Thursday 19 October 2017

Gigi Hadid on first meeting boyfriend Zayn Malik: 'I played it cool for about 10 minutes'

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid
Taylor Swift, GiGi Hadid and Zayn Malik are seen walking in Soho on September 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Raymond Hall/GC Images)
Gigi Hadid and boyfriend Zayn Malik
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Zayn Malik (L) and Gigi Hadid attend the "Manus x Machina: Fashion In An Age Of Technology" Costume Institute Gala at Metropolitan Museum of Art on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for People.com)
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik departs The Carlyle on May 2, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Dave Kotinsky/Getty Images)
Zayn Malik and girlfriend supermodel Gigi Hadid help a fan that fainted after seeing the couple leaving their East Village apartment on March 25, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Robert Kamau/GC Images)
Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger TommyxGigi Runway Show at Venice Beach on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway for the Jeremy Scott collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway for the Jeremy Scott collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Slaven Vlasic/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week: The Shows)
Model Gigi Hadid walks on the runway with nails by CND for Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2017 on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Arun Nevader/Getty Images for CND)
Models Bella Hadid (L) and Gigi Hadid are seen backstage at TommyLand Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Fashion Show on February 8, 2017 in Venice, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
Model Gigi Hadid poses backstage with nails by CND for Jeremy Scott Fall/Winter 2017 on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Jennifer Graylock/Getty Images for CND)
Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger TommyxGigi Runway Show at Venice Beach on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Model Gigi Hadid walks the runway during rehearsal for the Jeremy Scott collection during, New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on February 10, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images for New York Fashion Week)
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid

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Gigi Hadid was unable to play it cool for longer than 10 minutes on her first date with Zayn Malik.

The stunning model has been dating former One Direction singer Zayn for a year and a half. They first met at a friend's birthday party and hit it off immediately, which lead Gigi top hope he might make an appearance at the Victoria's Secret fashion show that year, but Zayn didn't show up.

However, they later got back in touch and went out on a first date, with Gigi saying during an interview on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Friday: "We played it cool for about 10 minutes. Then I was like, 'You're really cute.' We connected really quickly. We kind of have the same sense of humour, and just started sharing videos."

Gigi's revelation came after she told Entertainment Tonight last November that neither she nor Zayn had gone on a first date before they went out with each other.

Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)
Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid attend the Givenchy show as part of the Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Spring/Summer 2017 on October 2, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

"I met him once before and he is obviously so gorgeous, but really the way we could have conversations and kind of just…we're really interested in the same things, so it was really easy," she said. "So that was amazing."

Appearing on Ellen was something of a bucket list item for Gigi, who revealed that when she moved to New York she wanted to "have a Vogue cover, I wanted to be on Food Network and I wanted to be on Ellen."

She starred in Masterchef, which fulfills her Food Network dream, and failed to stop smiling as she was interviewed by Ellen, and has also pulled off the Vogue cover goal in incredible style.

Not only did Gigi land a Vogue cover, she has actually been on the cover of 20 Vogue magazines to date. The record is currently held by Lauren Hutton, who has 26 Vogue covers, and Gigi hinted she's keen to break that and get to 27.

Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of
Model Gigi Hadid and singer Zayn Malik arrive at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala (Met Gala) to celebrate the opening of "Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology" in the Manhattan borough of New York, U.S. May 2, 2016. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson

"I love Lauren, I can’t beat her in any way. But I wouldn’t complain (if I did get 27)," she laughed.

Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger TommyxGigi Runway Show at Venice Beach on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)
Gigi Hadid walks the runway at the Tommy Hilfiger TommyxGigi Runway Show at Venice Beach on Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Rich Fury/Invision/AP)

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