Even Candice Swanepoel has a ‘girl crush’ on Gigi Hadid
Candice Swanepoel is often cited as one of the most beautiful women in the world, but she says that Gigi Hadid has what it takes to become the biggest model in the world.
The 26-year-old believes that Kendall Jenner's best friend might become the next Cindy Crawford.
"Gigi is definitely one of the girls that I see that I think is going to be huge,” Candice told Fashionista.com.
“The fact that she has so much experience with modeling from when she was a kid — you can see when someone is natural in front of the camera. She’s super bubbly and she’s got a great, full body. She’s exquisite."
Young Gigi, the daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hill star Yolanda Foster, has seen a stratospheric rise in the last year.
The 19-year-old has landed campaigns for major brands including Guess, Pirelli, Victoria’s Secret, and was recently announced as the new face of Maybelline.
Meanwhile, as New York Fashion Week kicks off today, Candice is more preoccupied with her new venture.
The South African stunner has just collaborated with Los Angeles based denim label Mother on her debut fashion range. The line includes 90s inspired styles, which the gazelle-like beauty admits are her favourite.
“The high-waisted — that’s my go-to jean," the model said. "I looked at all of my jeans that I love and basically perfected them. What was most important was the wash: I wanted them to look really vintage. My favorite pairs are the ones I’ve worn out, so much that my friends are like, ‘Damn, you need some new jeans!’ People make a lot of fake-looking ones, and I didn’t want that."
When it came to looking for inspiration, Cindy Crawford in the iconic Pepsi and Calvin Klein commercials was an obvious starting point.
"I was also inspired by a lot of Drew Barrymore’s old looks, when she had platinum hair and a dark lip and eyebrows. Some Karen Mulder inspiration — there’s so many gorgeous ‘90s denim images,” Candice revealed.
All proceeds from Swanepoel's collection will benefit mothers2mothers, a non-profit organization based in the model's native South Africa that aims to stop the spread of HIV from mothers to their babies.