Gigi Hadid is taking a month off from social media.
The 21-year-old supermodel may have used her Instagram and Twitter accounts to make herself a huge star in the fashion world but she’s decided to have a break from all her accounts over the Christmas period to enjoy some time to herself.
Speaking at Reebok’s #PerfectNever campaign launch event in New York City on Wednesday (12.07.16), she revealed: "I’m going to take a break. And when I feel like it and I come back and share with you if you want to be supportive and still follow me I’m grateful for that. But if you’re going to be negative or be upset that I had to be human for a month than maybe I don’t want your follow anyway.
"I’m so grateful for social media because it’s given me so much more in my career, but I also really respect my career without the social media aspect. And I really want to still pay most of the attention to my job as a craft and not lose the art in it and the relationships that are meaningful to me not because of the money or the contracts but because of how I inspired designers and how they inspire me. I want to go back to focusing on that kind of relationship within fashion when I go to work for the next month."
Gigi – who is in a relationship with former One Direction star Zayn Malik – believes everyone who regularly uses social media should consider having a hiatus from the sites and apps to reclaim some privacy in their lives.
The blond catwalk beauty – whose sister Bella Hadid is also a model, with the two siblings walking in the recent Victoria’s Secret Show – added: "It’s not only for people in the spotlight, it’s for everyone. At the end of the day, I’m choosing what I’m showing you. A lot of the world feels so much entitlement in other people’s lives, which is so crazy and so new for human beings. We never had that."