Gigi Hadid avoids gym at all costs when on holiday

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid "would rather die" than spend time running on a treadmill during her vacation time.

The model, who is a brand ambassador for Reebok, is regularly photographed heading to workouts at her local gym and often speaks of her love of playing volleyball and horseback riding.

However, in a new interview with Conde Nast Traveller, Gigi admitted she avoids going to the gym when she's on holiday as she much prefers seeing the local sites.

"I just can't go to the gym and run - I'd rather die," she insisted. "I grew up outdoors, so my favourite thing to do is to make the most of the scenery. I cycle everywhere and swim in the sea at any spare moment."

One particularly stunning spot Gigi recently visited was the Turks and Caicos Islands, where she shot the campaign for Michael Kors' Wonderlust fragrance along with photographers Inez van Lamsweerde and Vinoodh Matadin.

The blonde beauty enjoyed watching the "magical" sunsets during her time away and visiting the picturesque beaches, though she confessed one of her favourite aspects of the trip was a barbecue on the beach.

"There's great food here - the burgers at (hotel) Amanyara are incredible, and I know burgers - but you can't beat a beach cookout. I had supper around a fire pit one night that I will never forget," the 24-year-old recalled.

And when packing for a modelling gig or vacation near a beach, Gigi counts sunscreen and coconut oil as her beauty kit essentials.

"On tropical trips, I pretty much have coconut oil in it at all times. I swim in the ocean and rinse it but skip the shampoo - that's the best tip I've learned from the pros. It gives it time to rebuild from the wear and tear," she noted.

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