Gigi Hadid is in Dubai to promote her new collection with Tommy Hilfiger. She gave an interview to Gulf News in which she talked about her new line, the familial feeling that comes with being around other Arabs, and how she is #blessed to have a good team behind her. The article notes that her team forbade them to ask questions about her Arab heritage, security concerns, being friends with Kendall Jenner or Instagram followers.
Some key quotes from the article include her talking about how she loves traveling to the Middle East because it feels like homecoming and enjoying the sense of family that comes with people around them. She added: “My boyfriend is also half Middle Eastern. It’s just a connection that you make that’s really cool.”
As the article itself mentions, Zayn is not Middle Eastern, but half-Pakistani.