Gigi Hadid? Of course, you know her. In case you don’t, you will soon find out who she is in the fashion industry. For starters, Gigi Hadid is a globally acclaimed American model who has appeared on the cover page of many reputed fashion magazines and has walked the ramp in various fashion shows. However, this is just the beginning.
There are so many things about Gigi Hadid that should be known to the world. The facts I am going to talk about in this article will give you an idea of who she is and how she became what she is. With this note, it is time to check out 7 things about her.
- Her Real Name
Yes, you read it right. It should not surprise you, though, that Gigi Hadid has a different real name because it is quite common in the entertainment industry to use different professional names. However, Gigi Hadid’s ‘Gigi’ has a familial touch.
The real name of the supermodel is Jelena Noura Hadid. It was her mother who gave her the nickname ‘Gigi’, and you know what happened next.
- Riding Horses and Playing Volleyball
Gigi Hadid is not just a fabulous model; she has also been active in the field of horseback riding and volleyball. When she was younger, she used to engage in competitive equestrian acts and play volleyball. She even went for Junior Olympics qualifiers in the field of volleyball.
- From The Very Beginning, She Was A Model
Gigi Hadid had it in her ever since she was a young child. She started modelling when she was barely 4, and you might not believe it but she modelled for Baby Guess. All thanks to her model mother who was close to the Guess founder Paul Marciano, Gigi had a mind-blowing start to her modelling career.
When she reached her teens, her mother wanted her to enjoy school life so she stopped modelling for a while only to return with a bang.
- She Can Cook Real Good
If you can impress Gordon Ramsay with your cooking, then you have got to be really good. Gigi Hadid is an impressive cook who loves what she does. You can find her posting pictures of self-cooked food of all kinds on social media.
Just in case you have any doubts, I highly recommend you to check out Celebrity Master Chef 2016, which she won.
- Her Relationship With Zayn Was A Much-Talked about One
Gigi Hadid’s private life took a turn when she started dating Zayn Malik from the One Direction fame in the year 2015. They were quite in love and everyone rooted for them. The couple appeared in the music video of the debut solo single of Zayn and amassed a lot of attention. However, sadly for many fans, the couple broke up in 2018.
- Diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease
In the year 2014, Gigi Hadid made a major reveal about her health stating that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease. For readers who do not know what that is, it is a form of thyroid disease which results in the development of hypothyroidism, weight gain, lethargy, and depression.
Gigi Hadid is a fighter and has been battling the disease for quite some time now. You can tell how much hard work she had put on herself to keep herself fit and gorgeous which she is.
- Her Family
She comes from an influential family. Her mother, Yolanda Hadid is a former model and her father is a Jordanian-American businessman having Palestinian origin. Her parents separated in the year 2000 after 6 years of marriage.
Her siblings, Bella Hadid and Anwar Hadid, are well-established models both of whom have been signed by the famous IMG Models. She, also, has two half-sisters from her father’s first marriage. One of them is Alana Hadid who is a well-known stylist and personal buyer and the other one is Marielle Hadid, who is the owner of the Hadid Eyewear.
Well, talk about coming from a family as capable as hers! But, despite her influential family background, Gigi Hadid is at the top because she did all there is to be where she is.
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