Gigi Hadid: biography
Jelena Noura Hadid is known to the public under her short name - Gigi Hadid. She is an American model and actress of song videos. She is one of the girls of the famous Victoria's Secret lingerie brand and the face of some well-known companies. In 2016 the authoritative British Fashion Association entitled the girl the best model of the world. Besides, the social network Instagram called Gigi Hadid the sexiest model.
Gigi Hadid was born on the 23rd of April, 1995 in the heart of California, in Los Angeles. The girl has Jordanian and Dutch roots. The girl’s father is a construction magnate Mohamed Hadid whose company possesses some of the most expensive American hotels. He is Jordanian though he was born in Nazareth. Gigi's mother Yolanda Van den Herrick has Dutch origin. Earlier she also was a high-quality model and later became the star of TV series "The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills". The girl has a brother and a sister.
It’s noteworthy that all three children, Anwar, Bella and Gigi Hadid, have followed in the footsteps of their mother and have chosen the career in the model business. When little Jelena turned five, her parents divorced. Today the ex-spouses have good relations. Her mother got married for the second time to the famous music producer David Foster who cooperated with such celebrities as John Lennon, Michael Jackson, Barbra Streisand. Moreover, he won Grammy Awards fourteen times.
At the end of 2015, Yolanda and David separated. Three years earlier the woman was diagnosed with Lyme's disease which proceeded in the hard form. The spouse supported his wife, but later their relations cracked, and in 2017 the couple divorced. Yolanda has changed her surname back to Hadid. Her children have the same name. At present, the former model struggles against her illness and leads social activities against this disease. The same year 2017 she released the book under the title "Believe Me: My Battle with the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease".
Gigi Hadid was studying at Malibu High School. Here alongside with her studies, she dedicated a lot of time to the sport. The girl became the captain of the volleyball team and was a skilled equestrian. After receiving the school-leaving certificate, Hadid relocated to New York and entered The New School local university where she studies till present time. The girl studies on the faculty of Judicial Psychology.
Gigi Hadid’s career began to take off when she was a two-year-old baby. Already at this tender age, the girl was advertising outfits from Baby Guess clothing collection. But when it was time to enter the school, her parents have insisted that their daughter should focus on her education. That's why she took a break in her modeling career. At the age of 17, Gigi returned to the model business and concluded the contract with one of the best model agencies - "IMG Models".
Gigi was a face of Guess, Maybelline, Chanel, Max Mara, Tommy Hilfiger brands and other brands. Since December of 2015, she debuted in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. Also, the girl tried herself as a model during New York Fashion Week. Her tall height allowed her to take part in these fashion displays. The pictures of Gigi Hadid appeared on the covers of the following glossy magazines - "Vogue", "Elle", "Cleo", "Galore". The girl took part in the shooting for Pirelli advertising calendar.
Adriana Lima, Natalia Vodianova and nine more remarkable models from all over the world took part together with her in this shooting. Moreover, Hadid repeatedly appeared in song videos as an actress. The video for the song of Calvin Harris "How Deep Is Your Love" with her participation became famous. Besides, the girl worked together with Zayn Malik, Taylor Swift, "Jonas Brothers" band, Miguel, Cody Simpson and other singers.
In March of 2015, Gigi Hadid took part in the advertising campaign of the Brazilian brand - Rosa Cha brand. Together with her involved Emily Didonato, Barbara Palvin and Lottie Moss participated in the shootings together with Gigi.
In August 2016 there appeared the news that Gigi Hadid would produce and release the fashion clothing line in a duet with the fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger. The celebrities began to cooperate in 2015. At that time Hadid sisters represented Tommy’s clothes through the director was against their candidatures. But Hilfiger has supported the models. As a result, Gigi’s work on the podium has reached the design sphere.
Gigi Hadid’s name is somewhat authoritative in the society. Therefore, nothing is surprising that the girl attracts the attention of so many young people. The girl had relations with the British actor Daniel Sharman, American singer Nick Jonas and Patrick Uretz who isn't a public person. Though, these relations haven't lasted for long. The model had a long-lasting relationship with the Australian singer Cody Simpson: young people were meeting each other for two years.
After the break-up with Cody the British racing driver Lewis Hamilton appeared in the personal life of Gigi Hadid. Later, she had a relationship with her ex-boyfriend's brother – Joe Jonas. By the way, both Gigi’s beloved, Joe and Nick, perform together in one pop and under the name of "Jonas Brothers". The former vocalist of the popular band "One Direction" - Zayn Malik became the latest boyfriend of the gorgeous model. They began their love affair in November 2015. The stars met each other at the birthday of the model Kendall Jenner.
By rumor, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik have parted, but the stars haven't commented on this information. That’s why officially they still are a couple.
In 2016 the girl found herself in the epicenter of the scandal. At that time Jelena became the host of American Music Awards ceremony. Here Gigi has dared to parody the U.S. future first lady - Melania Trump. During her performance, the model demonstrated the Slavic accent of Donald Trump’s wife and hinted at the poor education of the woman. Even though Gigi Hadid’s parody was quite recognizable, in general, the public was outraged by such acts of the young model towards the woman who was elder than she. The press didn’t manage to know who Melania Trump had reacted to Gigi's behavior. Nevertheless, the girl has publicly apologized to her.
