Gigi Hadid divides fans with unusual potato snack

Gigi Hadid has divided fans after admitting she likes to eat French fries dipped in mashed potato.The model appears in a photoshoot for the April 2020 issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and in an accompanying article, was asked by Queer Eye star A…

Gigi Hadid has divided fans after admitting she likes to eat French fries dipped in mashed potato.

The model appears in a photoshoot for the April 2020 issue of U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and in an accompanying article, was asked by Queer Eye star Antoni Porowski how she discovered the snack.

“I don’t remember exactly what night this was, but it was probably after a few passion fruit martinis at Le Chalet at L’Avenue at Saks, which makes my favourite mashed potatoes on the planet,” she replied. “We must have run out of ketchup, so I dipped the fries in the mashed potatoes – and eureka!”

However, the online response to Gigi’s carb-loaded dish was mixed.

“We’ve all made a mistake or two after a passion fruit martini, but this is too far!” one follower wrote on Twitter, while another added: “Technically it’s potato on potato but that’s still kinda weird.”

But one fan pointed out that most people would have tried the French fries and mashed potatoes at fast food restaurants.

“Y’all never been to KFC??” they asked.

Elsewhere in the Harper’s Bazaar chat, Gigi was asked by TV host Jimmy Fallon about her favourite hamburgers at the moment.

“I got to go back to L.A. for the Tom Ford show this past fashion week, and as a California kid, I will always have a huge place in my heart for In-N-Out’s Double-Double Animal Style,” the 24-year-old insisted. “But since you and I always talk NYC burgers, I just tried Hall on West 20th Street. It’s the cutest little place. First come, first served. Simple but great burger and fries. And you get a yuzu lemonade with the lunch special-all for $12!”

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Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture during ‘healing’ retreats at family farm

Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture to wind down during “healing” retreats at her family farm in Pennsylvania.In a new interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the model was asked a series of questions from her famous friends, including singer Tayl…

Gigi Hadid makes her own furniture to wind down during “healing” retreats at her family farm in Pennsylvania.

In a new interview with U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine, the model was asked a series of questions from her famous friends, including singer Taylor Swift, tennis ace Serena Williams, and Louis Vuitton menswear designer Virgil Abloh.

However, it was a query posed by fellow model Kendall Jenner that prompted Gigi to share her love for relaxation at her mother Yolanda Hadid’s luxurious country farm.

“It’s allowed me to fill my days off with the little things that make me happy, like art, gardening, yoga, cooking, being outside, and spending time with my loved ones and animals without having to worry about things like what I’m wearing or how my hair looks, or being photographed or seen that day,” she candidly stated. “Being away from the city and the public eye makes me feel like a kid again, and that freedom has been really healing for me.”

And it was a question from actress Blake Lively, who quizzed the 24-year-old over her newfound love of making her own chairs, that shed light on Gigi’s unusual hobby.

“When I’m spending time on the farm, I find it fun to try something new and see if I can pull it off,” the star explained. “It’s liberating to just create without the end goal of it being necessary to finish. The chair idea came from that.”

And while Gigi “failed miserably” in her first attempt, she has since successfully made her own chair.

“I like the ‘Try and fail and try again’ method. It keeps it fun and interesting for me, and even through failures you can learn so much,” she added.

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Pregnant Grimes snacks on buttery toast for breakfast

Pregnant singer Grimes is a big fan of eating butter-soaked toast for breakfast.The Canadian star, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Elon Musk, has opened up about her diet and favourite foods in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar….

Pregnant singer Grimes is a big fan of eating butter-soaked toast for breakfast.

The Canadian star, who is currently expecting her first child with boyfriend Elon Musk, has opened up about her diet and favourite foods in a new video for Harper’s Bazaar.

Noting that she typically stays up most of the night and wakes up about midday, Grimes began by detailing her recipe for an “incredible” snack.

“Lately, I’ve been waking up (and) making this thing called butter toast, which is where I melt like a stick of butter on a plate and put toast in it, so the toast is completely saturated in butter,” she explained. “And then I put a little bit of jam on it and eat that. It’s actually incredible. This butter technique is great.”

While pregnant, Grimes has cut back on caffeine and typically has a Go Cube or cup of matcha to help wake herself up in the morning. The Genesis hitmaker has also been eating more fruits, vegetables, and fortified cereals, even though she’s not much of a fan.

