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Gigi Hadid
American model of Palestinian and Dutch descent

Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid
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Intro American model of Palestinian and Dutch descent
A.K.A. Jelena Hadid, Jelena Noura Hadid
Is Model Photographer Fashion designer
From United States of America
Field Arts Fashion
Gender female
Birth 23 April 1995, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
Age 28 years
Star sign Taurus
Residence New York City, New York, USA
Mother: Yolanda Hadid
Father: Mohamed Hadid
Siblings: Anwar HadidBella HadidAlana HadidMarielle HadidSara Foster
Relatives: Daher el-Omar
Height: 179 cm
Weight: 63 kg
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Jelena Noura Hadid (born April 23, 1995) is an American model. In November 2014, she made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council. Over the span of four years, Hadid has made thirty-five appearances on international Vogue magazine covers.

Early life

Jelena Noura Hadid was born on April 23, 1995 in Los Angeles, California to Palestinian Jordanian real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Dutch former model Yolanda Hadid (née Van den Herik). Through her father, she claims descent from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and Sheik of Galilee. She has a younger sister, Bella, and a younger brother, Anwar, both of whom are also models. She also has two older paternal half-sisters; Marielle and Alana. She and her siblings were raised on a ranch in Santa Barbara. The family moved to Beverly Hills after ten years.

In 2013, Hadid graduated from Malibu High School, where she was the captain of the school's varsity volleyball team, as well as an equestrian. Following high school, Hadid moved to New York City to study criminal psychology at The New School. She suspended her studies to focus on her modeling career.


1997–2012: Early work

Hadid's modeling career began when she was two years old after being discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess. She started modeling for Baby Guess before stopping to concentrate on school. Hadid eventually returned to modeling in 2011. She resumed working with Marciano, and was named the face of a Guess campaign in 2012. Hadid has shot three campaigns with Guess as an adult.

2013–2016: Breakthrough

After signing to IMG Models in 2013, Hadid made her New York Fashion Week debut in February 2014, walking for Desigual. In the same month, she got her break in high fashion on the cover of Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book. On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford's Eyewear autumn/winter campaign. She co-hosted the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media Awards event that was held in New York City on September 5, 2014. Hadid has also starred in campaigns for Tom Ford F/W 2014, Tom Ford Velvet Orchard Fragrance and Tom Ford Beauty 2014. She was featured on the cover of Galore magazine in 2014.

Hadid in 2016

Hadid appeared in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar. In that same year, Hadid was also the brand ambassador for Australian fashion swimwear label Seafolly. In January 2015, she was named the Daily Front Row's Model of the Year, and a Maybelline brand ambassador. In March 2015, Hadid and her then-boyfriend, Cody Simpson, were featured as a part of fashion photographer Mario Testino's project, "Towel Series." By May 2015, Hadid had walked for designers Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Max Mara. Hadid appeared in the music video for Taylor Swift's song "Bad Blood", which was released in the same month. She has made several appearances alongside her younger sister, Bella. In December 2015, she made her first appearance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

Hadid appeared on several magazine covers, including Vogue (United States, Paris, Italy, Britain, Japan, Spain, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, China), Schön!, Numéro, Allure, W Magazine and Teen Vogue, as well as The Wall Street Journal, Elle (Canada), Dazed and Harper's Bazaar (United States, Malaysia). Hadid has also shot editorials for VMAN, Elle (United States), Grazia, Cleo, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Paper Magazine, Vanity Fair and V Magazine. Hadid has also starred in campaigns for Guess, Versace, Penshoppe, Balmain F/W 2015, Topshop, Max Mara, and Stuart Weitzman.

In 2016, she walked for Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma, Isabel Marant, and Giambattista Valli. In January 2016, she became the global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, fronting campaigns for underwear, apparel and fragrances. In April 2016, Hadid starred in an interactive campaign including a commercial for the BMW M2. She hosted the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on June 19, 2016. She co-designed a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger, which was released in the fall of 2016 at New York Fashion Week. During the Fall 2016 Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, Hadid opened five shows and closed seven. In October, her boot collection for Stuart Weitzman titled the Gigi Boot was revealed, and she became a brand ambassador for Reebok, fronting the #PerfectNever campaign.

On November 20, 2016, Hadid hosted the American Music Awards alongside Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah. She received backlash for an impression of former First Lady Melania Trump during the show, and later apologized. In December 2016, she made her second appearance at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, earning her wings for the first time, and in the same month she won the award for International Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, presented to her by Donatella Versace.

