Gigi Hadid is a fashion and runway model who became popular for her role in the famous TV series titled The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Hadid has always been an active young lady as she was a very competitive horseback rider and also the captain of her school’s volleyball team. She eventually moved to New York to focus on her modelling career as well as schooling. Gigi Hadid was studying Criminal psychology at The New School before suspending her studies to focus on her modelling career fulltime.
Biography (Age, Ethnicity)
Jelena Noura Hadid was born in Los Angeles, California, U.S.A on the 23rd of April 1995 to former model Yolanda Hadid and real estate developer Mohamed Hadid. She has two younger siblings, a brother Anwar and a sister Bella, who are also models. Gigi Hadid also has 2 older and paternal half-sisters Marielle and Alana. She actually has five step-sisters which she had through her mother’s new marriage to music producer David Foster after her mother divorced Gigi’s father.
Our sources tell us that she started her modelling career at the tender age of two as a baby model for Guess clothing. She was discovered by Paul Marciano after which she became a baby model for the designer outfit. However, there was a pause as she would have to suspend this contract (job) in order to focus on her education.
She is of mixed ethnicity with her mother being Dutch and her father being of Arab Palestinian origin. Reports say that her mother is a Christian and Gigi is a Christian however, her father is a devout Muslim.
Gigi Hadid’s Modeling Career
In 2011 Gigi Hadid returned to working for the outfit as a model and she was named face of a Guess campaign in 2012, she went on to feature in three campaigns for the designer outfit. Gigi officially signed a contract in 2013 with IMG Models agency and she made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at models.com in November 2014.
Gigi was also named International model of the Year by the British Fashion Council in 2016. She walked the runway for famous designers in various fashion campaigns and fashion weeks. She has walked on the Mercedez Benz fashion week, London Fashion Week, Paris fashion week among others. Gigi Hadid has also hosted a lot of shows and programs. In 2015, she made it to the public eyes by appearing in the Pirelli Calendar. She was named as the new face for Maybelline in 2015. A Pretty impressive career for the young lady.
Gigi has appeared in several music videos including that of Taylor Swift, Cody Simpson, Miguel, and Zayn Malik. She also has an active social media with a huge fan following her every show and tour. Her Twitter account has over 5.33 million followers. On Instagram, she is active with over 35.1 million followers.
Seeing her very successful career as well as her remarkable experience in a short period, Gigi can be mentioned in the list of top paid fashion models. She earns a huge income from her modelling assignments and acting roles. According to our sources, her Net worth is estimated to be around $13 million USD.
Gigi Hadid started dating Australian singer and actor by the name Cody Simpson. They eventually separated and were said to have reunited later on. In 2014, there were talks of a break up again. In 2015, Gigi was said to be dating Joe Jonas. Currently, she is in an affair with Zayn Malik. There are no reports if they plan to be married anytime soon.
Body Measurements, Feet, And Height
Gigi Hadid is 35-25-35 in body stats, she weighs 58kg and her shoe size is 38.5 (EU), 5.5 (UK) or 8 (US). She stands at 5 ft 10.5 inches, has blonde hair and blue-green eye.
It is believed that Gigi Hadid had some work done to her body to give her that extra edge as a model. Sources show that she had a nose job and a boob job. She had some correction done to her nose which was seen to be slightly wider and less pointy. Gigi also had some breast implants, making her boobs slightly larger and firm.
Interesting Facts About Gigi Hadid
- She loves the Power Rangers franchise so much that she competed for the role of Pink Ranger in Power Rangers.
- Gigi Hadid has been diagnosed to have Hashimoto’s disease.
- She has several half-sisters from her mom’s second marriage with producer David Foster.
- In 2016, she survived an assault by a Ukrainian prankster; Vitalii Sediuk.