It looks like Bella Hadid may turn in her runway heels. The model is “freaking the f out” over Nuggs’ vegan chicken nuggets and says she wants to be the company’s newest taste tester.
Hadid recently ordered the brand’s plant-based chicken nuggets. “They have spicy nuggs now so I’m freaking the f out,” she wrote in an Instagram Story. She added: “Guys this isn’t an ad or anything I found nuggs on Instagram a while ago and I’m [expletive] addicted.”
Hadid shared a photo of the soy-based chicken nuggets and tagged the plant-based meat company. She captioned: “Can’t handle. Freaking out. Pls let me be your official taste tester.”
A collaboration between the model and Nuggs might be in the works. The company reposted Hadid’s story, writing that she is “now the official taste tester of Nuggs.”
Vegan Chicken Nuggs
The New York-based company was founded by Australian entrepreneur Ben Pasternak—who was 19 at the time. Pasternak is also the founder of apps Impossible Rush and Monkey.
The self-proclaimed “Tesla of chicken,” Nuggs launched its vegan chicken nuggets in June 2018. Since then, Nuggs—which operates like a software company, according to its website—has released several versions of the plant-based meat.
The latest version, dubbed Nuggs 2.0, features an advanced “soy protein technology.” The update enables the meatless nuggets to look, cook, and taste similar to animal-based chicken. The 2.0 version differs from earlier versions, which featured texturized pea protein.
Bella Hadid Speaks Up For Animals
Hadid has previously used her platform to advocate on behalf of animals.
Following the Australian bushfires, the model urged her Instagram followers to take part in a fundraiser to raise money for a wildlife rescue.
“One billion living creatures dead or injured,” she captioned on Instagram alongside a photo of a koala being rescued from the blaze. “Their habitats are being demolished and at this rate, koalas will go extinct,” she added.
Hadid continued: “I am so sorry Australia. I am sending so much love to you and I am praying this will be over soon.”
The model has also shown support for faux fur. She previously posted about Israeli designer Maya Reik’s faux fur coats on Instagram. Reik owns the faux fur luxury brand Marei 1998, a favorite of pop star Ariana Grande.