What does one wear to seductively mouth the lyrics to a truly iconic, late-'90s tune in front of an audience and some television cameras? It's an age-old question, and one that Gigi Hadid answered for us on Thursday night's brand-new episode of Spike's "Lip Sync Battle." Thanks to a widely circulated teaser of Hadid's performance, we knew that the 20-year-old Sports Illustrated model wore a catsuit of sorts to croon the Backstreet Boys' "Larger Than Life," and that she did it with the help of Nick Carter and A.J. McLean. But what we didn't yet know was whether or not these antics would be enough to beat out her competitor, fellow young Instagram savant and "Teen Wolf" star, Tyler Posey.
To be perfectly honest, Hadid didn't do much throughout the song aside from, well, look super-bangin'. Wasn't that kind of the point, though? She did a lot of sensual, exaggerated walking, as well as ambiguous hand motions — both of which she may have picked up from friend Taylor Swift, whose entire "1989" tour was made up of roughly the same moves. But — surprise! — blatant, gratuitous, head-to-toe leather-clad hotness sells. Posey never stood a chance.
You can watch Hadid's full rendition of "Larger Than Life," above.
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