13 Reasons Why Gigi and Kendall Are the Fiercest
Inside the fabulous lives of Yolanda Foster's daughter and her BFF.
Gigi Hadid, daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster, and her model bestie Kendall Jenner are two of the fastest-rising stars in fashion. As part of the fresh crop of young women known as "Instagirls," Gigi and Kendall are ushering in a new generation of supermodels—and lucky for us, they're documenting every step of their jet-setting, star-studded, lavish lives for us to drool over.
Here are 13 ways Gigi and Kendall prove they are the coolest girls in fashion.
They still know how to be kids.
Despite growing up fast and starting their careers young, the 19-year-olds still make time to goof off with their friends and do kid stuff like visit Disneyland. Kendall recently told The Wall Street Journal, "In the right situations, I try to be as immature as I can sometimes—react to things as if I were 12."
They land the most coveted gigs.
Over the last few months, both Gigi and Kendall signed the holy grail of modeling contracts when they became the face of major cosmetic companies. Gigi was announced as the new face of Maybelline in January and Kendall signed with Estee Lauder in November.
They defy the catty model stereotype.
Gigi and Kendall maintain their tight bond despite being in direct competition with each other. The girls even hang with a larger crew of models that includes every girl's fantasy friend, the impossibly cool supermodel Cara Delevingne.
They're models who don't make us feel bad about eating.
Sure, they've got youth and killer genes on their side, but it's nice to know that Gigi and Kendall aren't those girls who would give us side-eye when we order an ice cream sundae for dessert. While visiting Paris last year, Gigi shared this photo of a baguette over-stuffed with meat and cheese and a frothy drink.
They hang with pop stars.
Musicians and models go together like peanut butter and jelly. While Gigi and her boyfriend, 18-year-old Australian singer Cody Simpson, proudly flaunt their romance on social media, Kendall has recently been linked to Justin Bieber. Biebs reportedly denies the two are more than friends but, things change quickly in young Hollywood.
They pay homage to their style icons.
Johnny Depp and Winona Ryder may have broken up before Kendall was born, but she appreciates their hotness enough to share a throwback pic of the once-engaged pair on Instagram. Gigi, on the other hand, paid tribute to Tyra Banks making the supermodel her "Woman Crush Wednesday."
They're both awesome big sisters.
Kendall refers to her younger sister Kylie Jenner as her "baby" and "best friend." Gigi's little sister Bella is following in her footsteps by becoming a successful model in her own right. Gigi has only been supportive calling Bella "my little star."
They're totally in sync.
"I almost don't believe myself when I say we didn't plan this whole color scheme thing," Gigi captioned an Instagram pic of herself, boyfriend Cody, and Kendall wearing matching outfits on the streets of NYC's SoHo neighborhood.
They pull off the most difficult accessories flawlessly.
Most of us mortals struggle not to look like farmers or cowboys when attempting the big hat trend. Not Kendall or Gigi, who look like a million bucks in a hat that would make anyone else resemble Toy Story's Woody.
They didn't rely on nepotism.
Although it's hard to measure how much of an advantage they have given their families, Kendall and Gigi seem determined to make a name for themselves. Kendall went so far as asking mega-famous big sister Kim Kardashian not to attend her early runway shows.
They know how to shake the BS off.
Although Kendall has denied reports that a fellow model put a cigarette out in her drink at New York Fashion Week, she's had to deal with her share of naysayers who feel her family, and not her ability to work a runway, is the reason she's become successful so quickly. Despite the noise she managed to raise her profile significantly after walking in several shoes that week.
Gigi recently admitted she was nursing a broken heart while shooting the Tom Ford campaign last year. "I was in my hotel room bawling my eyes out, crying," she told Style.com. "People forget that we’re human. We don’t get to call in sick. You have to go and put on a smile. Every single day is a first impression, so you can’t have a bummed-out day."
They're changing body standards on the runway.
Believe it or not, Gigi and Kendall are both considered "curvy" by model standards. Sample-sized boyish figures have dominated the runway for the last several years but that hasn't stopped the pair from booking show after show.
They've turned selfies into high fashion.
Instagram has played a huge role in Gigi and Kendall's rise. It's fitting that the queens of the iPhone self-portrait were asked to star in a selfie-themed photo story for fashion bible Vogue. (Gigi's sister Bella and actor Ansel Elgort will also reportedly be featured.) Gigi even recently shared her must-haves for selfie-taking with Style.com: "Good lighting. Always be near a window if you’re inside. Natural light. And then when you’re outside, it’s always good to be in a sunny place but in the shade facing the light so you’re not overexposed.