Gigi and Bella Hadid: Are they the New Age Supermodels?
- BY: HILARY RUTHVEN
- Oct. 19, 2016
Who do you think of when you hear the word supermodel? Does Naomi Campbell, Kate Moss, or even Miranda Kerr come to mind? These icons are, and forever will be the original it girls, the first real supermodels. But who will follow in these prominent footsteps, and fill their heels? Well, according to Coco Rocha, the Hadid sisters are those girls (you heard it first here).
Following London Fashion Week Coco posted a picture on Instagram of the sisters after the Fendi show captioned, “I’ve been doing this modeling thing for a minute and I’d just like to say, for the record, @gigihadid and @bellahadid are the REAL DEAL. #Supermodels.” I mean, any compliment is nice but a compliment from Coco Rocha is one to take seriously gals.
With Bella Hadid taking home the Hugo Boss Model of the Year Award for 2016, to Gigi Hadid recently releasing an exclusive range with Tommy Hilfiger (it’s called TommyxGigi, FYI) this duo truly are dominating all areas of the industry. These new age supermodels have, in a way, reshaped the image of the original supermodel. Gigi’s life motto kind of proves that, she lives by the words: ‘Eat clean to stay fit, eat a burger to stay sane.’ I hear you sister, Amen to that!
While we can safely add Coco to the #1 Hadid fan-club there is one question on everyone’s lips; is she right? Some critics have proclaimed the duo not worthy of the title, and their leap to ‘supermodel-hood’ was shortcut due to wealth, and huge social media following (31.1 million between them on Instagram, to be exact). But whatever view you take and whoever you support, one thing is very, very clear. These genetically blessed sisters are here, and they are not going anywhere, anytime soon.