Gigi and Bella Hadid have spoken candidly, and adorably, about how much their sisterly bond means to them while navigating the often tough modelling industry.
Gigi, 21, is enjoying sharing the runaway with her little sis Bella, 20, after making their first join appearance at last year’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Since then, they have walked together for the likes of Tommy Hilfiger, H&M and Moschino.
“It’s amazing to have family in such close proximity in this industry,” Gigi told The Telegraph. “I can look across the room through all the craziness and have that sense of home but I also realise that it’s not normal. I feel very lucky.”
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Happy Birthday to my baby sister @bellahadid 💥💥 Your beauty and beautiful heart blow me away more every day. You make me more proud than you'll ever know, and I feel so grateful that we get to experience so much by each other's side. 👭 Can't believe you're 20!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love ya miss ya kiss ya 🎈🍾
Naturally, her “very protective” older sibling instincts kick in, but she’s determined to let Bella carve her own path. “I try to play it cool,” she said. “I try not to be on top of her because I know that I learnt a lot of the best things in the first couple of years on my own.”
Just in case you’re wondering, OF COURSE they still steal each other’s clothes. They’re sisters. They’re also “best friends”, said Bella. “We fought, obviously, when we were teenagers but by the time we were 16 we realised that we have each other and that it can get lonely out there.”
These sisters are doing it for themselves, and each other, and we love them for it.