You may have heard her name around and thought “Who is Gigi Hadid?” That would be a good question as fashions new “It Girl” has had a short but mighty rise in the world of celebrity.
Gigi Hadid (born Jelena Noura Hadid in Los Angeles, California on April 23, 1995) is an American fashion model and TV personality. Born to Real Housewife Yolanda Foster, Gigi has appeared in a few episodes of ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ before graduating from Malibu High School and moving to New York to study at The New School and pursue her modelling career. Her father Mohammed Hadid is a Palestinian architect, while stepfather David Foster is a renowned music executive whose ex-stepson is Brody Jenner, Gigi’s bestie Kendall Jenners older brother.
In 2011 she signed to IMG Models, and shortly after was named the face of the 2012 Guess campaign. In February 2014, she made her New York Fashion Week debut, walking for Desigual and Jeremy Scott. In the short time since then she has walked runways for Chanel, Marc Jacobs, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Jean Paul Gaultier, Moschino, Sonia Rykiel, Dolce & Gabbana, Emilio Pucci, Anna Sui, Diles and H&M among others. She has covered magazines such as Teen Vogue, Vogue; Australia, Spain, Brazil and Israel, Harpers Bazaar, Adweek and V. She was named one of 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated′s annual swimsuit issue in 2014. As of January 2015 she is the newest face of Maybelline and will appear in the 2015 Pirelli calendar.
As well as modelling work Gigi has branched out to other forums such as her 2012 acting turn in short film ‘Virgin Eyes’ and appearing in several music videos by Cody Simpson, Miguel and most notably playing “Slay Z” in Taylor Swifts star-studded ‘Bad Blood’ video. She also took her turn at hosting when she co-hosted the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media awards, and received the title of Model of The Year at the First Annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards.
With sister Bella Hadid, who is also up and coming in the model world, best friends Taylor Swift, Cara Delevine, Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez, she is amongst the young and beautiful teen stars living through Instagram and taking over the gossip columns. After a two year on/off relationship with Australian pop star Cody Simpson, she has recently traded him in for long-time friend and heartthrob Joe Jonas, although the pair have yet to confirm this.
“I’ve always said, ‘Eat clean to stay fit, have a burger to stay sane'” – Gigi’s words of wisdom.