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Gigi Hadid Was Told She 'Didn't Have a Runway Body': 'People Were Hard on Me'

Gigi Hadid Was Told She 'Didn't Have a Runway Body': 'People Were Hard on Me'

Gigi Hadid was once told that she “didn’t have a runway body,” despite having walked dozens of dozens of runways as of today!

While speaking with i-D magazine, Gigi spoke about how French couturier Jean Paul Gaultier cast her in his 2014 show – which was her first show.

“He was the first designer that let me walk on a runway in Paris, it was in his last ready-to-wear show. At the time I was still starting out in my career, I was coming out of high school, I still had my volleyball body. It was a body that I loved. I knew how hard I worked to have those muscles, to be curved in those places – I kind of miss it now. At the time, people were hard on me and tried to say that I didn’t have a runway body,” Gigi said.

She continued, “So for Jean Paul to have me at his last ready-to-wear show… not only to have me, but also to put me in an outfit that didn’t cover a lot… like, there were still stylists or designers at that time who were putting me in their shows, but putting me something that really covered my body. And so for him to make me feel like he wanted me to shine in that way, it really meant a lot to me as a young model. And I know that he has done that for a lot of people.”

Meanwhile, find out why Gigi Hadid believes her runway walk is so criticized.

See photos of Gigi Hadid in her first runway show in 2014…

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