Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid is known as an American fashion and style model. She is most famous for walking the runway for the biggest designers in the fashion world. She has been selected as the cover girl for top publications like 'Vogue,' 'Teen Vogue,' 'Harper's Bazaar,' 'Elle,' and 'Glamour.'
Gigi Hadid was born in Los Angeles on April 23, 1995. She was brought up in the beach town of Santa Barbara, where horseback riding turned into her first passionate hobby. Modeling was in her blood, however, as her mom, former Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid was a popular Dutch model herself. Her father is Palestinian-American land developer named Mohamed Hadid. She has said her modeling career started when she was around two years of age after she was found by Guess benefactor and family companion Paul Marciano.
After graduation from high school, she moved toward the East Coast in the Fall of 2013 to study criminal psychology research at the New School in New York City. After signing her first official contract with IMG Models that year, her modeling gigs meddled with her class calendar, and she eventually put her examinations on hold to pursue modeling seriously.
Hadid made her New York Fashion Week debut by strolling in Desigual's runway appear in February 2014. She credits French style supervisor Carine Roitfeld for her huge break when she put her on the front of her Spring 2014 CR Fashion Book for Spring.
Hadid had a brief relationship with singer, Cody Simpson which represented her type of always being attracted to musicians. After a separation with Joe Jonas weeks earlier, Hadid started to date former One Direction boy band member, Zayn Malik in November 2015. Malik spoke about their November meeting at a New York City Victoria's Secret party, claiming he was the one who made a move toward the model and asked her out to The Bowery Hotel's eatery, Gemma for their first date.
The couple, who had gone to a few prominent occasions together, including the Met Gala, and London Fashion Week, affirmed news of their separation on Twitter in 2018. Hadid tweeted on her account. "Breakup statements often seem impersonal because there is really no way to put into words what two people experience together over a few years. Not only in the relationship, but in life in general. I’m forever grateful for the love, time, and life lessons that Z and I shared."
Last Modified: Feb 7, 2020