Haters can take their opinions elsewhere.

Gigi Hadid encourages everyone to sit down and understand that she actually worked for her success.

Sporting an appropriate athleisure look, at Reebok’s Friday event in Sydney, the supermodel took a moment to address an opinion about her upbringing. Although being raised by real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model slash longtime The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills cast member Yolanda Hadid, may have had its perks, being set up for success wasn’t one of them.

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 mum 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.

Gigi proudly acknowledged her roots and the work ethic that’s been passed down to her. She finished off by mentioning that she isn’t a product of nepotism but knows individuals who are, and she has some advice. “I’ve worked with them,” she said. “They suck. So work and be nice.”

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