Gigi Hadid was born Jelena Noura Hadid on April 23 1995. Gigi is an American fashion model and TV personality. She was named one of 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated annual issue in 2014 and has made several appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills in which her mother Yolanda Foster is a cast member.
Gigi has appeared in many magazines including Vogue, Elle, Grazia, Cleo, Galore, Sports Illustrated and Paper. In 2012, she was the face of Guess. She was on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book and Schön! Magazine in 2014.
Gigi Hadid is the daughter of Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Dutch former model Yolanda Foster (née van den Herik). She has two younger siblings, a sister, Bella, who is also a model, and, a brother, Anwar. After her parents’ divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster, making him her stepfather. She graduated from Malibu High School at the age of 17 in 2012 and was also the captain of her varsity volleyball team and a competitive horseback rider.
After graduating from high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. She has studied at The New School from fall 2013.
In 2011 she signed with IMG Models. Her modeling career started when she was just 2 years old after she was discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess, she started with Baby Guess, after which she stopped so she could concentrate in school, she eventually got back into it and continued working with them, she was named the face of the guess campaign in 2012. According to her recent interview, she has done 3 campaigns with Guess as an adult. In February 2014, she made her New York Fashion Week debut by walking the catwalk at Desigual’s show.
Gigi appeared in Cody Simpson’s music video “Surfboard” which was released on April 14, 2014. She has also appeared on another music video, playing the love interest of American grammy-winner singer Miguel’s song “Simplethings” which released on May 29, 2014.
On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model, Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford‘s new Eyewear autumn/winter campaign. She will appear in the 2015 Pirelli calendar. She recently walked for Marc Jacobs S/S 15 during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York, Giles S/S 15 RTW at London Fashion Week, and during Paris Fashion Week, Gigi walked for Jean Paul Gaultier SS15 last RTW Show, Sonia Rykiel SS15 and Chanel SS15.
Gigi Hadid dated Cody Simpson on-and-off between 2013-2015. They spent 2015 New Years together along with their friends Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez in Dubai and celebrated his 18th birthday on the beach with friends and Miley Cyrus. Gigi dating singer Joe Jonas for 6 months in 2015.
In January 2015, she was named the newest face of Maybelline New York and won Model Of The Year at Daily Front Row Fashion Awards on January 22nd 2015. By May 2015, Hadid had walked for designers including Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, Max Mara and in November 2015, her life long dream of walking in the Victoria Secrets Fashion Show came true. Gigi also starred in Calvin Harris’ music video “How Deep Is Your Love”, which was released on August 6, 2015.
Gigi won Model of The Year at the First Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards and was nominated for Choice Model at the Teen Choice Awards in 2015.