Isabella Khair “Bella” Hadid (October 9, 1996) is an American fashion model, signed to IMG Models in 2014. She was named “Model of the Year” by GQ in 2016. In June 2016, Hadid was ranked one of the Top 50 models by Models.com.
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Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles to real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Hadid (née Van den Herik). Her mother is a Dutch-born American, and her father is Palestinian American. Through her father she descends from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and the Sheikh of Galilee. Hadid has two siblings, an older sister named Gigi, who is also a model, and a younger brother, Anwar. She has two older half-sisters, Marielle and Alana, on her father’s side. Following her parents’ divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster, through whom she has five stepsisters.
Hadid and her siblings were originally raised on a ranch in Santa Barbara and then moved out to Malibu while she was still in elementary school. In 2012, her mother became a star on the reality show Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Hadid began modeling at age 16 with a Flynn Skye commercial project. Hadid also starred in the “Swan Sittings” by Lesa Amoore, alongside actor Ben Barnes, and “Smoking Hot” by Holly Copeland, modeled for Hannah Hayes F/W 2013 collection, various other commercial projects, and had done campaign work for Chrome Hearts in summer 2013 and 2014.
In January, Hadid made her Chanel Couture debut during Paris Haute Couture S/S Fashion Week. She walked exclusively for Givenchy and walked for Chanel and Miu Miu at their shows in Paris Fashion Week in March 2016, as well as walking for FentyxPuma in New York Fashion Week in February 2016. She also made her first Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Australia appearance in May 2016 by exclusively opening and closing the Misha Resort 2017 show.