Gigi Hadid eats burgers to ''stay sane''.

The blonde beauty - who was named model of the year at The Daily Front Row's Fashion Awards in Los Angeles last week - insists she would go mad if she was forced to give up unhealthy snacks and eat clean all the time in order to maintain her super svelte figure.

She said: ''I'm all for one month of going really hard and eating really healthy and boxing every day if you're doing it for like one job, but I've always said, 'Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane.

''I find a lot of importance in that.''

Gigi, 19 - who played volleyball during her high school days and now boxes to keep fit - also confessed she would have given up on her modelling dream if she had been told to become skinnier and alter her healthy, athletic physique.

She told E! News: ''When I walked into IMG [her modeling agency], my one thing was like, 'I'll be fit. I've always been an athlete my whole life but there's one thing I will not even do if it means turning away a dream of mine and that is to be too thin.

''I want to work with people that want to work with me and how my body is.''

Gigi - who is dating Australian singer Cody Simpson - was recently unveiled as the face of Maybelline and has fronted campaigns for Guess, Tom Ford and appeared in the pages of the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue in the past.