Jelena Noura Hadid, commonly known as Gigi born
April 23 1995 in Los Angeles, California, the daughter of Palestinian real
estate developer Mohamed Hadid and
Dutch former model Yolanda Foster (née van den Herik).
is an American fashion model and TV personality.
She was named one of 12 rookies in Sports
illustrated annual issue in 2014. She has also made several appearances on
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Hadid has appeared in magazines such as VMAN, Elle,
Grazia, Cleo, Vogue, Galore, Sports Illustrated, Paper magazine and Schön!
Magazine. In 2012, she was the face of Guess. She was on the cover of Galore
magazine and Carine Roitfeld's CR Fashion Book in 2014. She was also on the
cover of Schön! Magazine in March 2014
She has two younger siblings, a sister, Bella, who is
also a model, and, a brother, Anwar. After her parents' divorce, her mother
married music producer David Foster, making him her stepfather. She
graduated from Malibu High School at the age of 17 in 2012 and was also the
captain of her varsity volleyball team and a competitive horseback rider.
After graduating from high school, she moved to New
York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. She has studied at
The New School from fall 2013.
Hadid signed with IMG Models in 2011. Her modeling
career started when she was just 2 years old after she was discovered by
Paul Marciano, of Guess, she started with Baby Guess, after which she
stopped so she could concentrate in school, she eventually got back,
continued working with them, she was named the face of the guess campaign in
2012. According to her recent interview, she has done 3 campaigns with Guess
as an adult.
In February 2014, she made her New York Fashion
Week debut by walking the catwalk at Desigual's show. She also made her
debut in Jeremy Scott's show. She has appeared in music videos, playing
Australian singer Cody Simpson's love interest in the video for his song
"Surfboard" which was released on April 14, 2014. She has also appeared on
another music video, playing the love interest of American grammy-winner
singer Miguel's song "Simplethings" which released on May 29, 2014.
On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and
model, Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford's new Eyewear
autumn/winter campaign. She co-hosted the Daily Front Row's Fashion Media
awards that was held in New York City on September 5, 2014.
She will appear in the 2015 Pirelli calendar. In
January 2015, she was named the newest face of Maybelline after finalizing
her major contract.
Hadid was in a relationship with Australian singer
Cody Simpson for a year, but they broke up in May 2014. They reunited after
People magazine reported that he wanted to reconcile and on June 2, 2014
they were pictured holding hands in New York City On August 5, 2014, it was
reported the couple had split again, with Hadid citing Simpsons' career
advancement as the reason. In November 2014, they got back together.
Since then the two have been seen out in public
together on several occasions and even spent the 2015 New Years holiday
together along with their friends Kendall Jenner and Selena Gomez in Dubai
Height 5'10" (178 cm) Weight 57 kg (125 lbs)
Hair color Blonde Eye color Blue/Green
Measurements 34-25-35 inches (86-64-89cm)