Biography of Gigi HadidGigi Hadid is a famous American model, the «angel» of Victoria's Secret, the ambassador of the cosmetic brand Maybelline. In 2016, she was titled as the international model of the year by the British Fashion Council.
Childhood and familyGigi (Jelena Noura) Hadid was born on April 23, 1995, in Los Angeles, in the family of businessman Mohamed Hadid and ex-model Yolanda Hadid (née van der Herik). The mother of the girl has Dutch roots; the father is a Palestinian. The younger sister Bella and brother Anwar also work in the modeling.
Hadid began her career in the world of fashion when she was two years old. The baby Gigi was noticed by Paul Marciano, designer, and co-founder of the Guess brand. For several years, until she went to school, Gigi was posing for the Baby Guess line.
For a long time, she did not take part in shooting and she led the life of an ordinary school girl. At the Malibu school, which she graduated in 2013, Gigi was the captain of the volleyball team and she was actively involved in horse riding. For some time, the girl even dreamed of a professional sports career and even was a member of the Youth Olympic team in volleyball.
After graduation, the girl moved to New York and began studying criminal psychology at the private university called The New School. However, pretty soon Hadid dropped her studies and completely focused on the modeling busines
Career of a modelIn 2011, Hadid returned to the modeling business, continuing to work with Marciano. A year later the girl became the face of Guess.
In the winter of 2014, shortly after signing a contract with the agency IMG Models, Gigi first took part in the Fashion Week in New York, presenting the clothes of the collection of the brand Desigual. In the same month, the girl first appeared on the cover of the famous edition of the CR Fashion Book.
In the summer of 2014, Hadid along with Patrick Schwarzenegger (the eldest son of Arnold Schwarzenegger) appeared in the autumn-winter advertising campaign for glasses by designer Tom Ford. Also, Gigi shot in advertising of perfume Velvet Orchard Fragrance from Tom Ford.
Gigi Hadid: backstage
In 2015, Gigi appeared in the annual calendar Pirelli and became the ambassador of the brand Maybelline. By February 2015, Hadid was the first model in history, which appeared on the cover of CR Fashion Book twice. By May of the same year, Gigi had managed to participate in fashion shows of the collections of Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Max Mara and other famous brands, and in December the girl first came to the podium of Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Subsequently, Hadid appeared on the covers and pages of such well-known magazines as Vogue (USA, Paris, Italy, Great Britain, Japan, Spain, Germany, Italy, China, etc.), Schön! (United Kingdom), Numéro (France), Allure (USA), W Magazine (USA) and Teen Vogue (USA), etc. Hadid also appeared in several advertising campaigns of Guess, Versace, Balmain, Topshop and Stuart Weitzman.
In early 2016, Gigi became the world ambassador for the Tommy Hilfiger brand, appearing in the advertising campaigns of underwear, clothes, and perfume. Together with Tommy Hilfiger, the girl developed a capsule collection called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger.
In October 2016, Hadid together with designer Stuart Weizmann released a collection of shoes called Gigi Boot and became the ambassador of the Reebok brand, presenting the #PerfectNever campaign.
In December 2016, Gigi first performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show with «wings». In the same month, she was awarded as the International Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards ceremony.
Gigi Hadid in Reebok #PerfectNever Revolution
In 2017, Hadid appeared on the four March covers of Vogue in the US, UK, China and the first edition of Vogue Arabia. The girl also appeared on the covers of other fashion magazines and participated in numerous shows in the world's fashion capitals.
At the third annual Fashion Los Angeles Awards, held by The Daily Front Row, Hadid was awarded for Best Design Debut for her joint collection with Hilfiger.
Personal life Gigi HadidFrom November 2013 to May 2015, Gigi was in a relationship with musician Cody Simpson.
The girl began to date with Zayn Malik after a breakup with an Australian. Zane is a former member of the British boys’ band One Direction. In May 2016, the pair appeared on a centerfold from the magazine Vogue. In December of the same year, the couple presented a video for the song Pillowtalk. After this, all the talk that they were «just friends» were finally stopped.
In 2018 Zane and Gigi told about breaking up, but later, in the beginning of 2020, they reunioned.
Zayn Malik – Pillowtalk
In 2014, Gigi said that she suffers from an autoimmune thyroiditis, a chronic thyroid disease.
Gigi Hadid NowIn 2018 Gigi appeared in "Ocean's Eight", the "female reboot" of "Ocean's Eleven" with a cameo.
In February 2019 she presented a fashion collaboration with Reebok. It's a sportwear with a very rich color palette.
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