Gigi Hadid’s Food Philosophy: ‘Eat Clean To Stay Fit, Have A Burger To Stay Sane’

Gigi Hadid might be a Victoria’s Secret model, but she can cook a mean burger and proved it when she guest starred on MasterChef on Monday night. Daily Mail reports that Hadid won the Celebrity Showdown on Monday night with her burger recipe, because she knows what makes a great burger.

“The first year I lived in New York I tried a different burger every week to find my favorite burger in New York.”

She also has a great philosophy when it comes to her diet and eating in general.

“I always say, eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.”

Gigi Hadid was competing against her fellow Victoria’s Secret model, Devin Windsor, who made black ink spaghetti with shrimp in a white wine sauce. Hadid, who has always loved cooking, beat her in the competition. Hollywood Reporter reported that Gigi Hadid cooked Christmas dinner for her family when she was 11-years-old.

“When I was 11, I made truffle risotto for my family for Christmas dinner.”

Check out the moment Gigi Hadid tells Gordon Ramsay that MasterChef is her favorite cooking show.

She tweeted a photo of her holding the prize money for the world to see.

Hadid is donating the $25,000 she won to Global Lyme Disease Alliance to help fund research to find a cure for Lyme disease, a disease that is very close to her heart. Entertainment Tonight reports that while on MasterChef, Gigi Hadid spoke very emotionally about Lyme disease and how it has affected her family.

“My mom, sister and brother are all affected by Lyme disease. Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect. For that on its own is amazing but with [the cash prize of] $25,000, we can help with finding a cure. It can help so much.”

Gigi Hadid went on to explain how difficult it has been with the disease in her family.

“I’m the only one in, of my siblings, my mom and my family that hasn’t been affected by Lyme disease. It’s been really hard for me because I’m the only one that doesn’t really understand it. What’s been hardest for me is just trying to find a way to be their hope and kind of be a strength for them even with the disease that I can’t understand fully because I haven’t been through it.”

Check out Gigi Hadid’s emotional outpouring here.

As for her amazing culinary skills, perhaps Gigi Hadid’s boyfriend, former One Direction member Zayn Malik, is getting to enjoy them. The couple have been public since November, but are reportedly keeping their relationship low-key. But, Gigi Hadid is clearly smitten, as MTV reports she has a photo of Zayn Malik as the screensaver on her iPhone.

The couple have been enjoying a whirlwind romance and have been posting pics of each other as a couple over the past few months, starting with the first photo they posted in November 2015.

There was the cute photo of Malik holding a kitten.

Then, there was Gigi Hadid wishing Malik a happy birthday in a subtle way.

Apparently, Hadid is even borrowing Malik’s clothes, posing here in his t-shirt.

It seems Gigi Hadid has it all, including a great career, hot boyfriend, and incredible culinary skills. Here is hoping her donation will help the research efforts find a cure for Lyme disease.

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