Gigi Hadid was born Jelena Noura Hadid to real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and former model Yolanda Hadid. After being discovered by designer Paul Marciano, Gigi began modeling at 2 years old for Baby Guess. (Her siblings Bella and Anwar are also models, and she has two half-sisters, Marielle and Alana.)
Gigi signed with IMG Models in 2011. She continued to work with Marciano before she was chosen as the face of a Guess campaign in 2012. She has been on several magazine covers since, including Vogue, Teen Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Sports Illustrated, Vanity Fair and Galore Magazine.
Gigi made her New York Fashion Week runway debut in February 2014, walking in Desigual’s show, and went on to walk in shows for Marc Jacobs, Versace, Elie Saab, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, MaxMara and Giambattista Valli.
In December 2015, Gigi modeled in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for the first time, returning in 2016 and 2018. As the face of Tommy Hilfiger, she codesigned a collection called Tommy x Gigi which was shown on the runway during the brand’s fall 2016 New York Fashion Week presentation.
Gigi dated singer Cody Simpson in 2013, but they called it quits in 2015. Later that year, she was briefly linked to Joe Jonas. She began dating Zayn Malik a few weeks after splitting from Jonas, and the couple were together on and off from 2015 to 2021.
Us confirmed in April 2020 that Gigi was pregnant with her and Malik’s first baby. Their daughter, Khai, arrived in September 2020. Us confirmed in October 2021 that the pair had parted ways for good after a domestic dispute between Malik and Gigi’s mother.