The news that Heidi Klum and Tim Gunn were leaving “Project Runway” not only shocked the show’s faithful viewers but also the fashion world in general. Now buzz is surrounding a popular model to step into the spotlight that Klum left.
Gigi Hadid is an international model who has done spreads for some of the most popular magazines, runways for the highest end brands, and campaigns for multiple trendy clothing lines. She’s also an activist and philanthropist along with her siblings Anwar and Bella Hadid — but is that enough for her to fill the shoes of Heidi Klum?
A source is telling Hollywood Life: “Everyone is excited about the opening and rumors are flying about who will step in and host next. One of the biggest names being thrown around is Gigi Hadid, she’s someone that has the confidence and on-air presence to really do the job justice. And just like Heidi, she’s a supermodel with a huge following. Plus she’s got a real passion for designing, she fell in love with it when she designed her collection for Tommy Hilfiger, so she’d really be a perfect fit in every way to take over from Heidi.”
On one hand, Gigi has the celebrity status and modeling credits to take on the task but on the other, she hasn’t had as much experience as Klum had when she joined the show from the very first episode.
After 16 seasons, the supermodel took to social media to announce: “After 16 incredible seasons, I am saying ‘Auf Wiedersehen’ to Project Runway, a show I was honored to host and help create. I’m incredibly proud of the show & it’ll always have a special place in my heart. So excited that
@TimGunn and I are partnering with Amazon for a new show!”
Do you think Gigi hadid should be the new host of “Project Runway?” If not, who would you suggest?