Gigi Hadid

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Gigi Hadid
Born Jelena Noura Hadid
(1995-04-23) April 23, 1995 (age 19)
Los Angeles, California, USA
Children 0
Modeling information
Height 5'10" (178 cm)
Weight 57 kg (125 lbs)
Hair color Blonde
Eye color Blue/Green
Measurements 34-25-35 inches (86-64-89cm)[1]
Dress size 2 (US)
Manager IMG Models (New York)

Gigi Hadid (born Jelena Noura Hadid , April 23, 1995)[2] is an American fashion model and TV personality. She was named one of 12 rookies in Sports illustrated annual issue in 2014. She has also appeared on a few episodes of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.[3]

She has appeared in magazines such as VMAN, Elle, Grazia, Cleo (magazine), Vogue, Galore, Sports Illustrated, Paper (magazine) and Schön! Magazine. In 2012, she was the face of Guess. She was on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book in 2014.[4][5][6] She was also on the cover of Schön! Magazine in March 2014.[7][8]

Early Life and family[edit]

Gigi was born to the Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills's star Yolanda Foster on April 23, 1995 in Los Angeles, California. She has two younger siblings Bella and Anwar. After her parents split up, her mom married music producer David Foster making him her step father.[9][10] 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.[11] [12][13] In an interview, she stated that her ancestry is Palestinian from her dad's side and Dutch from her mother's side. [14]

She moved to New York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. She's studying at The New School since fall of 2013. [15]


Hadid signed with IMG Models in 2011.[16] 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, 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.[17] [18] In February 2014, she made her New York Fashion Week debut by walking the catwalk at Desigual's show. The first was a black mini dress with someone's face printed on it, and the second was a belted maroon trench coat with red gloves. She also made her debut in Jeremy Scott's show. [19][20][21] She has appeared in music videos, playing Australian singer Cody Simpson's love interest in the video for his song "Surfboard" which was released on April 14, 2014.[22] 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.[23] On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model, Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford's new Eyewear autumn/winter campaign.[24][25]

Personal life[edit]

She was in a relationship with Australian singer Cody Simpson for a year, but they broke up in May 2014. They reunited after People (magazine) reported that he wanted to reconcile and on June 2, 2014 they were pictured holding hands in New York City.[26][27] On August 5, 2014, it was reported the couple had split again, with Gigi citing Cody's career advancement as the reason.[28]


Film and Television
Year Title Role Notes
2012 Virgin Eyes Andrea Short movie
2012–present Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself Recurring

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Recipient Result
2014 Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Swimsuit rookie of the year Herself Nominated
2014 Victoria Secret #WhatIsSexy Sexiest Selfie Herself Won


  1. ^ Rosie, Miss (May 7, 2012). "Daily Duo : Gigi". Models. Retrieved April 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Foster, Yolanda (n.d.). "My Family". Yolanda. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  3. ^ Ford, Sabrina (February 4, 2014). "Gigi Hadid is named one of 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated's annual issue.". Bravo TV. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  4. ^ "ISSUE 4 PREVIEW: FAIRY TALES". CR Fashion Book. February 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  5. ^ Vingan, Alyssa (February 7, 2014). "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Offspring Gigi Hadid Scores CR Fashion Book Cover". Fashion Ista. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  6. ^ Mag, Galore (December 11, 2013). "Gigi Gets Gritty For Our 2014 Calendar". Galore Mag. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  7. ^ Mag, Schon (March 27, 2014). "Gigi Hadid Schon Magazine Cover". Schon Magazine. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  8. ^ Weatherby, Jager (March 27, 2014). "Gigi Hadid Wears Leather and Lace in Sultry Rock ‘n’ Roll Photoshoot". Wet Paint. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  9. ^ Foster, Yolanda (n.d.). "My Family". Yolanda. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  10. ^ Reporter, Daily Mail (November 13, 2012). "Yolanda Advises Daughter". Daily Mail. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  11. ^ Marciano, Kymberley (July 18, 2013). "Kymberly Marciano Photography". Kymberly Marciano. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Gigi Hadid's Volleyball Stats". Max Preps. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  13. ^ Marcus, Bennett (February 10, 2014). "Do You Know Who Gigi Hadid Is?". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  14. ^ "YouTube Channel". YouTube. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  15. ^ Blackwelder, Carson (February 17, 2014). "Where Does Gigi, Yolanda Foster’s Daughter, Go to College?". Wet Paint. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  16. ^ Bourne, Leah (February 14, 2014). "Why Model Gigi Hadid is Being Called the Next Kate Upton". Style Caster. Retrieved June 5, 2014. 
  17. ^ Marcus, Bennett (February 10, 2014). "Do You Know Who Gigi Hadid is". Vanity Fair. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  18. ^ Gajewski, Ryan (February 12, 2014). "Watch Gigi Hadid Walk the Catwalk During New York Fashion Week (VIDEO)". E Online. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  19. ^ Brannigan, Maura. "Introducing Gigi Hadid, NYFW's Breakout Model Of The Season". Wet Paint. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  20. ^ Brannigan, Maura. "Introducing Gigi Hadid, NYFW's Breakout Model Of The Season". Lucky Mag. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  21. ^ "Gigi Hadid Walks The Runways of NY Fashion Week. Plus, Kristen Doute Writing A Memoir!". Reality Tea. February 10, 2014. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  22. ^ Vrajlal, Alicia (April 15, 2014). "All grown up! Sports Illustrated model Gigi Hadid sizzles in low-cut cream swimsuit as she cosies up to boyfriend Cody Simpson in his Surfboard music video". Mail Online. Retrieved April 15, 2014. 
  23. ^ Clark, Sandra (May 30, 2014). "Gigi Hadid Stars In Sexy New Miguel Video ‘Simplethings’ — Watch". Hollywood Life. Retrieved April 5, 2014. 
  24. ^ Burton, Cinya (July 15, 2014). "Gigi Hadid and Patrick Schwarzenegger Are Tom Ford Eyewear Models". E! Online. Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  25. ^ Dodge, Shyam (July 15, 2014). "A sight for sore eyes! Patrick Schwarzenegger cuddles up with Gigi Hadid in new Tom Ford Eyewear campaign". Retrieved July 16, 2014. 
  26. ^ Parker, Heidi (May 5, 2014). "Split! Cody Simpson and Gigi Hadid have broken up after one year of dating". Daily Mail UK. Retrieved May 11, 2014. 
  27. ^ Meer, Erin Van Der (June 16, 2014). "What breakup?Gigi Hadid reveals sweet new snaps with boyfriend Cody Simpson as the couple prove they're still going strong". Daily Mail UK. 
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