Gigi Hadid Replaces Chrissy Teigen on ‘Never Have I Ever’ Amid Bullying Scandal

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Gigi Hadid will be narrating the third episode of Netflix’s Never Have I Ever, replacing Chrissy Teigen, who bowed out of the series last month following accusations of cyberbullying.

Produced by The Office alum Mindy Kaling, Never Have I Ever is a coming-of-age drama that centers around Devi, an academically brilliant but volatile teenager trying to impress the school heartthrob while secretly grieving her father’s sudden death. Episode 3 follows Darren Barnet‘s character Paxton Hall-Yoshida, a popular student at Sherman Oaks High who catches Devi’s eye.

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Teigen was originally set to provide the inner voice of Paxton but stepped away from the series after she was accused of bullying a then-teenage Courtney Stodden in a series of tweets a decade ago. Hadid was brought in as Teigen’s replacement and shared her excitement on social media on Thursday.

“Had the BEST time getting to narrate a new episode of @neverhaveiever,” the supermodel wrote on Instagram alongside a clip from the upcoming episode. “I got your back, Pax! Check out Season 2, NOW [email protected]!!!!”

 

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The news comes just a day after Teigen opened up about her mental health in a long Instagram post. “[It] just feels so weird to pretend nothing happened in this online world but feel like utter s*** in real life,” she wrote on Wednesday. “Going outside sucks and doesn’t feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race. But I do know that however I’m handling this now isn’t the right answer.”

She continued: “I feel lost and need to find my place again, I need to snap out of this, I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. I’m not used to any other way!! Cancel club is a fascinating thing and I have learned a whollllle lot.”

 

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After telling her fans that she loves and misses them, she concluded, “If you or someone you know has also been cancelled please let me know if there is a cancel club reunion because I could use some time off my couch! Thank u and goodbye I love u.”

Never Have I Ever, Season 2, Thursday, July 15, Netflix