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WhileGigi Hadid exudes confidence with her sexy photo shoots and fierce catwalks, the model sometimes lets the haters get to her. So she seeks advice from one of her famous BFFs Kendall Jenner.
In an interview with LOVE magazine, Hadid, 20, talks about dealing with "trolls."
"When people are really harsh? I live with my best friend from high school, but usually I'm going to call Kendall because Kendall's the one who will always be like, 'You don't need that, just let it go,'" she said. "And I know that if that's working for her then it can work for me."
"It's not just us, it's a lot of women in the entertainment industry that are really supporting each other and showing that it's less cool to be mean than it is to be nice," she added. "I think that that's a very unique thing to our generation."
Hadid made her comments in an interview published in LOVE magazine's spring / summer 2016 LOVE Club issue, set to hit newsstands on Feb. 8. The model appears in a racy photo for the magazine, wearing a white cotton logo Koza T-shirt, which she pulls up to reveal some under boob, paired with blue washed denim jeans by Alexander Wang, blue eye makeup and her long, blond hair falling loosely over one of her eyes, ‘80s style
Kendall, 20 also posed for LOVE, sitting in bed while wearing a pink wig, a black Hell Babes choker and bracelet, pink Camper sandals...and not much else.
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Hadid, daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member and former model Yolanda Hadid and Jenner, who rose to fame with Keeping Up With the Kardashians, made their Victoria's Secret runway debuts walking the catwalk at the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Both Hadid and Jenner have been criticized over alleged nepotism when it comes to their modeling careers, which have skyrocketed over the past year. Hadid, who made her overall runway debut in 2014, has occasionally faced criticism over her walk, including from people on social media, where she and Jenner, like many celebrities, receive a lot of hate.
"Your walk is. SOOO funny," Instagram user vern.stal wrote in a comment to an Instagram video Hadid had posted over the weekend of her and her niece, which shows the model sitting down.
In her interview with LOVE, Hadid recalled how supermodel Naomi Campbell, 45, gave her some sound advice and helped her practice her runway walk.
"I was with Naomi a couple of weeks before the VS show," Hadid said. "She said, 'Don't apologize, don't do it. You are perfect the way you are. Everyone said my walk was weird too.'"
Hadid has in recent months received nasty online comments from a new crop of haters: Fans of Zayn Malik, her new boyfriend. The model and the 23-year-old former One Direction singer have been spotted together several times over the past month, pack on the PDA in his debut solo music video, "Pillowtalk" and have flirted online. In a recent interview, Malik recently confirmed that she is in fact his girlfriend.
"Bitch," Instagram user zayn_wife_o_o wrote to Hadid as a comment on a photo she posted Tuesday.
"We define a troll," the model told LOVE, "as someone that's hiding behind their computer, putting out negativity and not realizing that their words are actually words and that we're actually people that are reading them."