Gigi Hadid Biography

Gigi Hadid (Helena Noura Hadid) was born on April 23rd, 1995 in Los Angeles, California and raised in Santa Barbara. She is a famous model, boasting more than 48 million Instagram followers.

In fact, many people consider her as one of the best models of her generation. As of 2013, she is part of IMG Models, a famous international modeling agency based in New York, USA. She has appeared in several music videos and movies. Moreover, Gigi Hadid is a public face for many brands, such as Versace, Vogue, Reebok, and many others and in her career, she also hosted or co-hosted different events.



Gigi’s career began at a very early age. Paul Marciano, Guess co-founder and a friend of her family saw her talent when she was a 2-year old girl. So, her first modeling jobs were for Baby Guess. Eventually, Gigi Hadid took a break to focus on school. She also focused on competitive horseback riding and playing volleyball at Malibu High School while taking a break from modeling as a teenager.

In 2011, she returned to modeling, again with Paul Marciano, and again for Guess. This turned out to be a great move on her part as she soon became the face of Guess campaign in 2012.

Upon finishing high school, Gigi moved to New York in the Fall of 2013 to study criminal psychology at The New School in New York City. Nevertheless, Gigi had to put her studies on hold as she has just signed a professional contract with IMG Models and decided to focus on her modeling career. After Gigi Hadid signed a contract with IMG Models in 2013, her career in the fashion industry began to grow fast.

The Beginnings

Gigi Hadid made a debut for New York Fashion Week in February 2014. Around the same time, she got to be on the cover of CR Fashion Book magazine. Patrick Schwarzenegger and Gigi starred in designer’s Tom Ford’s eyewear for the autumn/winter campaign. The year 2014 ended on a high note for Hadid, as she co-hosted Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards.


Gigi and Patrick Schwarzenegger

In 2015 she managed to become a brand ambassador for several popular brands such as Seafolly and Maybelline. In addition, later that year she appeared in a music video for the song “Bad Blood” by Taylor Swift. However, December of 2015 was definitely a special month for Gigi as she made her debut in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, after two failed auditions to be an Angel. In one of the interviews with Vogue, Hadid confessed that after Victoria’s Angels rejected her for the first time, she was so nervous and her self-confidence was shaken.

Gigi Hadid Modeling Career

However, Hadid has appeared on the cover of many magazines, such as Vogue, Schon!, Allure, and many others since. In 2016, Gigi became Tomi Hilfiger’s global ambassador promoting their underwear and fragrances. The same year, she started working as a runaway model – she covered every important fashion week and walked the runaway for some of the biggest names in the fashion industry such as Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Miu Miu, Elie Saab, and others.

In April 2016 Gigi did an interactive campaign for BMW. She also hosted and co-hosted several events, namely 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards, and American Music Awards with Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharaoh. The end of the year marked her second appearance on Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In addition, Gigi Hadid became a promoter for Reebok and won the International Model of the Year Award, which she received from Donatella Versace personally.


BMW M2 Gigi Hadid Commercial

Between 2012 and 2016 Gigi appeared on a reality TV show in the Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills alongside her mother Yolanda. After that, Gigi also appeared on MasterChef, Lip Sync Battle, and Drag Race.

Gigi Hadid landed covers for the American, British, Italian, and French editions of Vogue, which she considers her modeling career highlight. She even got her own Barbie.

When asked how a model advances from bit player to superstar, Hadid answered, ”Listen to your parents” and repeated what she has learned from her mother. “If you are not the nicest, most hardworking girl in the industry, there is going to be someone prettier, nicer, and more hardworking”, she quoted her mom Yolanda.


‘Vogue It Girl Style’ Cover. Source: Hollywood Life

Gigi Hadid Net Worth & Salary

Gigi’s Net Worth is estimated at $19 million dollars. Most of Gigi’s net worth comes from her sponsorships with different companies such as Maybelline, Vogue, Versace and many others. Considering her successful career, Gigi Hadid’s annual income is around $9 million. She was the 5th highest paid model in the year 2017, next to Kendall Jenner, Gisele Bundchen, Chrissy Teigen, and Adriana Lima.

Gigi Hadid Family


Her siblings – Gigi with her brother and sister

Gigi was born to a father Mohamed Hadid, a real estate developer, and a mother Yolanda Hadid, also a famous former model. Yolanda is also former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star. Gigi was born as her parents’ first child. Gigi has two younger siblings, sister Bella, and brother Anwar. They are both also models.

Gigi and her sister have both walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and starred together in the famous Fendi and Moschino Spring/Summer campaigns 2017. Moreover, the same year they became the first siblings to be included on Forbes World’s Highest Paid Models list.

