Bikini Model Gigi Hadid
Who is bikini model Gigi Hadid? Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid is an American television personality and fashion model born to Yolanda Hadid and Mohamed Hadid. Her father is a real-estate developer and her mother is a former model, so no surprise that Gigi Hadid became a successful bikini model. In 2014, Sports Illustrated named Gigi one of the 12 rookies in the magazine’s yearly swimsuit issue. Further, Gigi has made an appearance on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, a reality television series where her mother has starred since the show’s third season in 2012.
Bikini Model Gigi Hadid grew up Los Angeles and has one younger brother, Anwar and a younger sister, Bella. Bella also works as a bikini model and the two of them have worked together on several modeling appearances. After the divorce of their parents, their mother married David Foster. Gigi has 5 stepsisters from her stepfather. On her father’s side, she has 2 older half-sisters, Alama and Marielle.
Gigi Hadid graduated from Malibu High School in 2013. She was a competitive horseback rider and the varsity volleyball team’s captain. She lived in New York City after high school to focus on her modeling career and studies. Gigi attended The New School in fall 2013.
Bikini Model Gigi Hadid, When Did Everything Start?
Bikini Model Gigi Hadid was discovered by Guess’ Paul Marciano. She was only two years old at the time! Gigi began modeling with Baby Guess before stopping to focus on her studies. She eventually continued her modeling career and in 2011 signed with IMG Models. She continued working with Paul Marciano and became a Guess campaign’s face in 2012. As an adult, Gigi completed 3 campaigns with Guess. Gigi had walked for various designers including Michael Kors, Max Mara, Marc Jacobs, Jean Paul Gaultier and Chanel.
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Gigi walked for Desigual’s show in February 2014, marking her debut in New York Fashion Week. She has graced various magazine covers including Teen Vogue, Elle Canada, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, Vogue and Schön! She was on the cover of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book and on Galore magazine. Aside from bikini modelling for Sports illustrated, Gigi also has shot editorials for Paper magazine, Vogue, Elle, VMAN, Cleo and Grazia.
She played the love interest of Cody Simpson in the Australian singer’s music video for the song Surfboard that was released on the 14th of April 2014. Gigi was also singer Miguel’s love interest in his video for the song Simplethings, which was released on the 29th of May 2014. She starred in Calvin Harris’ video for How Deep Is Your Love, which was released on the 6th of August 2015. Gigi was also the co-director for DNCE’s Cake by the Ocean video. In January 2016, she starred in the Zayn Malik’s video for Pillowtalk.
She starred together with model and actor Patrick Schwarzenegger in the Eyewear Autumn/Winter Campaign launched by Tom Ford on the 15th of July 2014. Gigi was also a co-host in the Fashion Media Awards that was conducted in New York City on September 5th, 2014. She became a brand ambassador of Maybelline in January 2015. She appeared in Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in December 2015.
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