Chrissy Teigen Replaced by Gigi Hadid on 'Never Have I Ever' Amid Bullying Scandal

Chrissy Teigen has been replaced as a narrator on Netflix show Never Have I Ever's second season by fellow model Gigi Hadid, amid fallout from the former's cyberbullying scandal.

Teigen had been set to feature on the latest batch of episodes of the coming-of-age comedy as the inner voice of Paxton, played by Darren Barnet.

But with season 2 debuting on Thursday, it has been revealed that Hadid has stepped in to perform voiceover duties in the same role, making an appearance in the third episode.

In June, as Teigen came under fire for tweets targeting a then-teenage Courtney Stodden a decade ago, it was announced that she was stepping away from the Mindy Kaling-created show.

"Chrissy Teigen has decided to step away from a guest voiceover role in one episode of the upcoming second season of Never Have I Ever," a spokesperson for the show told Entertainment Weekly at the time. "The role is expected to be recast."

News of Hadid landing the role comes after Teigen spoke about her battle with depression following the fallout from her social media posts.

She wrote on Wednesday: "[It] just feels so weird to pretend nothing happened in this online world but feel like utter s*** in real life. Going outside sucks and doesn't feel right, being at home alone with my mind makes my depressed head race. But I do know that however I'm handling this now isn't the right answer.

"I feel lost and need to find my place again, I need to snap out of this, I desperately wanna communicate with you guys instead of pretending everything is okay. I'm not used to any other way!! Cancel club is a fascinating thing and I have learned a whollllle lot.

"Only a few understand it and it's impossible to know til you're in it. And it's hard to talk about it in that sense because obviously you sound whiney when you've clearly done something wrong. It just sucks. There is no winning. But there never is here anyhow."

Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid
Chrissy Teigen (L) has been replaced as narrator on Netflix show "Never Have I Ever" by Gigi Hadid (R), after stepping away from the series. JEAN-BAPTISTE LACROIX/AFP via Getty Images

"All I know is I love you guys, I miss you guys, and I just needed an honest moment with you because I'm just...tired of being sick with myself all day," she went on. "I don't even know if it's good to say any of this because it's gonna get brutally picked apart but I dunno. I can't do this silent s*** anymore!"

She concluded: "If you or someone you know has also been cancelled please let me know if there is a cancel club reunion because I could use some time off my couch! Thank u and goodbye I love u."

Teigen faced backlash in May, after tweets she directed at Stodden following their 2011 marriage to 50-year-old actor Doug Hutchison resurfaced. Stodden, who identifies as nonbinary and uses they/them pronouns, was 16 at the time of the marriage.

"She wouldn't just publicly tweet about wanting me to take 'a dirt nap' but would privately DM me and tell me to kill myself," Stodden said of Teigen in a May interview with The Daily Beast. "Things like, 'I can't wait for you to die.'"

Teigen addressed her past actions in a Medium blog post shared in June, writing: "There is simply no excuse for my past horrible tweets. My targets didn't deserve them. No one does.

"Many of them needed empathy, kindness, understanding and support, not my meanness masquerading as a kind of casual, edgy humor. I was a troll, full stop. And I am so sorry."

After apologizing to Stodden on Twitter on May 12, Teigen wrote in her Medium post that she had "more than just a few" others to apologize to and was contacting the individuals concerned privately.

She added: "I won't ask for your forgiveness, only your patience and tolerance. I ask that you allow me, as I promise to allow you, to own past mistakes and be given the opportunity to seek self improvement and change."

Chrissy Teigen replaced by Gigi Hadid
Models Chrissy Teigen and Gigi Hadid attend Spike TV's 10th Annual Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on June 4, 2016 in Culver City, California. Mark Davis/Getty Images for Spike TV