Supermodel Gigi Hadid has been tapped to star in a Backstreet Boys video as a favor to bandmember A.J. McLean.
The '90s pop star agreed to appear in an upcoming episode of Lip Sync Battle along with his bandmate Nick Carter after Gigi heavily persuaded them to do so.
However, A.J. insisted they would only agree to the appearance if Gigi promised to star in an upcoming music promo for the boy band.
"We met Gigi for the very first time at [an] event up in New York, and she asked us to do it and I'm like, 'Of course!'" A.J. tells Etonline. "So, I said, 'The next time the Backstreet Boys have any kind of video, you gotta return the favor and be the main girl in one of our videos,' and she said, 'Absolutely, for sure.'"
Gigi already has plenty of experience shooting pop music videos after playing a love interest for her then-boyfriend Cody Simpson in the video for his song “Surfboard”. She also appeared opposite Miguel in the promo clip for his 2014 song “Simplethings”, and in the video for Calvin Harris' latest track “How Deep Is Your Love”.
The supermodel is now rumored to be in a relationship with another pop star, former One Direction singer Zayn Malik. The couple have been linked since last year after they were pictured together on numerous occasions, and they also shared a snap of themselves cuddling via social media.