“I basically hate everything besides carbs and fat. I actually dislike vegetables, pointedly. But they’re important to eat. Like, broccoli, what the f**k? it’s actually disgusting, I don’t know how anybody eats that,” the 31-year-old laughed.

Elsewhere in the chat, Grimes shared that she loves to eat Japanese noodles, hot dogs, spaghetti, and dumplings, and never restricts herself.

“I don’t do cheat meals because I don’t believe in dieting. There’s a lot of bad s**t in society about body image and stuff. I try to eat what I want,” she insisted. “But my comfort food is Miss Vickie’s Salt and Vinegar chips. Specifically, binge eating Miss Vickie’s Salt and Vinegar chips while watching TV is one of the best experiences you can have.”

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Anya Taylor-Joy’s corset helped her get into character for Emma

Anya Taylor-Joy relied upon her corset to help her get into the mindset of her character in Emma.The Split actress portrays upper-class wannabe matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in Autumn de Wilde’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma, which…

Anya Taylor-Joy relied upon her corset to help her get into the mindset of her character in Emma.

The Split actress portrays upper-class wannabe matchmaker Emma Woodhouse in Autumn de Wilde’s new adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Emma, which is set in the Georgian Regency era.

The 23-year-old had to wear corsets underneath the elaborate period costumes, and she admitted to U.S. Harper’s Bazaar magazine that getting laced into the restrictive garment at the start of every shoot day helped her channel Emma.

“It was so important to me to get it right because I was so possessed by Emma,” she said. “About two weeks in, I actually started relying on my corset to help me get the work done. The second my corset was put on, I was like, ‘I know what I’m doing. I’ve got this. It’s all going to be fine.’ I just had to be laced in first.”

When asked if she would occasionally wear sneakers to give her feet a break during close-up shots, Taylor-Joy insists both her and de Wilde were strict about staying in costume for the whole shoot.

“Not ever. I would never, could never. Autumn and I are not those sorts of people,” the star continued. “I think the most lenient I ever got was allowing my corset to be loosened a little bit. If I was in severe pain, then we would loosen it. But it was all authentic.”

De Wilde flew to New York to meet with Taylor-Joy and the actress “instantly fell in love with her”. Yet, she also was daunted about appearing in Emma because the character is so tricky to define.

“I thought, ‘Here is a character that is so difficult to pin down. Her emotions are flitting around so quickly. You can’t decide whether she’s an entitled princess or she’s amazing,’” she shared. “The idea of getting to try and figure out how to play a character that changes on a switch really appealed to me.”

Emma is in cinemas now.

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Kylie Jenner combats late-night cravings by eating an apple

Kylie Jenner combats late-night food cravings by keeping an apple by her bed.The reality TV star has opened up about all of her favourite foods in a video for the Harper’s Bazaar YouTube channel, noting that she will often start her day with bone broth…

Kylie Jenner combats late-night food cravings by keeping an apple by her bed.

The reality TV star has opened up about all of her favourite foods in a video for the Harper’s Bazaar YouTube channel, noting that she will often start her day with bone broth or celery juice and often snacks on pomegranate seeds, chips, or miso soup.

While Kylie isn’t afraid to treat herself, she avoids eating candy in the evening by eating an apple instead.

“I avoid late-night cravings because I lock myself in my bedroom and I turn on my TV,” she shared. “I get really comfortable and I pre-slice an apple by my bed. Since I’m really comfortable, I’ll be too lazy, probably, to go downstairs to the kitchen. So, my only choice is the apple.”

Kylie went on to explain that her go-to lunch options are lemon chicken, tacos, steak burritos, rice, enchiladas, tuna sandwiches, or kale salad.

But when she was pregnant with her daughter Stormi Webster, now two, she had major cravings for fast food chain In-N-Out Burger.

“In-N-Out. It’s just for me. When I was pregnant, I had to eat In-N-Out at least once a week – it was a problem!” the 22-year-old laughed. “I’ll either do a double cheeseburger with just special sauce and grilled onions. I’ll get it protein-style or not, depending on the mood, fries well-done, and a Coke.”

