Ireland Baldwin, Gigi Hadid

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Is Ireland Baldwin ready to jump into the boxing ring with pal Gigi Hadid? Not a chance!

Ireland dished on her longtime friend's hardcore workouts exclusively to E! News during Create + Cultivate's Fashion & Beauty Summit Speaker Dinner, hosted by Splendid. And—surprise!—the 19-year-old model revealed that keeping pace with Gigi at the gym is just as challenging as it looks on Instagram.

"I couldn't keep up! I watch Gigi, and I'm terrified of her. If I snuck up on her and scared her or something, she would kill me!" Ireland joked of her friend's ability to pack a punch. "She's learning things that should be illegal, like crazy! [Kickboxing] terrifies me—I'm like a softy in the corner doing yoga while these girls are breaking boards with their heads."

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While Gigi and fellow model friend Kendall Jenner prefer to keep their model bods in tip-top shape with adrenaline-inducing kicks and punches, Ireland typically puts the aggression on pause when breaking a sweat.

"I hate violence, I hate hitting things, so I never got down with kickboxing," Ireland explained. "I'm a dancer, so I'm a barre class girl. I love like Physique 57 and Cardio Barre; that does more for me. My friends and most models swear by kickboxing, and I just look at them like, you're crazy!"

While the 6-foot-2 bombshell may fit right in with Vogue's freshly crowned "Brat Pack" of celeb-offspring superstars, the Rampage face revealed she's taking a hiatus from the modeling world. She's swapping coasts—leaving behind her Los Angeles roots for a move to New York City—and teasing big plans ahead.

"I have a few things coming up that I can't really discuss at the moment yet, but that's why I'm going to New York," Ireland spilled. "I've been focusing on acting lately, and that's why I've stepped out of the modeling spotlight to be in film school. I just switched actually—I'm looking into New York Film Academy right now."

And although she may be eager for her acting career ahead, she's about as excited for her move to the Big Apple as she is to jump into the boxing ring.

"I hate New York. I absolutely hate New York, so I'm pushing myself to do it!"

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