Although Hailey Baldwin‘s modeling career is taking off with campaign shoots for Tommy Hilfiger and numerous fashion magazine covers, she thinks her BFFs and fellow social media sensations Kendall Jenner and Gigi Hadid are the real deal.
“I’m not on the same level as Gigi and Kendall,” the 19-year-old daughter of Stephen Baldwin told PeopleStyle at Coach’s Friends of the High Line Summer Party in New York this week. “We’re not in the same place in our careers.”
Baldwin also responded to recent comments from model legends like Stephanie Seymour, who thinks this new brand of social media-bred models aren’t true supermodels.
Hailey said, “That was never said about me, but I think for [Jenner and Hadid], the truth of the matter is it’s a new day and age. No one is trying to disrespect the models from that decade and era, but they are the new faces of the modeling generation along with Karlie Kloss and other big supermodels. So, unfortunately, people can say what they want but they’re still gonna step on the same runways as any other big supermodel this day and age.”
Hailey does try to see her friends as much as she can, but says they have such crazy schedules it’s hard for them to all be in one place at one time. “We don’t hang out that often! We’re all friends. We all have the same job, but we aren’t together that often, especially as a trio.”