Elsewhere in the chat, Kylie divulged that she tries to keep her diet as balanced and interesting as possible, but insisted regular meals and snacks are very important to her.

“If there was a face of ‘hangry’, it would be me. I would be the face of hangry. And Stormi has it too… because when that little girl is a little hungry, she turns into a different baby,” she smiled.

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Tiffany Haddish snacks on pickles mixed with candy

Tiffany Haddish is a fan of making her own sweet and salty snack combinations.The Like a Boss actress has opened up about all of her favourite foods in a video for the Harper’s Bazaar YouTube channel, noting she will often have leftovers for breakfast …

Tiffany Haddish is a fan of making her own sweet and salty snack combinations.

The Like a Boss actress has opened up about all of her favourite foods in a video for the Harper’s Bazaar YouTube channel, noting she will often have leftovers for breakfast and munch on apples, oranges, nectarines, dried apricots, and almonds in-between meals.

But on occasion, Tiffany also likes to mix up her own treats using pickles and whatever candies she has to hand.

“I love a good dill pickle, the big ones that they sell in the big jar. You get those, and you bite the top off, and then you put in a Now and Later, or a Jolly Rancher, or a peppermint in the middle,” she explained. “Wow! When I tell you, delicious flavours to savour! So damn good.”

Another mix Tiffany discovered as a child and still occasionally likes to do involves dipping a pickle in Kool-Aid powder.

“Now, it sounds like diabetes but I tell you, it feels like success,” the 40-year-old insisted.

Elsewhere in the chat, Tiffany also shared her hack for making the ultimate nacho dish.

Armed with two bags of chips, the star will then make a visit to a “ghetto” ice cream truck.

“You get a bag of Doritos and you buy a bag of Fritos, you mix those two chips together. Then you tell them to put two scoops of chilli inside that bag with cheese on top and jalapenos! Mmmm, that’s the good life!” she exclaimed.

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Victoria Beckham insists fame isn’t as ‘glamorous as people think’

Victoria Beckham wants her fans to know fame is not as “glamorous as people think”.The designer first shot to superstardom as one-fifth of the Spice Girls back in the 1990s while still in her early 20s, alongside Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Ch…

Victoria Beckham wants her fans to know fame is not as “glamorous as people think”.

The designer first shot to superstardom as one-fifth of the Spice Girls back in the 1990s while still in her early 20s, alongside Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm, and Melanie Brown.

Victoria further established her place as an A-lister when she married former soccer star David Beckham, and she went on to launch a less-than-successful solo career, started a family, and finally turned her hand to fashion.

Launching her eponymous debut collection of just 10 dresses in New York back in 2014, she’s gone from strength to strength, but she has now insisted that dealing with the highs and lows of fame has been a constant struggle.

“I learnt an enormous amount being very young and very, very famous,” she told Harper’s Bazaar. “You realise it’s much more difficult to maintain success than it is to actually achieve it – and it’s not as glamorous as people would think.”

Victoria and her husband David have worked hard at their solo and joint business ventures, and are reportedly worth more than $900 million (£689 million). Yet, the 45-year-old is quick to state that their success hasn’t come easy.

“Whether people like me or David – and I got over worrying about that a long time ago, else I’d be crazy by now – nobody can ever dispute the fact that we work hard at it,” Victoria explained. “If you dream big, you can achieve great things.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow became ‘really skinny’ after Brad Pitt breakup

Gwyneth Paltrow became “really skinny” after she split from Brad Pitt in the 1990s.To accompany her new cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar, the Avengers actress filmed a video in which she looked through her past covers for the magazine, and while hol…

Gwyneth Paltrow became “really skinny” after she split from Brad Pitt in the 1990s.

To accompany her new cover interview for Harper’s Bazaar, the Avengers actress filmed a video in which she looked through her past covers for the magazine, and while holding a copy of the December 1997 issue, Gwyneth remarked that she became very thin after calling off her engagement to the Once Upon a Time in Hollywood star earlier that year because she wasn’t eating.

“This one, I was only about 24 or 25,” she said of the cover photo. “Brad Pitt and I had just broken up and I had breakup… couldn’t not eat (sic). I was really skinny, it was sort of upsetting. But it’s a nice picture.”

Elsewhere in the interview, the 47-year-old revealed that she is still good friends with the actor and loves seeing Instagram posts that pay homage to their ’90s style.

