As Gigi Hadid makes her ultimate comeback at the Victoria’s Secret 2018, we caught up with her backstage, to exclusively give us a lesson in how to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel. Plus, Gigi reveals that she finds it possible to play hard to get with her boyfriend, Zayn…
If I was going to get a last-minute call to walk the Victoria’s Secret show – what tips would you give me?
The first boys’ section – I am into it! Every year I try to learn so I am not sure I am the best one to give you the advice. I think it’s about feeling all the love, all the good energy and support that our friends and these girls have for us. I think it’s important to embrace that and feel loved and excited – that is important. Self-love, first of all, and then love for everyone in the world!
What are your ultimate tips for giving a boy the eye on the runway?
Just stare him down! I am kidding! Give him the look, but with a smile. But make sure the look suggests that you have other plans and you can do whatever you want!
Are you the queen of hard to get?
You should ask my boyfriend – I don’t know! I am so obsessed with him to play hard to get, these days! But in the beginning for sure!
How can I hair flip like a Victoria’s Secret Angel?
Firstly, what I do is I go down and get into the roots of my hair, so it gets some good volume. Then I flip it to the side – the left – that’s important to find your side first! Then you flip to the opposite.
What’s the ultimate excuse for getting out of a gym day?
I have never really been a gym goer. I have always really been into playing volleyball, horse riding or boxing. I feel that I never use excuses. If it’s not a day where I want to work out then, honestly, I accept myself for that; I go on a nice walk, I pick some flowers, I go to my garden, I cook something. I think you shouldn’t put so much pressure on yourself. I think when you do things you have fun doing, you let it be a natural part of your life; it’s always positive.
How does it feel to be making the ultimate Victoria’s Secret comeback?
I feel strangely calm and positive. That’s really good! I don’t feel anxiety yet, I woke up this morning and thought, ‘today is going to be a good day!’ Everyone is so amazing and so beautiful, I love all the girls in the show. It’s going to be a good day all around! It feels so good! I love everyone! VS have always been so supportive to me and I am just so excited to be back in New York City. It feels so nice to be in my own apartment and not in an hotel. Also, in New York, all of our friends come – they either come from charities or they work in fashion or whatever. When we are in different countries it’s nice to share that but it’s nice to come home. It’s a big homecoming for all of us as there’s twenty countries represented by the girls in the show but most of us live in New York. The audience and the energy are really different!
Watch our exclusive video interview with Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner backstage at the Victoria’s Secret show on GLAMOUR.com above!