Gigi Hadid (born April 23, 1995) is an American model. She was signed to IMG Models in 2013. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking on models.com. In January 2015, she was named the Daily Front Row’s “Model of the Year”.
Gigi 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 younger siblings, Bella, who is also a model, and a 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. In 2013, Hadid graduated from Malibu High School, where she was captain of the varsity volleyball team as well as a competitive horseback rider.
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.
Hadid’s modelling career began when she was two years old after she was discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess. She started modelling with Baby Guess before stopping to concentrate on school. Hadid eventually returned to modeling,in 2011.She resumed working with Marciano, and was named the face of a Guess campaign in 2012. Hadid has shot three campaigns with Guess as an adult.
Hadid was in a relationship with singer Cody Simpson from 2013 to May 2015. Later on in 2015 she dated another singer, Joe Jonas, for five months. In 2016, she has been dating singer Zayn Malik. Hadid and Malik were featured together in a fashion spread for the May 2016 edition of Vogue.