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Gigi Hadid’s Early Life
Gigi Hadid, whose real name is Jelena Nora Hadid, was born on April 23, 1995, in Los Angeles, USA. Her father, Mohamed Hadid, builds houses, and her mother, Yolanda Hadid, used to be a model.
Through her father, she is a descendant of the Arab ruler Daher al Umar, who ruled northern Palestine in the 18th century. He has a younger sister named Bela and a younger brother named Anwar, both of whom are also models.
His parents divorced in 2000, after which his mother married Canadian musician, songwriter and record producer David Foster. Through him, Gigi Hadid also has five half-sisters.
She graduated from Malibu High School in California in 2013. Gigi Hadid had a keen interest in sports, participating in activities such as volleyball and horse riding.
Later, Gigi Hadid moved to New York to pursue her higher education as well as a career in modeling. Although she initially began studying criminal psychology at The New School, a private research university in Lower Manhattan, New York City, she put her studies on hold in 2013 to focus more on her modeling career.
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Gigi Hadid’s Career
Gigi Hadid started her modeling journey with Guess Clothing, a famous American fashion brand. She was just two years old when she first appeared with Guess for their first campaign. He started working with her again in 2011 and the following year, 2012, she became the face of one of his campaigns.
She also played various roles in the popular television show called “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”. Premiere on October 14, 2010, the reality TV series revolves around the personal and professional lives of several women in Beverly Hills, California.
Gigi has graced several magazine covers and also featured in popular music videos. In 2016, she appeared on the American cooking reality show called “MasterChef”. The show is widely popular across the United States and is based on a British series of the same name.
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Gigi Hadid’s TV appearances and music video breakthroughs
Gigi Hadid’s appearance on the 2012 reality show ‘The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ is a standout moment in her television career. The show highlights the lives of women in Beverly Hills, California and is the sixth installment of ‘The Real Housewives’ franchise.
She also gained significant recognition in the music world by starring in the music video for Taylor Swift’s song ‘Bad Blood’. This hit single from the album ‘1989’ topped the charts in various countries. The song focuses on the betrayal of a close friend, although the identity of the friend is unknown.
It has been widely speculated that the song may be about Katy Perry. Despite receiving mixed reviews from critics, Entertainment Weekly considered it one of the best songs on the album. The music video has been viewed billions of times and even won a Grammy Award.
Gigi’s recent achievements include her appearance in British singer Zayn Malik’s popular music video ‘Pilottalk’. The song, released in January 2016 along with its music video, reached number one in both the US and the UK.
While ‘Pilottalk’ received mixed reviews, it remains a notable milestone in Gigi’s journey. The track was co-written by various artists, including Zayn himself.
Gigi Hadid’s award-winning journey in fashion and modeling
In 2015, Gigi Hadid won her first annual Fashion Los Angeles award as ‘Model of the Year’. The next year he received the TRL Award for ‘Best Look’. Also, she received the British Fashion Award for ‘International Model of the Year’ from the British Fashion Council that year.
In 2017, she received her 3rd Annual Fashion Los Angeles Award for ‘Best Design Debut’. Then, in 2018, she won a Teen Choice Award for being the ‘Choice Model’.
Gigi Hadid’s Relationships: Past, Present and Rumors
She has dated Lewis Hamilton, Joe Jonas, and Tyler Cameron. Thereafter, she was in a relationship with singer Zayn Malik from 2015 to 2021. The couple has a daughter named Khai Hadid Malik, born on September 19, 2020. There have been rumors about her relationship with actor Leonardo DiCaprio in 2022.
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