Gigi Hadid: Social Media Diet Over The Holiday

By Xyla Joelle L. Fernandez

Dec 09, 2016 10:11 AM EST

Gigi Hadid is going through a breakup not with Zayn. The "social media" supermodel says she's splitting from Instagram and Twitter for a month around the holidays to focus on herself and her career.

Hadid, who just nabbed the British Fashion Council's Model of the Year Award, is planning on taking a step back from her tens of millions of followers leading up to the new year. And her "month" long breakup with social media is an exercise in restraint she urges even her fans to consider.

The 21-year-old star told an interview at Reebok's #PerfectNever campaign launch event in N.Y.C. on Wednesday, its not for people in the spotlight, its for everyone. She added that her cleanse from the networking apps will also help her block out negativity and Internet hate.

She also said that she is going to take a break when she feels like it and when she comes back and share it with you if you want to be supportive and still follow her. 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.

Hadid finds the process of stepping away to be not only "empowering," but also a good way for her to connect with those around her.

She also said that she is grateful for the social media because it is giving her so much more than her career without the social media aspect. And that she still wants to pay most of the attention her job as a craft and not lose the art in it and the relationship that is meaningful to her because of the money of the contracts but because of how she inspires designers and how they have inspire her. 

The star led Reebok's #PerfectNever revolution on Wednesday, sharing not only her heart with fans (as part of a panel with Aly Raisman, Ruby Rose, Lena Dunham and Zoë Kravitz), but also her boxing skills.

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