Gigi Hadid Had a Kobe Bryant Cake at Her Best Birthday Party Ever

Model Gigi Hadid’s favorite birthday was when she turned 13. The Victoria's Secret and Sports Illustrated swimsuit model went to a Los Angeles Lakers game with her parents and friends where she got to see her favorite player Kobe Bryant. Hadid wore a yellow and purple wig, her Kobe Bryant jersey, and even had a Kobe Bryant cake.

Released on 4/21/2017

Credits

Starring: Gigi Hadid
Director: Lynn Hirschberg

Transcript

00:00
[Lynn] So tell me what your favorite birthday was,
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not year, but event that you did on your birthday.
00:05
Hmmmm.
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I think it was my 13th birthday,
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I'm a huge Kobe Bryant, Laker's fan
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and so for my 13th birthday, my parents
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brought me and some friends to a Laker game
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and I got to wear a yellow and purple wig,
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my braces were yellow and purple,
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I had my whole Kobe uniform on
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that I wore to school all the time,
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I played basketball with the boys at lunch every day
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and I had a Kobe Bryant cake.
00:39
[Lynn] And did you meet him?
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I met Kobe last year at Taylor's show
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in L.A. and like I couldn't even talk,
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Taylor was like go over, say hi
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and I'm like, I'm literally shitting myself,
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I can't, like Kobe Bryant's the only person,
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one of the only people that I get starstruck around
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but his whole family's so nice
00:59
and his daughters and his wife are,
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you know, so sweet and I don't get as nervous
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around them so I usually talk to them,
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then I feel like I kinda know Kobe a little bit, you know?
01:09
(Lynn laughs)