Gigi Hadid

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Gigi Hadid
Gigi Hadid 2016.jpg
Hadid in November 2015
Born Jelena Noura Hadid
(1995-04-23) April 23, 1995 (age 21)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Residence New York City, New York, U.S.
Alma mater The New School
Occupation Model
Parent(s) Yolanda Hadid
Mohamed Hadid
Relatives Bella Hadid (sister)
Modeling information
Height 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Hair color Blonde[1]
Eye color Blue/Green[1]
Manager IMG Models (New York)[2]

Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid[3] (/həˈdd/ HUH-DEED; born April 23, 1995)[4] is an American fashion model and television personality. She was named one of the 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated's annual swimsuit issue in 2014. She has also appeared on the reality TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which her mother Yolanda Hadid has starred since season three in 2012.[5] In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking on[6]

Early life

Gigi Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles[3][7] to real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Hadid (née Van den Herik).[3] Her mother is a Dutch-born American, and her father is Palestinian-American.[8] Through her father she descends from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and the Sheikh of Galilee.[9][10] Hadid has two younger siblings, Bella, who is also a model, and a brother, Anwar. She has two older half-sisters, Marielle and Alana, on her father's side.[11] Following her parents' divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster, through whom she has five stepsisters.[4] In 2013, Hadid graduated from Malibu High School, where she was captain of the varsity volleyball team as well as a competitive horseback rider.[12][13]

Following high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. Hadid studied at The New School[14] beginning fall 2013.[15]


Hadid's modelling career began when she was two years old[16] after she was discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess. She started modelling with Baby Guess before she stopped to concentrate on school. Hadid eventually returned to modeling, signing with IMG Models in 2011.[17] She resumed working with Marciano, and was named the face of a Guess campaign in 2012. She has shot three campaigns with Guess as an adult.[13][18]

Hadid in August 2015

In February 2014, Hadid made her New York Fashion Week debut walking for Desigual's show.[19][20] On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford's Eyewear autumn/winter campaign.[21][22] She co-hosted the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards that was held in New York City on September 5, 2014.[23]

In January 2015, she was named the Daily Front Row's "Model of the Year".[24] Hadid appeared in the 2015 Pirelli calendar.[25] In January 2015, she was named a Maybelline brand ambassador.[26] By May 2015, Hadid had walked for designers including Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Max Mara.[27] In December 2015, she made her first appearance in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.[28] In 2016, she has walked for Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma and Giambattista Valli.[29][30][31][32][33] She appeared in campaigns and runway promotions for the movie Zoolander 2.[34] Hadid has also starred in campaigns for Tom Ford F/W 2014, Tom Ford Velvet Orchard Fragrance, Tom Ford Beauty 2014, Guess, Versace, Balmain F/W 2015, Max Mara, Stuart Weitzman, Topshop, Seafolly, Tommy Hilfiger The Girl Fragrance 2016 and Tommy Hilfiger F/W 2016.[35][36][37][38][39] In May 2016, Hadid was revealed as the new face of the Philippine-based international casual wear brand Penshoppe.[40] She co-designed a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger which was released in the fall of 2016.[41][42]

Hadid has appeared on magazine covers including Vogue (United States, Spain, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Britain, France, Germany, Italy, China), Schön!,[43] Numero, W Magazine and Teen Vogue as well as Elle Canada and Harper's Bazaar Malaysia.[44][45][46][47] Hadid has also shot editorials for VMAN, Elle, Grazia, Cleo, Vogue,[3] Sports Illustrated, Paper magazine, Vanity Fair and V Magazine. She was on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book in 2014.[48][49][50][51] In 2015, Hadid became the first ever model to cover the CR Fashion Book twice.[52] Hadid's sister Bella is also a model, and the two sisters have been featured together in some modelling appearances.[53][54]

In 2016, Hadid starred in an interactive campaign including a commercial for the BMW M2.[55] Hadid played Australian singer Cody Simpson's love interest in the video for his song "Surfboard" which was released on April 14, 2014.[56] She played the love interest of singer Miguel in the music video for "Simplethings", released May 29, 2014.[57] In May 2015, she was also featured in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood music video as the character Slay-Z.[58] Hadid starred in Calvin Harris' music video "How Deep Is Your Love", which was released on August 6, 2015.[59] She also co-directed the video for DNCE's "Cake by the Ocean". Hadid starred in Zayn's music video for "Pillowtalk" in January 2016.[60] She hosted the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on June 19, 2016.[61]

Personal life

Hadid was in a relationship with singer Cody Simpson from 2013 to May 2015.[62] In October 2015, she and singer Joe Jonas were photographed on dates together.[63] Since November 2015, she has been seen on dates with singer Zayn Malik;[64][65] they later confirmed that they are in a relationship.[66] Hadid and Malik were featured together in a fashion spread for the May 2016 edition of US Vogue.[67]


Film and television

Year Title Role Notes
2012 Virgin Eyes Andrea Short Film
2012–present The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself Recurring cast member (beginning in season 3)
2015 Those Wrecked by Success Herself Short Film
2016 MasterChef Herself Episode: "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown"
2016 Lip Sync Battle Herself Episode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey"
2016 Much Music Video Awards Host Music award show

Music videos

Year Title Artist Role
2014 "Surfboard" Cody Simpson Herself
"Simplethings" Miguel Love Interest
2015 "Bad Blood" Taylor Swift Slay-Z
"Flower" Cody Simpson Herself
"How Deep Is Your Love" Calvin Harris Girl in Love
"Cake by the Ocean" DNCE Director
2016 "Pillowtalk" Zayn Girlfriend

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result Ref.
2015 First Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards Model of The Year Won [68][69]
Teen Choice Awards Choice Model Nominated [70] Industry Awards Model of the Year: Women (Readers' Choice) Won [71]
Runner-Up Model of the Year: Women (Industry’s Vote) Won
Social Media Star: Women (Industry's Vote) Won
Runner-Up Social Media Star: Women (Readers' Choice) Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie Nominated [72]


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