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Gigi Hadid proud of Palestinian roots

Gigi Hadid proud of Palestinian roots

Gigi Hadid is proud to be half-Palestinian and has “so much love” this holiday season.

The model has enjoyed a stellar 2015, rising through the ranks to become one of the most famous names in the industry. She’s relishing having some time off for the holiday season, and has been catching up with old friends. Gigi shared a special moment with fans on Wednesday (23Dec15) via her Instagram account, posting a photo of the hands of her and her friends covered in henna.

“Had the best night with some of my oldest friends last night,” she captioned the shot. “Feel so blessed to have a foundation of friendships that will bond us for the rest of our lives. The way we can all sit around and talk like the clock's been turned back 10 years is the most beautiful and grounding feeling.

“It's so important to be with the families that raised you and the friends that were raised with yours. So much love in my heart this holiday season !!!!! (& before you go all "cultural appropriation" in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it).”

As well as getting in the Christmas spirit it seems the 20-year-old has also got excited about something else. The latest instalment of Star Wars, The Force Awakens, was recently released, and Gigi has made sure she’s got in on the sci-fi action. The model shared a photo of herself standing next to Chanel head Karl Lagerfeld and a Karl-inspired Stormtrooper.

“MAY THE FORCE OF STYLE BE WITH YOU,” she joked to fans.

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