Gigi Hadid says she had a great debt of privilege ” when she first began her modelling career in a new interview with Vogue Australia.
Gigi Hadid says growing up rich came up with her part of the debt when she began working as a runway model.
“I know that I come from a privilege, so when I started, there was a large debt of powers, of course,” the model told Vogue Australia.
Hadid, who covers the magazine’s July issue, said she tried to prove herself for the models that do not come from money. The 23-year-old parents of Los Angeles real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star model Yolanda Hadid.
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“I’ve always had this great work ethic, because my parents came from nothing and I worked hard to honor them,” she said, adding, “There are so many girls who come [from] all over the world and work their asses off and send money home to their families, as my mother did.”
She never wanted her recognizable name and early career “Bravo” appearance to define her.
“I wanted to stand next to them backstage and they look at me and respect me and know that it is never about me trying to overshadow or take their place,” she said.
Still, she said her career now spans from the Fashion Week shows, capsule collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger and partnerships with Vogue Eyewear and Maybelline — can be shown to be the results of having a remarkable last name, and an equally famous brother or sister, Bella Hadid.
“I feel misunderstood, in a lot of ways,” Hadid admitted. “I’ve tried for the length of my career to show who I am and what’s important to me, but I’m going to try to remember that I can’t satisfy everyone and prove myself to everyone, so therefore I have to accept that there is going to be misunderstandings.”
This article originally appeared on Page Six.