It’s no secret that Gigi Hadid is enjoying plenty of success in the fashion industry right now—look no further than her very first stateside Vogue cover as proof. So what has helped her skyrocket to the tippy top of the industry? In a new interview on Vogue’s podcast, Hadid credits her respectfulness, likability, and work ethic with her career success.
“My mom always taught me to respect everyone on set,” she said on the podcast. “I do have a motto: I always say be kind, work hard, and make a friend. If I can be sure about one thing that has brought me to this place in my career, it’s that I’ve always worked my hardest to be someone people like to be on set with, be someone who people want to push for the next day when they go into a meeting. I think that leads to more opportunity than people realize.” Who could possibly argue with that?
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An ultimate dream come true, I am beyond humbled. Shooting my first American @voguemagazine cover, in my hometown, was so surreal. And to be able to share it with Olympic Gold Medalist and my new friend #AshtonEaton is such an honor. I couldn't think of a cover I'd rather be on than the one celebrating athletics. Being an athlete has brought so much pride and joy to my life and has instilled the work ethic that still drives me every day. To Anna, @mariotestino, @tonnegood & everyone at Vogue- thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me, teaching me, showing me the world, and being such a pleasure to work with. ❤️ To @luizmattos1906 and my @imgmodels family, I don't thank you guys enough- I appreciate you so much. We did it!!!!!!! This one's dedicated to my biggest inspirations to work hard, my family, to all my coaches throughout my life ???????? and of course to the fans that have stuck by me from the start!!! Feeling extremely blessed. x
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