Gigi Hadid Holds Back Tears While Talking About Lyme Disease

The supermodel competed for a great cause on 'MasterChef.'

Gigi Hadid
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Supermodel/Burger Enthusiast, Gigi Hadid, won MasterChef's Celebrity Showdown on Monday night, and gave her $25,000 check to The Global Lyme Alliance for Lyme Disease.

The cause is close to Gigi's heart due to the fact that three of her family members have Lyme disease—including her sister, model Bella Hadid. "My mom, sister and brother are all affected by Lyme disease," Gigi told Chef Gordon Ramsay as she fought back tears. "Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and the dangers of being bitten by an insect."

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Gigi went on to tell ET (opens in new tab) that it's hard being the only person in her family who doesn't fully understand Lyme disease, saying "What's been hardest for me is just trying to find a way to be their hope and kind of be a strength for them even with the disease that I can't understand fully because I haven't been through it." 

$25,000 will certainly go a long way to help find a cure, so high-five to Gigi for winning MasterChef with what has to be the most delicious-looking burger of all time.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.