Jelena Noura Hadid (aka Gigi Hadid) is an American fashion model. Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com in November 2014. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council, which was the highlight of Hadid’s career and gave her wider recognition.
Gigi was born to real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Hadid. Her father is Palestinian-American and her mother is a Dutch-born American. Through her father, Gigi Hadid claims descent from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and the Sheik of Galilee. Hadid has two younger siblings, a sister, Bella, and a brother, Anwar, both of whom are also models. After her parents’ divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster, through whom she has five stepsisters. Hadid graduated from Malibu High School in 2013, where she captained the varsity volleyball team. Hadid was also a competitive horseback rider.
Following high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and her modeling career. Hadid studied criminal psychology at the school beginning in the fall 2013 but suspended her studies to focus on her modeling career.
Gigi Hadid Biography
Full Name: Jelena Noura Hadid
Nicknames: Gee, Gigi, Squeegee
Popular for: Modelling career
Gigi Hadid Height: 1.79m (5 ft 9 in)
Weight: 128 Pounds (58 kg)
Shoe Size: 8 (US)
Figure Measurements (Approx): 89-63.5-89 cm (35-25-35 in)
Hair Color: Blonde
- Fashion Show – Ready to Wear – Fall / Winter for Desigual and Jeremy Scott (2014)
- Movie – Virgin Eyes (2012)
- TV Show – Real Housewives of Beverly Hills series (2012)
Awards: Won – 4
Nominations – 7
Date of Birth: 23rd April 1995
Gigi Hadid Age (2018): 23
Birthplace: Los Angeles, California, United States
Ethnicity: Palestinian, Dutch
- The New School, Manhattan
- Malibu High School, California
Religion: Not known (Gigi Hadid wants to keep it private)
Address: Gigi Hadid
IMG Models N.Y.
304 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10010-4301
Gigi Hadid Affairs & Rumors
- Patrick Uretz (2012) – Patrick Uretz and Gigi Hadid started dating in 2012. The couple dated for about six months before separating in December 2012.
- Nick Jonas (2012) – American singer Nick Jonas and model Gigi Hadid had a fling in December 2012 after being introduced to each other by someone else.
- Cody Simpson (2013) – Cody Simpson, an Australian singer started dating Gigi in 2013. They were first spotted together while ice skating at Rockefeller Center in New York City in November that year. They split in May 2014.
- Daniel Sharman (2014) – (Rumor) British actor.
- Lewis Hamilton (2015) – She had a fling with Lewis Hamilton, an English Formula One racing driver in May 2015.
- Joe Jonas (2015) – She started dating singer Joe Jonas, brother of Nick Jonas in 2015. The couple commenced dating in May 2015 and called it quits in November 2015.
- Zayn Malik (2015) – In November 2015, she started dating English singer, Zayn Malik. During their time together, they were considered a power couple. The duo called it quits in March 2018.
Gigi Hadid Family
- Father – Mohamed Hadid (Real estate developer), David Foster (Stepfather) (Music producer)
- Mother – Yolanda Foster (TV personality, model, fashion designer) (Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’s star)
- Siblings – Bella Hadid (Younger Sister) (Model), Anwar Hadid (Younger Brother) (Model), Alana Hadid (Half-sister), Erin Foster (Older Step-sister) (Actress), Sara Foster(Older Step-sister) (Actress), Jordan Foster (Step-sister), Amy Foster (Step-sister) (Songwriter)
Hobbies: Horseriding, volleyball, boxing
Food: Scrambled eggs, burrito, bacon, and toast, breakfast beans, burgers, arugula salad, sushi, the food she cooks
Icecream: Grasshopper pie ice cream
Book: Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech
Music: 1989 – Taylor Swift
TV Shows: Homeland, Narcos
Animal: Sheltie breed of Dogs
Net Worth: $13 Million
Gigi Hadid Interesting Facts
- At school, Gigi Hadid was the captain of the varsity volleyball team as well as a competitive horseback rider.
- The model Gigi Hadid was discovered at a tender age of 2 by Paul Marciano of Guess.
- In 2012, Hadid was named as the face of the Guess campaign.
- For her modeling career, she first signed with IMG models in 2011.
- Gigi played the love interest of Australian singer Cody Simpson in his song “Surfboard” in 2014.
- Gigi was raised at a barn in Los Angeles and so she spent a lot of time with horses.
- Gigi Hadid got the chance to ring the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange on February 13, 2014, along with some other models, viz., Emily Ratajkowski, Emily DiDonato, Natasha Barnard, and Kate Bock.
- Gigi has appeared thrice in Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue, 2014, 2015 and 2016.
- She has featured in the music video “Simplethings.”
- In 2015, Gigi Hadid appeared for the first time in Victoria’s Secret fashion show and she got her wings in VS Fashion Show, 2016.
- She appeared Pirelli Calendar in Latex in 2015.
- Gigi Hadid was identified with Hashimoto’s disease in 2016.
- She was British Fashion Council’s International Model of the Year in 2016.
- She is said to be good friends with Taylor Swift.
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