If you haven't heard of her then you've probably seen her. Gigi Hadid is set for world domination. She is one of the world's most successful supermodels and at 21 years, her lifestyle, work ethic and achievements boggle the mind. And she's here in Dubai today to launch her collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger!
From her 'humble' reality TV beginnings, interesting family, love life, social circles and impressive work ethic all we can do is watch in awe as Gigi struts down the cat walk, graces magazine covers and perpetually continues to amaze us.
Born Jelena Noura Hadid, Gigi was raised in Malibu California and started modeling at the age of two for Guess. We don't know about you, but at two, we could hardly stay still for a photo, let alone look good doing it!
At the age of 17, Gigi became the face of Guess and has since walked the catwalk for Marc Jacobs, Jeremy Scott, Chanel, and Jean Paul Gaultier. She's graced the covers of VMAN, Elle, Grazia, Cleo, Vogue (in several countries), Sports Illustrated and Paper magazine! She's also the new face of Maybelline and an official Victoria's Secret Angel after auditioning three times!
She and Kendal Jenner have a hashtag #Kengi. But Gigi and her bestie are also like family, kind of, sort of. OK we aren't sure. Gigi Hadid's stepfather, 16-time Grammy Award-winning music producer David Foster, was once married to reality star Brodie Jenner's mother who is Kylie Jenner's Half brother. Yup, it's confusing.
Gigi's mother is former It Girl and model of the 80s and early 90s, Dutch born Yolanda Foster who was also a star on Bravo's Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. While her father is Jordanian-American real estate developer of Palestinian origin Mohamed Hadid.
Palestinian and Proud
Gigi created a media frenzy when she posted a photo on her Instagram (to her 23 million followers) of her and her friends with henna on their hands with part of the caption reading "Half Palestinian & Proud of it"
Unless you've been living under a rock then you know that Gigi is currently dating ex One Directioner, talented artist in his own right, heartthrob, Zayn Malik. The couple did a shoot together for Vogue and Gigi was in the singer's famous music video Pillow Talk.
By Maán Jalal
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