From the headlines, it appears that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are spending all of their time on social media with one snap after another showing they cannot get enough of each other.
Sadly, it appears there may be an over-amplificaition of the relationship between Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid, but there may be another reason behind the emphasis.
Namely, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are up for an award, and it pertains to social media. The Teen Choice Awards account on Twitter reminded fans to “chime in” by tweeting their votes with the appropriate hashtags on July 10.
Specifically, Zayn Malik needs votes from fans on Twitter that will retweet Zayn to the Teen Choice Awards account with the hashtag #SocialMediaKing.
Right after Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid is also getting the same request for votes only she is the #SocialMediaQueen.
— Teen Choice Awards (@TeenChoiceFOX) July 10, 2016
On Twitter, fans are tweeting their support and one of their fans posted “My #TeenChoice vote for #SocialMediaKing is @zaynmalik and #SocialMediaQueen is @GiGiHadid”
Without a doubt, Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid are popular on social media, and they have garnered a few strange awards outside of their millions of followers.
For example, on March 20, Zayn Malik won the informal “top-10 tweets of all-time” award from TIME.
Gigi Hadid was named as a “social media supermodel” by Vanity Fair in September of 2015.
Nevertheless, are the claims that they are always posting photos of themselves in a loving embrace actually true?
Around the first of July, E! Online and others were quick to show that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid were “closer than ever” on social media. This came after the two of them temporarily broke up.
Regardless, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik seem to use social media to communicate with each other almost as much as with their fans.
For example, on June 12, the day after Zayn Malik canceled his concert at Capital FM’s Summertime Ball, Gigi Hadid sent him supportive messages on social media, according to People.
Along with the talk in the media about what Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid publish with social media in general, the press loves when they snuggle up together in their Instagram or Twitter posts.
For instance, a July 9 article from Us Weekly Magazine has a headline about Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik’s “squish” moment in a PDA social media photo.
People also had a lot to say about the alleged “lovey-dovey” social media photos from Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid. In particular, they added that Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid announced their romance on social media.
They also reminded fans that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik only took a break of seven weeks from posting pics of each other on social media out of their entire seven-month relationship.
However, when the evidence is reviewed, it is clear that, over the month of July and the end of June, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have posted more pictures of themselves or their family on Instagram rather than each other.
If you are a fan and think Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik are the Social Media King/Queen, the good news is you can vote for them as of July 10.
Unfortunately, figuring out the last day to vote for Zayn Malik and Gigi Hadid as the Social Media King/Queen is ambiguous.
For example, on their FAQ page for the Teen Choice Awards, they answer the question “How long do I have to vote?” with the following.
“Open voting waves don’t last long, – make sure to get your votes in ASAP! Visit TeenChoice.com or download and open the FOX NOW app to see all the nominees per voting wave and cast your vote.”
To see if Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik won any awards, tune in to Fox’s Teen Choice Awards that will air on Sunday, July 31.
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