Gigi Hadid broke down discussing Lyme disease on Celebrity MasterChef

The surprise culinary goddess tearfully addressed her family’s battle.

By Lorna Gray

Aw Gigi Hadid, we want to give you a big hug.

She broke down while appearing on Celebrity MasterChef as she discussed Lyme disease. It’s something close to Gigi’s heart as her mum, Yolanda Foster, brother, Anwar Hadid, and sister, Bella Hadid, have all battled the disease.

Yolanda was diagnosed in 2012 and has publicly struggled with the tick-borne illness. Speaking at the Global Lyme Alliance inaugural gala, Yolanda said:

“When my two youngest children, Bella and Anwar, were diagnosed with chronic Lyme disease in early 2012, watching my babies struggle in silence in order to support me in my journey, struck the deepest core of hopelessness inside of me.”


So massive congrats are in order for Gigi who won the competition (yay!) and is donating the $25k to the Global Lyme Alliance.

Gigi was up against fellow Victoria’s Secret model Devon Windsor and she cooked, in judge Gordon Ramsay’s words, “one f*cking delicious burger.”

Here it is…’The Gigi Burger.’

And how did she do it? Gigi explained: "The first year I lived in New York, I tried a different burger every week to find my favorite burger in New York."

All in the name of research, people.

This inspired her "very special" patty recipe: one made with beef, pickled jalapeños, and a spiced crispy onion nest.

Congrats, Gigi!

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