The same year there appeared the news that the musician had proposed to his beloved, but the girl refused to him. Gigi wasn't ready to take such a severe step and didn't want to hurry.
In 2017 the web was covered by information that the model was pregnant with the child of Zayn Malik. The reason for this was her mother's comment under the photo of Hadid on Instagram. One of the websites even cited Yolanda: "I’ll be proud to become a grandmother in the nearest eight months. Life is surprising". But later the woman stated that her daughter wasn't expecting a baby, and if it had been so, she would be the first to learn about this. The fans of the couple decided that this rumor was a prank, or the comment was fake, or Gigi was pregnant and was concealing it. Anyway, the couple still doesn't have children.
In March 2018 there appeared information that Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik separated. Busy working schedules of both celebrities became the cause of their parting because it didn't allow the couple to develop their love affair. It was their mutual decision. They left friends and support each other.
However, in a month paparazzi captured young people kissing each other on the street in New York. The "investigators" haven’t stopped on this and continued to follow the loving couple. Next day they took a photo of Gigi when she was entering her apartments. Sometime later her lover Malik joined her. In June the couple officially announced their reconciliation.
Millions of admirers are observing Gigi Hadid’s life and career in the social network of Instagram. Once the model posted her photo without make-up in her microblog. The users of the social system have stated that the model looks like a schoolgirl without a make-up.
In 2015, after Gigi's participation in Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, makeup artists had noticed that the public was looking only at the beautiful eyebrows of Gigi Hadid. The experts are sure about the fact that this great curve of eyebrows is the future of visage art.
Moreover, the admirers of the model note her gorgeous figure (being 178 cm tall, she weighs 57 kilos; the parameters of Gigi Hadid’s body: the volume of the breast is 86 cm, the waist is 64 cm, the hips are 89 cm, her shoe size is 39, and she has green-blue eyes) and angelic appearance. However, the same experts are sure about the fact that the model had had plastic surgery. According to the surgeons, the model had had plastic surgery on her forehead, facial oval, and lips.
Gigi Hadid is a model who has moles from head to toe. Moreover, the editors of the glossy magazines don't leave these "defects", and paint them over in the Photoshop.
In one of the interviews Gigi’s sister, Bella said that she was proud to be Muslim. And what about Jelena, once she spoke about her family religion and told that they were Catholics.
Also, Bella has noted once that the public loved her sister for her beautiful appearance, but not many people knew that Gigi had a cheerful character. To top it all off, the girl is frank.
In 2017 the experts have observed the beauty-evolution of Gigi Hadid’s style. They have noticed that during the teenage years the girl had chubby cheeks and long hair. Later the model began to apply more cosmetics on her face: bright lipstick, false eyelashes, luminizer. In 2015 Gigi had an experiment with a fake "bob" hairstyle. By the way, the edition which was researching the model’s style came to conclusions that the model hadn’t had any plastic surgery.
It’s noteworthy that such a young model Gigi Hadid has wealth amounted to $9,5 million. She earns one and a half times more than her sister Bella.
Gigi Hadid at present
In March 2017 the "angel" of Victoria's Secret appeared on the cover of the first edition of Arab "Vogue". The girl was happy with such honor and shared her flow of emotions on Instagram. The magazine appeared on the market since the 5th of March in English and Arabic languages.
In December the model performed for Advent-calendar for "Love" magazine. At the same time, the scandal burst out around her. The fans of the star didn’t like the look of the model’s armpits: it was possible to notice the hair on them. Some people have seen a body-positive message in this video. The girl herself hasn’t commented on this.
In February 2018 Gigi Hadid confessed that she had Hashimoto's disease. This thyroid disease influences the endocrine system and can is very difficult in treatment.
The model told about her disease in response to the criticism. The girl said that she was tired of attacks and objections that she had lost her weight, had anorexia and drug addiction. As a result, Gigi has made a point in this question on Twitter. Nobody knows when Hadid got her diagnosis of this illness. In the same post, the celebrity shared her story about long-lasting treatment and medical diagnostic.
We also know that except for Gigi's mother who has Lyme's disease, Bella Hadid and her brother Anwar also suffer from the same illness. Jelena tries to monitor her health: she eats appropriately, doesn't smoke and goes in for sports.
In May Gigi Hadid got to the cover of "Vogue Italia" magazine together with Justin Martin. The stars were posing for Steven Klein. The make-up artists applied several layers of the bronzer on the bodies of the models. Web users called this effect a "blackface". As a result, the public criticized Jelena sharply: people considered this picture racist.
Hadid didn't stay silent and answered that she wasn't responsible for the shooting process. By the words of the model, the light bronzer is one of the artistic touches used by the photographer during long years. At the same time, the girl apologized to her fans and said that such situation would be a lesson to the editors and the magazines in the future.
In June Gigi took part in the advertising campaign ordered by the famous Reebok brand. The model has demonstrated her professional skills in the art of transformations: the model embodied the boxer in the picture. The admirers of the model noted she looked as if she was practicing box for long years.
- 2012 – "Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"
- 2012 – "Virgin Eyes"
- 2015 – "Those Wrecked by Success"