It may seem as if Gigi Hadid has mastered Instagram (after all, she’s got a legion of 2.6 million followers), but according to the model, her IG game would not be the same were it not for the help of her model friends. Gigi appears on the cover of Adweek in an article exploring the phenomena of up-and-coming supermodels, many of whom can partially thank their Instagram followers for their continued success. In a behind-the-scenes video of the shoot, Gigi talks a bit about her fellow Instagirls Kendall Jenner and Karlie Kloss, and how they helped her perfect her Instagram skills.
“I have a lot of friends that are successful on social media, and I think that I learn something different from all of them,” Gigi said. “From Kendall, I learn how to deal with the haters. She has a really good sense of when to stand up and when to back off.” Makes sense Kendall would be a pro at dealing with Internet trolls considering the vitriol often thrown her family’s way — not to mention their 24-hour tabloid news dominance makes them ripe for attacks from knife-tongued commenters. “From someone like Karlie, I think that she does such a good job of just really showing who she is. She lets her personality really shine in her Instagrams.”
Looks like Gigi is doing well following the advice of her supermodel buddies. Watch the video below.