In the video, Gwyneth also shared that she didn’t like her “terrible” May 2010 cover of the publication because she looked “really cheesy”, and wasn’t a fan of her November 2016 cover, in which she wore a lacy masquerade-style mask with matching top.

“I don’t like this one either. I don’t think it’s a good photo,” the star candidly stated.

However, Gwyneth’s favourite cover was for the March 2012 issue, in which she wore a black dress with revealing leg split and turned her face away from the camera.

“This was a good one, this is my iconic Bazaar cover guys,” she gushed. “I love how you can’t see my face, it’s very cool, this was a fun one. I liked this shoot a lot. This is one of my favourite shoots of all time. I loved this one, this is great.”

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Gwyneth Paltrow can’t get enough of peanut butter protein bars

Gwyneth Paltrow always keeps her fridge stocked with peanut butter protein bars.The actress and Goop entrepreneur has built up a reputation for her super healthy lifestyle in recent years, and has tried just about every food trend going, whether it be …

Gwyneth Paltrow always keeps her fridge stocked with peanut butter protein bars.

The actress and Goop entrepreneur has built up a reputation for her super healthy lifestyle in recent years, and has tried just about every food trend going, whether it be juice cleanses or low-carb diets.

Now, Gwyneth has opened up about her eating habits in a video for Harper’s Bazaar and explained that her go-to snack is a protein bar.

“If I’m in a rush, I’ll eat these delicious peanut butter protein bars,” she commented. “I can’t remember the name of them but you have to keep them in the refrigerator. I eat them all the time!”

Gwyneth went on to explain that she usually skips breakfast but will have a nutrient-packed smoothie after she hits the gym. She likes salads for lunch and keeps her energy up between meals by munching on cashews and pretzels, but there are a few foods she won’t eat.

“I’ve pretty much become more of an omnivore. There’s just a few things I won’t eat. I don’t like dill. I can’t stand dill. I don’t like to eat baby mammals, so I stay away from lamb and veal. I don’t eat octopus ’cause they’re super smart,” the 47-year-old explained.

As for dinner, the Oscar winner prefers to eat at home with her two children.

“I like to eat dinner on the early side. I always feel I don’t sleep very well if I go to sleep very full. I’ve gotten real geriatric about that – 6pm – 6.30pm (is) dinnertime. It feels good! I’ve been trying not to drink so much on weeknights because it’s such an easy habit to fall into… I usually have a Gibson – that’s kind of my new thing – it’s like a martini but with the cocktail onion. It’s very my father. Or I’ll have whiskey on the rocks… basically, I’m turning into an old Jewish man,” she joked.

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Victoria Beckham finally comfortable with her looks

Victoria Beckham took a “long, long time” to become comfortable with her looks.The 45-year-old has candidly opened up about her journey to self-acceptance in an interview for the February 2020 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and when asked if she th…

Victoria Beckham took a “long, long time” to become comfortable with her looks.

The 45-year-old has candidly opened up about her journey to self-acceptance in an interview for the February 2020 issue of Harper’s Bazaar magazine, and when asked if she thinks of herself as beautiful, her reply was refreshingly honest.

“No, absolutely not,” she stated. “But I make the best of what I have. I see my imperfections and flaws and I smile: it’s who I am and I’m not going to try to change that. It’s taken me a long, long time to recognise that by 45 years old, actually I’m all right.”

Victoria went on to explain that while she used to “obsess over the silliest of things”, she’s now very comfortable in her own skin.

“I work hard, I look O.K., I’ve got four children that I’m incredibly proud of, a wonderful husband and I feel content,” the designer added, noting her children Brooklyn, 20, Romeo, 17, Cruz, 14, and Harper, eight, and her husband of more than 20 years, David Beckham.

Elsewhere in the interview, Victoria also touched upon her new skincare and make-up line, Victoria Beckham Beauty, and revealed that she has been desperate to create her own beauty brand for years.

“I’ve been obsessed with make-up and skincare and wellness for longer than I can remember,” the former Spice Girl said of the products she has created with her co-founder, beauty executive Sarah Creal. “The other thing that was key was making sure it was very inclusive – whether it’s make-up or skincare, this is for every skin type and tone, and for both women and men.”

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