Gigi Hadid has always been openly grateful for the support she receives from her fans. Case in point: On October 16, Hadid tweeted that the day marks the fifth anniversary of something called #GiForce.
“You’re tellin me 5 years of #GiForce ?!!!!! ⚡️ I am more grateful for your good energy and support every year,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to continue to create for you and share so much to come !!! Hope you all have the best day and know you are so loved & appreciated‼️”
But what exactly is #GiForce, and how could it possibly have an anniversary? One of the supermodel’s fans, who goes by @burgerqueengigi on Twitter, shared a screenshot of an old Tweet from Hadid, wherein she asked her fans to give her some ideas for their fan base name back in 2013. A user named @kyzylmari won the contest, and the rest was history. Suddenly, those who placed themselves in the camp of loving Gigi Hadid were to be called the Gi-Force (at least until the stans come up with a consensus to change their name).
When you think about it, though, the idea behind supermodel stan names is not that crazy—Rihanna’s fan base is called the Navy, Beyoncé has the Beyhive, and Lady Gaga is a proud mother of her Little Monsters (although, her A Star Is Born character, Ally, has yet to be given an official hive name, and you know if that character were a real pop goddess in the year 2018 she would absolutely have a group of stans named after her). Meanwhile, Katy Perry has her KatyCats, and Cardi B has her #BardiGang. If the world’s biggest pop stars get to have fan bases with silly names, then so should the supermodel set. They certainly have obsessive fan bases who dutifully re-share updates from their favorites on social media, too.
Here, we imagine a world in which some of the best-known young supermodels have fan bases with cute nicknames.
Bellunatics would be the name bestowed upon the fans of the supermodel Bella Hadid, who has amassed over 20 million followers on Instagram.
Fans of her sisters Kim, Kourtney, and Khloé get the term Dash Dolls, but fans of Kendall Jenner herself would be called Jennerators. You know, because of all of the #content she generates.
Let’s call fans of Kaia Gerber Kai-acs (pronounced kayaks) and hope that they harbor as much love for extreme outdoor activities like rafting as they do for the supermodel.
When you have a name like Slick Woods it might be hard to craft an inventive fan base nickname that is even more, well, slick, than your actual name, so let’s go with #SlickHive.
Followers of Paloma Elsesser have a choice between Pals or Elsesserators. Pals feels friendly, cozy, and right (although, Elsesserators sounds like it would be a pretty badass nickname for this fan base, too).
Fans of Cara Delevingne are in luck because their stan name gets to be Delevixens, a nickname that appropriately matches the playful and mischievous nature of the supermodel’s personality. Can’t you just picture a Delevingne fan account with #Delevixens in the bio, accompanied by the smiling purple devil emoji?