Born on 23rd April 1995, in L.A, California, Gigi Hadid is the daughter of Mohamed Hadid, and Yolanda Foster, a Dutch former model. Hadid has two siblings (younger); a brother Anwar, and Bella, who is also a model. Following her biological parents divorce, her mother married the famous music producer, David Foster, making him Hadid’s step-father. She schooled at Malibu High school where she graduated in 2013, at the age of 18. At school, Hadid was a horseback rider and the captain of the varsity volleyball team. Currently, she is an American TV personality and Fashion Model. Hadid was identified as one of the twelve models to participate in the 2014 Sports Illustrated annual swimsuit issue. And in the same year she appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Upon graduating, she moved to New York to further her education and modeling career. She has been studying at The New School since the Fall of 2013.
Gigi was in a romantic relationship with Singer Cody Simpson (Australian), but they broke up on May 2014. However, following a report by People Magazine that Simpson wanted reconciliation they reunited and they were pictured, on 2nd June 2014, outside a New York Hotel holding hands. On 5th August 2014, reports went in the media that the two had broken up, and Simpson cited the need to advance their careers as the reason. On November of the same year, the two reunited and since then they have been seen together holding hands on multiple occasions. They spent their holiday together in Dubai along with their friends Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner.
Hadid rose to the spotlight in 2011 when she signed with IMG models. However, her passion in modeling dates back to when she was only two years old and was discovered by Marciano Paul, of Guess. Consequently, she began modeling with baby Guess but later ceased to concentrate on her studies. Then she resumed modeling with Baby Guess and was crowned the face of the Guess Campaign in 2012. Hadid, in her most recent interview, reported that she has done three campaigns with Baby Guess as an adult. In Feb last year, Hadid made her N.Y fashion week debut cat walking in the Desifual’s show. On the same month, she made her debuted in Jeremy show.
Hadid featured in the music video, playing the love interest of Miguel’s song “Simple things” which was released on 29th May 2014. In 2014, alongside Patrick Schwarzenegger, she starred in Tom Ford’s new Eyewear winter campaign and on Sept 5th, 2014, she hosted Daily front row Fashion Media that took place in New York City.
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.
Hadid is set to appear in the 2015 Pirelli Calendar, and she recently participated in Jacobs Marc S/S 15 walk during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in NY. On January this year, Hadid was named the newest face by Maybelline upon finalizing her contract.
One of the elements about Gigi that most people say they admire is that she takes her career seriously; even during her down times. For instance, she was spotted sitting at the courtside at the NY Knicks game with Cody Simpson (her boyfriend) but still dressed up nicely for the occasion. She wore a white button-down featuring her favorite team logo emblazoned on the back with a killer pair of high heels Louboutin shoes.
Career-wise, Hadid has risen to prove she is a model of 2015 and coming years. For instance, this year, she graced the cover page of Vogue together with Kendall Jenner and geared up for her “Towel Series” Debut for Testino with Simpson. Well, if this doesn’t convince you that 2015 is the year for Gigi to shine, she has already modeled sexy swimwear (in collaboration with Seafolly, BeachGoers, and Victoria Secret Pink).