However, as her father was married before he met Gigi’s mother, she also has two older parental half-sisters, Marielle and Alana and five stepsisters on her mother’s side from Yolanda’s marriage to music producer David Foster. Two of her stepsisters are Sara and Erin Foster, the starts of VH1’s Barely Famous.


Her mother Yolanda, Gigi and Mohamed Hadid

Gigi Hadid Partners and Dating History

Gigi Hadid is currently single, after ending a 3-year long relationship with former One Direction member Zayn Malik. The couple started dating in late 2015. According to Malik, they met at a New York City Victoria’s Secret party where he approached the famous model and asked her out on their first date. He would often speak highly of Gigi in his interviews, calling her “cool’, “confident” and “intelligent”.

The couple often attended high-profile social events together, such as the London Fashion Week and the Met Gala. Many considered them as Fashion’s best-dressed couple.


Gigi and Zayn Malik

Gigi Halid has made an appearance in Zayn’s music video for the song “Pillowtalk”. After that, they have appeared on the covers of 2 different magazines, one for Vogue and the other for Versace. But after three years together, they officially broke-up on the 13th of March 2018 when Hadid confirmed their breakup via Twitter in a touching message thanking Zayn for “love, time, and life lessons” that they shared.

Before the relationship with Zayn Malik, Gigi Hadid was in a relationship with another musician and former boy band member, Joe Jonas. Their relationship lasted a mere 5 months and was doomed from the start as they were both very busy. They had conflicting schedules that made it impossible for a couple to catch up and spend time together.

There were also rumors that Gigi was dating famous Formula 1 racer Lewis Hamilton and actor Daniel Sharman. Funnily enough, Joe is not the only Jonas brother Gigi has dated. From 2012 to 2013 she was in a relationship with Joe’s brother Nick Jonas. Some of her other love interests include polo player Patrick Uretz and Cody Simpson.

Gigi Hadid Health Problems

At the beginning of 2018, Gigi became a target of social media trolls who were body-shaming her for being so thin. Hadid decided to publicly reveal that she suffers from an autoimmune thyroid disorder known as Hashimoto’s disease. Nevertheless, she has been receiving proper treatment since that helped balance her thyroid levels.

Gigi Hadid Lawsuits

Like many other celebrities, Gigi Hadid has recently ended up caught in the lawsuit with the photographers. Namely, Xclusive-Lee Inc. filed a suit against the model after she posted a photo of herself on her Instagram which Xclusive-Lee Inc owes rights to. Gigi is challenging the case now claiming that the image was “fair use” because she was smiling and contributed to the photo by doing so.

Thus, she asked the court to dismiss the case. She believes that her actions actually made her the co-author of the photo – she explains that she should be able to post paparazzi photos on her Instagram because she participated in them by smiling and therefore puts a legal right to use them. The case still continues.


the Instagram post at the center of the copyright infringement lawsuit

Gigi Hadid Age. How Old is She?

Hadid was born on April 24th in 1995, which makes her currently 24 years old. Her Zodiac sign is Taurus.

Gigi Hadid – Body Measurements. Height and Weight

Gigi is a famous model, and as such, is always expected to look flawlessly. Her height is average for her job. She is 5 ft 10 (or 178cm) tall. At 128 pounds (or 58kg) her figure is very slim. She is known for her long blonde hair and light blue eyes.

Gigi Hadid body is considered to be an ideal representation of a female figure. Gigi’s three sizes are 35-25-35 inches (or 89-63.5-89 cm). Her bra size is 32c while the shoe size is 39 in European measures. Gigi’s dress size is 36.


Gigi Hadid in a bikini. Source: Youtube

Gigi Hadid Abortion Attitude

A beautiful model is not afraid to speak up her mind on social media. Recently she posted about abortion on her Instagram and Twitter, defending women’s rights in deciding about their pregnancies in early stages, believing that “every child deserves love and stability.”

Nationality and Ethnicity

Gigi Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles, California, United States of America. In regards to her nationality, Gigi Hadid is American. Her father, Mohamed Anwar Hadid is a Palestinian Muslim born in Nazareth, and her mother Yolanda is of Dutch origin. Although she doesn’t speak much about her religion, it appears that she is Muslim, but not really religious.

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Born:,April 24th in 1995
Net Worth:,$19 million
Salary:,$9 million in 2019
Hair Color:,Blonde
Eye Color:,Blue
Height:,5 ft 10 (or 178cm)
Weight:,128 pounds (or 58kg)
Married to:,No
Affair with:,No
Birth Sign:,Taurus

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