Chrissy Teigen Replaced By Gigi Hadid In Netflix Role Amid Cyber-Bullying Scandal
Gigi Hadid replaces Chrissy Teigen on Netflix’s ‘Never Have I Ever,’ following the cyber-bullying scandal last month.
John Legend’s wife walked away from her guest voice-over role on the show’s second season in June as it flooded the internet with stories of cyberbullying by the former model and presenter.
In the ad, Darren Barnett who plays the role of high school hunter Paxton Hall-Yoshida is seen lying on a bed looking up at the ceiling in the video, the viewer can then hear and see Gigi Hadid.
“I’m a California model, musician, activist, and 16-year-old Gigi Hadid.” The video shows the 26-year-old stunner wearing a bikini and cutting across the catwalk.
The second season of Never Have I Ever, featuring Gigi Hadid, is now also available on Netflix and follows the first season, which premiered in April 2020 with tennis icon John McEnroe appearing as himself.
The series was a great opportunity to represent the people of South Asia in Hollywood and has been widely praised for representing Asian beliefs and customs.
It was to feature Christine Teigen as one of the show’s guest narrators from the start of production for season 2, but a Netflix spokesperson revealed her departure last month, stating, “Chrissy Teigen made a guest voiceover role in one episode.”
The replacement follows the same week Teigen posted about being “sad and lost” since stepping away from her public life following multiple claims of cyberbullying.
Teigen has apologised for her past behaviour, saying she was an “insecure, attention-seeking troll”.
I am ashamed and completely embarrassed at my behaviour but that is nothing compared to how I made Courtney feel.
A spokesperson for the show said earlier in a statement that Teigen “decided to step away from a guest voiceover role in one episode of the upcoming second season of Never Have I Ever”.
“The role is expected to be recast.”
Also, the former model admitted she felt “depressed” and “lost” since stepping back from the spotlight after the accusations of cyberbullying first came to light.