When I heard that Gigi Hadid was to host the AMAs, I sort of rolled my eyes. No shade, Gigi, you’re obviously a total babe and you seem like a fine enough person (I mean, how would I know, but you never publicly do anything bonkers or off-putting). But I thought it would be pretty vanilla. You know, hot girl wears sparkly designer dresses sort of vibe. And it was that. But it was also this:
— Jessica Goodman (@jessgood) November 21, 2016
Gigi Hadid, I bow down to your Melania Trump impression. Throwing in the shade about plagiarizing Michelle Obama? Inspired. The face? Perfect. Really guys, she slayed this impression, and for someone who generally plays it safe when it comes to her public persona, this took guts.
Unsurprisingly, many a Twitter user was horrified by Gigi’s impression, calling it racist, disrespectful, etc. etc. etc. etc etc. I think we can all agree on one thing: it’s surprisingly good.