Gigi Hadid is an American fashion model of Palestinian and Dutch descent. She is most known for her modeling work for Guess, her romance with singer Cody Simpson, and her friendship with a fellow model Kendall Jenner.
Before being a model
There wasn’t a before being a model for Gigi as she was modeling for Baby Guess when she was as young as two years old when she was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess. She did take a break from modeling for school but went back to it back in 2011 when she signed with IMG Models and became a face of Guess in 2012.
Her first runway show took place in February 2014 when she walked for Desigual. Then came the magazine covers and much faster than we see in a typical modeling career. She graced Teen Vogue, Schon, Elle Canada, Harper’s Bazaar Malaysia, and Vogue Spain, Brazil, Australia, and Netherlands in 2015 alone. Besides she was put in various other publications including W Magazine, Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book, Love Magazine, Grazia, Cleo, and many others. She and sister Bella shot a V Magazine cover together as well as posed for Balmain Fall 2015 ad campaign.
The sister dynamic as well as close friendship with Kendall Jenner only fueled her career. Gigi posed for Sports Illustrated and was signed to model VS Pink. One of her biggest modeling moments was a spot at 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show that she walked alongside Jenner.
Hadid has drawn criticism about her weight as well as her walk.
Gigi Hadid’s biggest and most publicized romance was with the Australian singer songwriter Cody Simpson. The pair even shot two music videos together, although it seems Gigi’s hobby to star in friends’ and significant others’ videos. She appeared in Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood, Calvin Harris’ How Deep Is Your Love, and latest boyriend’s Zayn Malik’s video for Pillowtalk.
After finishing high school Gigi moved to New York to work as a model and study at The New School in 2013. Her hobbies at school included competitive horseback riding and volleyball (she was the varsity volleyball team captain).
She has two siblings from her parents’ marriage, a younger sister Bella who is also a model, and a younger brother Anwar who also signed with IMG Models earlier this year.