Gigi Hadid Once Dreamed Of Being A Forensic Scientist

But, you know, casually became a supermodel instead


Gigi Hadid, current Balmain babeVictoria's Secret Angel, and Versace ad star, had a very different career path in mind before becoming the model of the moment. 


'I've always been interested in [criminal psychology]. First I wanted to be a doctor,' she revealed in a recent interview. 'Then I wanted to be a forensic scientist.'

But there was one problem with Hadid's plan to one day professionally reenact her favorite CSI episodes: the amount of time it takes to get there. 

'To be a forensic scientist means you have to go to school for eight years. I was like, "Over that!"' she admitted. 'I realized what I enjoyed was trying to unravel people's brains, why people commit crimes when they get older.'


So instead of enrolling herself in a forensic program, Hadid attended NYC's The New School last year, where she took up courses in criminal psychology. However, after her modeling career's meteoric rise in 2015, never-ending fashion shows and photo shoots forced the 20-year-old to put her higher education on hold. 

'I was really happy I waited to commit to modeling full time,' the super said, explaining how grateful she is for her time and (albeit very brief) experience as a student: 'I think that having a core of other things is so important.'

Plus, Hadid – who insists she'll finish her degree once her ever-hectic schedule begins to clear – hasn't completely given up on her dreams of crime scene investigation: 'Who knows? I could always be a fact checker on CSI!'

Words: Evan Real

From: Harper's Bazaar

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