Gigi Hadid Celebrity Life
Jelena Noura Hadid, or better known as "Gigi" Hadid, is an American fashion model, who signed with the IMG Models modeling agency in New York. She signed on to become a model in the year 2013.
In 2014, she was ranked within the Top 50 Models ranking with Models.com. She was designated the title of Model of the Year by the British Council of Fashion.
She continued her stint with Guess clothing until she had to stop to start formal schooling. In 2011, she resumed her modeling for Guess clothing.
She was the "face" of Guess in 2012. As an adult, Gigi shot three advertisement campaigns for Guess clothing.
Born in Los Angeles, USA, in 1995, to Mohammed Hadid, a real estate developer, and a former model, Yolanda Hadid, Gigi hails from Dutch (on her mother's side) and Palestinian (on her father's side) stock.
She claims that her father's ancestry (and consequently, her own) can be traced back to Daher Al Omer, a prince of Nazareth and the Sheikh of Galilee.
Gigi has a younger sister, Bella, also a model, and a younger brother, Anwar, a model too. She has two older step-sisters, from her father's side, Marielle and Alana.
After she graduated from high school, she shifted to New York City to pursue studies in criminal psychology and part-time modeling.
Nonetheless, she dropped out of college in the fall of 2013 and was fully geared towards becoming a professional model after that.
In New York City, Gigi signed with an international agency called IMG Models. In 2014, she debuted at the New York Fashion Week, walking for the brand, Desigual.
She also appeared on the cover of CR Fashion Book magazine in that very month - this was high in her fashion career. In the same year, 2014, she appeared with Patrick Schwarzenegger, actor and model, in Tom Ford's Eyewear fashion campaign for autumn/winter.
In September 2014, Gigi co-hosted the Fashion Media Awards by The Daily Front Row, in New York City.
In 2014, Gigi also did more campaigns for Tom Ford, including for Tom Ford Beauty and Tom Ford Velvet Orchid Fragrance.
In 2015, Gigi appeared in the Pirelli calendar and became the ambassador of Seafolly, an Australian brand of swimwear. She became the face of Maybelline in the same year as well.
In 2015, she appeared, with her then-boyfriend, Cody Simpson, in Mario Testino's (fashion photographer) photography project called "Towel Series."
Gigi had walked the ramp for such famed designers as Max Mara, Michael Kors, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs, and Chanel by 2015.
In the same year, Gigi appeared in her friend, Taylor Swift's music video of the song "Bad Blood". In 2015, she appeared in her first walk for the brand, Victoria's Secret.
Gigi's younger sister, Bella, also a model, has appeared in several campaigns with her. Gigi has graced the covers of many of Vogue magazine's international editions and has been on a number of covers of magazines like Elle, Harper's Bazaar, Vanity Fair, Cleo, Grazia, and V Magazine. She has shot advertising campaigns for Guess, Topshop, Versace, Balmain, and Max Mara.
She continues to walk for designers like Tommy Hilfiger (with whom she designed a line of clothing once as well), Miu Miu, Balmain, Fendi, Diane von Furstenberg, Anna Sui, Chanel, Versace, and Elle Saab, among others.
She has hosted award shows and appeared in campaigns with her current boyfriend, former One Direction band member, and solo singer/songwriter, Zayn Malik.
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