

“I eat healthy when I can; I eat a burger when I want, and I work out.  You have to live with the routine that keeps your body the healthiest, and that’s what I do – I don’t change it for a swimsuit shoot.  You have to figure out what works with your body the best.”

“I’ve always said, ‘Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.'”

“My idea of happiness is effortless happiness.  The things that ground you.  For me it’s art and cooking, for example, and when I can be with my friends and the people I love and do simple things – that’s when I’m the happiest.”

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