Gigi Hadid has opened up about her biggest failure, admitting she regrets not speaking up on set when something “wasn’t right”.
During an interview for a special edition of i-D magazine, which has been co-curated by Rihanna, the supermodel spoke candidly about her modelling career and how she copes with making mistakes while living such a public life.
The 24-year-old said she believes there is success in every failure explaining that “it’s about how you move through those things”.
However, she also acknowledged that one of her biggest regrets is having not spoken out when she felt something was wrong.
“I think my biggest failures in my life and my career have been when I haven’t had – or I wasn’t old enough to have – the confidence to stand up for myself when I knew what was happening on set wasn’t right,” the supermodel said.
“I didn’t believe I had the voice to speak out. I guess through those disappointments in myself, or through disappointing others with my actions, I’ve really been able to learn.
“I try and grow from everything.”
Hadid went on to share how she tries to move past things she considers to be a failure and recommended that people should have “a really honest conversation” with themselves.
“An inner dialogue that forces you to look at it from every perspective, and forces you to be in other people’s shoes,” she said.
“You have to connect with your morals, with how you want to live your life, find your place. I learned that the hard way!”
The special “rihannazine” issue of i-D has been launched to celebrate the 40th anniversary issue of the magazine and includes a of features with inspirational women, including the Hadid sisters, Adut Akech, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and Adwoa Aboah.
Hadid told the judge that while she had met Weinstein she felt she could be impartial in the case and “keep an open mind on the facts”.
However, the defence and prosecutors agreed that she should not be involved in the trial following the attention her presence in court had generated.