Good looks and millions. Life ain't fair!
Gigi Hadid is undoubtedly one of the modeling world's hottest "it" girls of the moment.
Looks, fame, and money are the three things Gigi is most famous for these days. Sure, she comes from a super-rich family, but her explosive modeling career has made her independently wealthy as well. The rich do get richer, as they say!
Here's how Gigi makes her dough in case you want to follow in her catwalk footsteps.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Gigi started her modeling early at the tender age of 2! She showed off her toddler talents for Baby Guess. She may have gotten older (and taller) but those naturally good looks have always been there. Mom, Yolanda modeled as well, so it's no surprise her daughter became a blonde bombshell too. Not to mention, since Yo is on RHOBH, Gigi's appearances gave Bravo the go-ahead to pay her some bucks for being "real" on TV.
Of course we know the modeling gigs keep coming in for the sweet and sexy gal. College Candy tells us that she's pouted for magazines including Vogue, Elle, Sports Illustrated, Paper, and more. She's been signed to IMG Models since 2011 and there's been no shortage of work for the stunner. Big name mags and top-notch brands mean big paychecks for the million-dollar model!
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Aside from modeling, College Candy notes that Gigi has done some acting too. She was in a short film called Virgin Eyes in 2011. Not sure she can say the same of her own eyes, but that's all part of the gig. She was also in Calvin Harris' music video for How Deep is Your Love. Don't remind Taylor Swift.
Last year, Gigi got her "wings" as a Victoria's Secret angel during the super-sexy Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. She also stuns during Fashion Week, wearing the latest collections from the most well-known and sought-after brands from around the world. Jet-setting and making money is any model's dream and Gigi's has come true.
Let's not leave out the power of social media. College Candy posts that Gigi can make up to $300,000 for a sponsored social media post. What a "tweet!"
As per College Candy, Gigi Hadid is worth $5 million. For a young 20-something with years of hot modeling days ahead of her, Gigi is sure to continue to rake in the Benjamins. Good looks "pay off" in more ways than one!
Plus celebrities react to Nigerian protests.
Young people across Nigeria have been pouring into the streets for the last two weeks to protest police brutality, specifically the controversial special police force known as the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).
Tension came to a head on Tuesday when armed forces fired on protestors in Lagos, the biggest city in Nigeria, who were out past the state-mandated curfew. According to AP News, "Police also fired tear gas at one point, and smoke could be seen billowing from several areas in the city's center. Two private TV stations were forced off the air at least temporarily as their offices were burned."
Not all non-binary people prefer gender-neutral pronouns.
October 21, 2020 marks the third annual International Pronouns Day.
Created by an independent board and first observed in 2018, it's one of those small commemorative holidays that trends on Twitter in hopes of drawing attention to a pressing social issue, like International Women's Day (March 8th) or the ever so serious National Taco Day (October 4).
But Pronouns Day in particular "seeks to make respecting, sharing, and educating about personal pronouns commonplace." The organization's website further describes, "Referring to people by the pronouns they determine for themselves is basic to human dignity. Being referred to by the wrong pronouns particularly affects transgender and gender nonconforming people. Together, we can transform society to celebrate people's multiple, intersecting identities."
But in the words of nonbinary activist and Trevor Project's Head of Advocacy and Government Afairs, Sam Brenton, "Pronouns are hard." Never before have pronouns been scrutinized as closely as they are in 2019 for their power to (in)validate or accurately describe something as fluid as gender identity. In fact, it was only this year that the Merriam-Webster Dictionary expanded the definition of "they" "to refer to a single person whose gender identity is nonbinary" (thus codifying a long history in English language of using "they" to refer to a singular non-gendered entity).
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But throwing an additional wrench in the works is the fact that not all non-binary people prefer gender-neutral pronouns.
Take me, for instance: Despite having female biology, I couldn't pass a lie detector test saying I'm a "woman." But my pragmatic, Puritan family is still endearingly confused by the idea of "liberal arts," let alone the notion of gender fluidity. And I'd rather share a communal language with them than do the emotional and mental labor of re-orienting their worldview for them. Plus, I have the privilege of passing as female without feeling too, too, terribly dysphoric (which non-binary people can definitely suffer from, despite not identifying as trans).
But enough about me, look at Queer Eye's beloved Jonathan Van Ness. While he's been outspoken about being genderqueer, gay, and HIV positive, he prefers he/him pronouns. "The older I get, the more I think that I'm nonbinary," Van Ness said. "I'm gender nonconforming. Like, some days I feel like a man, but then other days I feel like a woman." As he told Out magazine, he doesn't identify as a man, but he does prefer "he/him/his" pronouns. In his view, those pronouns don't detract from or contradict his non-binary identity, because gender is not about simple binaries between masculine and feminine identifiers. "Any opportunity I have to break down stereotypes of the binary, I am down for it, I'm here for it," he said. "I think that a lot of times gender is used to separate and divide. It's this social construct that I don't really feel like I fit into the way I used to."
On the other hand, last month non-binary singer Sam Smith announced that their preferred pronouns are "they/them." Smith posted to Instagram, "I've decided I am changing my pronouns to THEY/THEM ❤ after a lifetime of being at war with my gender I've decided to embrace myself for who I am, inside and out." People like Smith and Trevor Project's Sam Brenton simply feel more validated, seen, heard, and true to themselves with gender-neutral pronouns. Smith wrote, "I'm so excited and privileged to be surrounded by people that support me in this decision but I've been very nervous about announcing this because I care too much about what people think but f*ck it!"
Most importantly, as pretty much every non-binary person and activist is aware, changing cultural norms is hard. While LGBTQ+ activism is inspired and passionate and dedicated to expanding human rights to all gender identities, we all know that changing society's entire understanding of gender and pronoun usage is about slowly opening minds. As Smith wrote, "I understand there will be many mistakes and mis gendering but all I ask is you please please try. I hope you can see me like I see myself now. Thank you." Happy Pronouns Day to you/him/her/they/(f)aer/zim.