2017–present: further recognition and brand collaborations

Hadid started off the Spring/Summer campaign season starring in Fendi and Moschino campaigns. she also was the face of the S/S 2017 campaign for Max Mara accessories, Stuart Weitzman and DSQUARED. The second Tommy Hilfiger and Hadid ready-to-wear collection was presented in February 2017 for the Spring season. Hadid was the photographer of the Versus (Versace) Spring/Summer 2017 campaign which featured Hadid's then-boyfriend, singer Zayn Malik, and model Adwoa Aboah. She also photographed a special summer edition of V Magazine titled Gigi's Journal, which featured Polaroids of fashion industry colleagues, celebrities and close friends.

Hadid was featured on four March 2017 Vogue covers; American, British, Chinese, and the inaugural edition of Vogue Arabia. She also appeared on the covers for CR Fashion Book (Spring/Summer 2017), Jolie (April 2017) and The Daily (Spring 2017). She featured on the May 2017 covers for the Netherlands editions of Vogue, Cosmopolitan and Glamour as well as the June/July 2017 cover of American Harper's Bazaar. Hadid has starred in editorials for American Vogue (April 2017) and LOVE Magazine (Spring/Summer 2017).

Hadid in a campaign for Stuart Weitzman in 2017

Hadid scored her second American Vogue cover in August 2017, sharing the cover with her then-boyfriend, Zayn Malik. During Fall/Winter 2017 Fashion Month in New York, Milan and Paris, Hadid opened the shows for Jeremy Scott, Anna Sui, Versus (Versace), Alberta Ferretti, Missoni, H&M and Balmain; and closed the shows for Isabel Marant, Moschino, Max Mara and Anna Sui. She also released the first season of two new collaborations with Vogue Eyewear and Messika Jewelry. At the Daily Front Row's third annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards, Hadid was honored for the Best Design Debut for her collection with Tommy Hilfiger. She ended 2017 by being named one of Glamour's Women of the Year, alongside Nicole Kidman, Solange Knowles, Muzoon Almellehan and others.

Hadid started 2018 with multiple high fashion campaigns, including Valentino, Moschino, Versace and Fendi. She also went on to release her second collaboration with both Vogue Eyewear and Messika Jewelry. In February, during fashion week, she presented the fourth and last season of her capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger in Milan.

She appeared on many different international Vogue covers in 2018, including British Vogue in March, Vogue Italia in May and Vogue Brazil in September. She also scored multiple American covers, including the Harper's Bazaar May issue, V Magazine's Fall Preview Cover V114, and W Magazine. She also covered LOVE Magazine's 10th Anniversary edition, Chaos 69, and Chaos True Originals – Disney Special.

In November 2018, she announced her first collaboration with Reebok designing sneakers for the brand, starting with limited release on December 7 and the full collection to be released later in February 2019. She also returned to the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show for the third time in the same month. In early 2019, she appeared on more international Vogue covers, including Vogue Czechoslovakia, Vogue Arabia, and Vogue Hong Kong.

In October 2019, Hadid filmed an episode for Food Network cooking competition Beat Bobby Flay. She teamed up with chef Anne Burrell against chef and restaurateur Bobby Flay. The episode was aired in June 2020. Hadid guest-starred in an episode of Scooby-Doo and Guess Who?. The episode was aired on October 1, 2020, on streaming service Boomerang.


Hadid at the amFAR Gala in 2015

In January 2016, Hadid participated in MasterChef and raised $25,000 for Global Lyme Alliance, an organization centered on the pseudoscientific diagnosis of Chronic Lyme disease. In October 2016 she joined other celebrities in supporting the BBC's Children in Need's T-shirt philanthropy project. The shirt, designed by Giles Deacon, sold for $15 with 70% of all the proceeds going to the charity.

In January 2017, after former President Donald Trump signed Executive Order 13780 (commonly known as a "Muslim Ban"), Hadid and her sister, Bella, protested among others in New York City.

Hadid announced in May 2018 that she will be working closely with Unicef to help children around the world. On August 25, she went on her first mission with UNICEF to visit their programing in Bangladesh. The trip fell on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

On May 3, 2020, Hadid and other celebrities joined forces to play a virtual charity tennis match on Facebook Gaming. Organized by IMG Tennis, the participants all received $25,000 to donate to a charity of their choice. The winners received an additional $1 million to donate. Hadid played for the non-profit organization Feeding America. In June 2020, Hadid auctioned off some of her clothes as part of a charity auction organized by British Vogue that benefitted NHS Charities Together and the NAACP.

Hadid has shown support for the Black Lives Matter movement. A percentage of the sales from her quarantine editorial with V Magazine, Gigi's Journal Part II, were donated to four organizations; the Black Lives Matter Global Network Foundation, the NAACP, the ACLU, and Campaign Zero. The organizations also received personal donations from Hadid.

Hadid has frequently marched and campaigned for pro-Palestinian causes.

