For several months now, the term “nepo baby” has been a hot topic of conversation online. As living expenses continue to rise, without any real promise of change, the masses have been feeling as though it’s about time to “eat the rich,” as well as their famous children who inherit millions simply for being born. While some stars try to deny that they came from fame, others, like Gigi Hadid, are learning to accept the label.
For her latest interview, the supermodel spoke with the Times of London about growing up in the shadow of her mother, Yolanda Hadid. The Dutch beauty previously starred on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from 2012 to 2016 and was frequently seen criticizing Gigi for eating on camera, leading to backlash. Before she achieved fame and fortune, however, the family matriarch and her husband, Mohamed Hadid, came from nothing.
Gigi Accepts Her Nepo Baby Status
“Technically I’m a nepotism baby,” Gigi shared. “My parents came from very little. I’ve always acknowledged that I come from a privilege. Over the years, her parents taught her plenty of important lessons, including being as nice and hard-working as possible at all times. For the Hadid family, being successful and having money is no reason to slack off or make a bad impression.
Though she’s walked down some of the most important runways of the past decade, the mother of one still has her insecurities. She doesn’t think that she’s “the prettiest person in the world,” though Hadid noted that some Botox might be just the thing to fix that. She’s no stranger to the intense pressure that comes with being a model, having landed her first job when she was only two years old. After plenty of hard work, she posed for Victoria’s Secret and went on to debut at New York Fashion Week in 2014.
Co-Parenting with Zayn Malik
Elsewhere in her interview, Gigi Hadid spoke briefly about her co-parenting experience with Zayn Malik. The two broke up little more than a year after their daughter, Khai’s birth. At the time, allegations against the former One Direction member stated that he shoved Yolanda into a dresser, which he previously pleaded no contest to in court. Read what the 27-year-old had to say about her ex here, and check back later for more pop culture news updates.