Gigi Hadid Claps Back At People Who Say She's Only Successful Because Of Her Parents

She has *words* for her haters.
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Gigi Hadid would like all of the people who say that she doesn't deserve her success to kindly get a reality check.

While speaking at an event on Friday, Gigi addressed critics who think that she only got to where she is today because of her privileged upbringing. (Reminder: her father Mohamed Hadid is a very successful real estate developer, and her mother Yolanda Hadid is a former model and used to be on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.) According to the Daily Mail, Gigi said:

"People say that I don't deserve to be where I am because I come from this successful family, but my parents were fucking hard-working...My dad was a refugee, my mom was on a farm, went to New York and worked to send money back to her family. They worked their asses off and they've given me a life because of their hard work, and I work hard to honor that."

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In addition to pointing out her own work ethic, Gigi mentioned that she knows the kind of people who only got to where they are because of nepotism, and that she doesn't think very highly of them. She said, "I've worked with them, they suck." Yikes.

So what we've learned today, friends, is that Gigi does not like people undermining her accomplishments (understandable!) and that if you ever get the chance to work with her, you better bring your A game.

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This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.

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