Gigi Hadid is an American fashion model and television personality. She became known especially after making her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In February 2014, Hadid made her New York Fashion Week debut walking for Desigual’s show. The British Fashion Council had named her the International Model of the Year in 2016.
Gigi Hadid was born on April 23, 1995, as Jelena Noura Hadid. She is the daughter of real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Foster. She has two younger siblings, Bella, who is also a model, and a brother, Anwar. Following high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. Hadid studied at The New School beginning fall 2013. She was named one of the 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated‘s annual swimsuit issue in 2014.
She started modeling when she was only 2 years old with Baby Guess but eventually discontinued her modeling career to focus on school.
She has appeared in numerous magazines including Cleo, Vogue, VMan, Elle, Paper Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and Schon! Magazine. Out of these, she was the face of Guess in 2012, the face of Schon! Magazine in 2014 and the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s fashion book and Galore magazine in 2014.