When it comes to taking over the fashion industry, Gigi Hadid says there is zero competition with her younger sister Bella Hadid.
Speaking with her friend Serena Williams for V Magazine‘s latest issue, the 23-year-old model, who is seen catching air on a Sea-Doo in a custom Fendi look for one of her three magazine covers, opens up about her unbreakable sisterly bond.
Click below to watch Gigi do her own stunts in a video she posted to Instagram.
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@VMAGAZINE #V114 ⚡️⚡️🔋 There are no words to describe how much fun we had creating this entire story + (3) cover(s)!!!, or how grateful and proud I am to be back on the cover of V by Mario Sorrenti !!!! To #StephenGan – aside from being my fashion godfather from the start of my career in NYC, you have also been a true friend, confidant, and mentor to me. 🧡 I can’t thank you enough for everything, including this cover-story experience that brought out and made me feel like my most empowered self ♡💪🏽♀! @mario_sorrenti you were such a fun teammate! Thanks for everything !!!! I’ll never forget those couple of days! #idomyownstunts 🤪🌊☀️🏍 Pre order via vmagazineshop.com ft interview by my amazing friend and powerhouse of a woman @serenawilliams – thank you so much angel ! link in bio 💥⚡️🌴
“I absolutely love it,” Hadid tells Williams on working in the same industry as her sister. “It’s very rare to have what Bella and I have in fashion, what you and Venus have in tennis. I feel very lucky to be able to have a piece of home in my work environment. We are each other’s biggest fans.”
While Hadid asserts that the fashion-duo are the “least competitive” about their careers, she reveals, “We are more competitive about holiday cooking.”
On giving advice to Bella, Hadid says, “I personally really loved the challenge of learning a lot of the fashion ropes on my own when I started working in New York, so I didn’t want to take that experience away from Bella when she started.”
Gigi adds, “I was always there whenever she had a question about a specific client or situation, but I tried not to be too protective. We’re always FaceTiming to keep each other company on work trips.”
Opening up about her personal motivations, Hadid contends, “I feel very blessed to do what I do and be where I am. I think that a lot of what is meaningful nowadays takes a lot of courage.”
She continues, “The love and support I receive from fans motivates me every day to keep getting better all-around and speaking up for what I believe in.”