By: on May 24, 2016, 22:33.

Gigi Hadid talks to us backstage at New York Fashion Week and tells us why she adores fashion designer Anna Sui and what her role as spokesmodel for Maybelline New York means to her.

“I grew up watching Maybelline commercials and singing the jingle in my bathroom and doing my makeup and to now be able to be in the commercials and be on the screen with the girls singing along too is amazing. I genuinely love the brand and the products and that was something really important to me. It’s very important to me when I make all my deals I genuinely want to be able to represent things that I love because I won’t be able to do it as well if I don’t love the brand, so I’m very happy to be a Maybelline girl.

My message to young girls about beauty is – this sounds so cliche but all the supermodels that I’ve met along the way – it doesn’t matter how beautiful they were, even if I looked up to them for my entire life it always ruined it if they were not nice or not genuine. My favorite girl is Candice Swanepoel who I grew up loving my entire life. Candice is the most genuine, kind person and that makes me love her even more.”

Watch our exclusive interview with Gigi Hadid here now. Shop the Anna Sui runway looks online at ANNASUI.COM Get Gigi Hadid’s sunglasses by KREWE at http://www.kreweduoptic.com

Interviews by Karen Morrison, Executive Producer & Director.  Camera: Giovanni Sicignano.   A production of MODTV Fashion Network

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AUTHOR BIO

Karen Morrison is an award-winning digital producer, director, journalist and founder of MODTV Fashion Video Podcast at Apple Podcasts, named one of British Vogue's "Best Podcasts of 2017". A contributor at Condé Nast, Karen created the 'Allure Backstage' video series and works with some of the world's most influential brands including L'Oreal Paris, Maybelline New York, and MaxFactor UK. Follow Karen on Twitter, Instagram and Google+

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