Gigi Hadid Performs Runway Walks on a Treadmill for W Magazine

Posted on August 10, 2015

Gigi Hadid covers September 2015 issue of W magazine

Model Gigi Hadid covers the September 2015 issue of W magazine. Gigi is wearing a Dolce & Gabbana coat on the cover. The cover shoot was Steven Meisel. W calls Gigi the most connect supermodel in the entire world.

W says Gigi signed with IMG Models when she was a high school junior. In the W interview, Gigi says, "My mentality has always been, If I'm not the best at something, then I might as well be the best at something else. I realized that I wasn't going to be an Olympic volleyball player, but I knew I could model at that level."

Gigi says other jobs followed in the footsteps of her fragrance campaign for Tom Ford. She says, "With Tom, it was an easy decision: When you think of scent, you don’t think of clothes. In the beginning, I thought Tom would not want to know my name. But he made a space for me in the high-fashion world. When Tom liked me, other jobs followed."

In our social media influenced world how many followers you have is important and Gigi has 4 million of them on Instragram, @gigihadid. She says, "I have more than 4 million followers on Instagram. All the companies I work for want me to guarantee how much I'll post for them, but I'm not going to force my career onto the people who follow me. I refuse to do 40 Instagram posts about any campaign."

W also shared the video of Gigi revealing the secret to her signature runway walk. She walks on a treadmill in high fashion outfits and footwear as part of her training. Gigi says that on the runway you want to be "Grateful, but not excited. Hungry, but not starving." Take a look:

Photo: W