Gigi Hadid and Instagram are about to go on a break. The model recently revealed she’d be taking some time off from the social-media site after the holidays.
“I’m taking a month off, actually, during New Years. I’m not deleting my account, I’m just taking the apps off my phone,” she told ELLE US of her social-media hiatus. “It’s empowering, not just for people in the spotlight, for everyone. At the end of the day I’m choosing what I’m showing you. A lot of the world feels so entitled to other peoples’ lives, which is so crazy. I’m going to take a break when I feel like it, and when I come back and share it with you, if you want to be supportive and still follow me, that’s great. But, if you’re going to be upset that I need to be human for a month, than maybe I don’t want your follow anyway.”
While we’ll miss her killer feed – which includes her slaying the Victoria’s Secret runway, arm in arm with beau Zayn Malik (see below), and #ootds in some of the coolest athleisure we’ve ever seen, we get it.
Forever and always the show of my dreams. @victoriassecret If I could send, through the phone, the energy and emotion that filled the breathtaking Grand Palais as the music started, it would send chills down your spine. I will never be able to put into words how much being in this show means to me and how inspired I am by the people I get to work with. Thank you @ed_razek for believing in me and having me again and for putting so much heart into everything you do. @10magazine @johndavidpfeiffer @monica.mitro and everyone behind the scenes who has put so much time into #VSFS2016, you are so amazing and so appreciated. Can't wait to share this magical show with the world on December 5th! ?✨
Gigi is not the only star to take a break from the ‘gram this year. Justin Bieber, Kim Kardashian and Selena Gomez also chose to detox from the app. “It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human,” Bieber wrote on Instagram before deleting his account, “I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”
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