Personal life

Hadid revealed in 2014 that she has Hashimoto's thyroiditis.

Ukrainian self-styled prankster Vitalii Sediuk assaulted Hadid in 2016 under the pretense of a prank, and she was commended on how she defended herself from him.


Hadid dated Australian singer Cody Simpson from 2013 to May 2015. She appeared in his music videos for "Surfboard" and "Flower". She subsequently dated American singer Joe Jonas from May to November 2015, during which time she directed his band DNCE's music video for "Cake by the Ocean".

Hadid began dating English singer Zayn Malik in late 2015, although they have broken up and reconciled multiple times. She appeared in Malik's music video for "Pillowtalk". They starred on the August 2017 cover of American Vogue, making them the third couple to appear together on a Vogue cover. It courted controversy because of Vogue misnaming them as gender fluid, for which Vogue apologized. They also did a Versus (Versace) campaign as a couple, with Hadid as the photographer. In April 2020, Hadid confirmed that she and Malik were expecting their first child during an interview on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, after rumors began to circulate of her pregnancy. Their daughter was born in September 2020. The family spent a majority of their time on a farm in rural New Hope, Pennsylvania, where Hadid's mother and younger sister also own land.

In October 2021, Malik entered a no contest plea to four charges of harassment against Hadid's mother Yolanda. He was sentenced by a Pennsylvania court to 360 days of probation, and to complete anger management and domestic violence programs. Malik and Hadid reportedly ended their relationship following the incident.

Legal issues

In 2017, Hadid attempted to travel to Shanghai to participate in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show but ultimately could not, as her Chinese visa was reportedly revoked after an online video showing her doing a slant-eyes gesture in imitation of Buddha was criticized as racist by Chinese internet users. Victoria's Secret declined to comment when asked whether Hadid pulled out of the fashion show on her own, was asked to by the company, or whether Chinese authorities applied any pressure.

In late January 2019, Hadid was sued by the independent photo agency business Xclusive for sharing an October 2018 photo of herself without the photographer's permission. The company is seeking damages for copyright infringement, as well as any profits derived from the image. Hadid removed Xclusive's photo from her Instagram page shortly after sharing, but the suit also alleges that this was not the only instance she has posted unlicensed images. In the documents, Hadid's Instagram account includes at least fifty examples of uncredited photographs of Hadid in public, at press events, or on the runway. This was also not the first time Hadid is being sued for posting photos of herself on her social media account. In 2017, photographer Peter Cepeda took a photo of her, which she later posted on Instagram without his permission. He filed a lawsuit against her the following September and it was later settled outside of court.


Year Title Role Notes
2012 Virgin Eyes Andrea Short film
2012–2016 The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Herself Multiple appearances (season 3–6)
2015 Those Wrecked by Success Herself Short film
2016 MasterChef Herself Episode: "MasterChef Celebrity Showdown"
2016 RuPaul's Drag Race Guest judge Episode: season 8, week 5
2016 Lip Sync Battle Herself Episode: "Gigi Hadid vs. Tyler Posey"
2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards Host
2016 American Music Awards Host
2018 Ocean's 8 Herself Cameo
2018 Pirelli Calendar Herself Short film by Albert Watson
2020 Beat Bobby Flay Herself Episode: "Superchef, Supermodel"
2020 Scooby-Doo and Guess Who? Herself Episode: "A Moveable Mystery"
2021 Never Have I Ever Herself (voice) Episode: "... opened a textbook"
Year Title Artist Role
2014 "Surfboard" Cody Simpson Herself
2014 "Simplethings" Miguel Love interest
2015 "Bad Blood" Taylor Swift Slay-Z
2015 "Flower" Cody Simpson Herself (cameo)
2015 "How Deep Is Your Love" Calvin Harris and Disciples Girl in love
2015 "Gasoline" Halsey Herself
2015 "Cake by the Ocean" DNCE Director
2016 "Pillowtalk" Zayn Girlfriend
2020 "One More Time" (V Magazine version) Daft Punk Animated version of herself
Year Title Artist Role
2007 "The Little Drummer Boy" on Noël Josh Groban Backing vocals
2007 "I'll Be Home for Christmas" on Noël Josh Groban Backing vocals

Awards and nominations

Year Association Category Result
2015 First Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards Model of The Year Won
2015 Teen Choice Awards Choice Model Nominated
2016 TRL Awards Best Look Won
2016 Teen Choice Awards Choice Female Hottie Nominated
2016 British Fashion Awards International Model of the Year Won
2017 Third Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards Best Design Debut Won
2017 Teen Choice Awards Choice Model Nominated
2018 Teen Choice Awards Choice Model Won
The contents of this page are sourced from Wikipedia article on 30 Oct 2021. The contents are available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license.
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