Gigi Hadid is a 24-year-old American model who has appeared on the covers of international Vogue magazine 35 times and received the name of the International Model of the Year in 2016. Let’s look at some facts about this young talent:
1. She has been a model almost since her birthday
At the age of two, Hadid started her modeling career. Firstly, she was discovered by the co-founder of Guess, Paul Marciano, who is a friend of her mother. Gigi worked with Baby Guess and later stopped to focus on her studying.
2. Gigi is fond of psychology
Hadid was always interested in psychology, so she applied for The New School in New York in 2013. Actually, Gigi wanted to become a psycho-criminologist, and that was her original plan, but she left her university because of her busy modeling schedule. By the way, Hadid turned out to be the first person from her mother’s side of the family who went to college.
3. Her slogan is, "eat clean to stay fit - have a burger to stay sane."
Besides psychology, Gigi adores cooking. She shares her secret recipes on the Instagram page, and she even won in the cooking show Celebrity MasterChef in 2016. Some of the model's favorite homemade food are peach crumble and homemade guacamole.
4. Hadid contributed to Lena Dunham's newsletter
In 2016, Vitalii Sediuk, the Ukrainian former media reporter who harasses various celebrities, assaulted Gigi after a show during Milan Fashion Week. The model did not get confused and defended herself. Later, she recalled the memories about that incident in the Lenny newsletter, a platform created by the feminist Lena Dunham.
5. She also stands behind the camera sometimes
6. Modeling seems Gigi’s family business
Not only Hadid’s siblings, Bella and Anwar, work in the modeling industry. Their mother, Yolanda Hadid, started her career as a model before all of them were born. Yolanda is not only a former model now, but she also starred in the famous television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
7. Hadid and Kendall Jenner have complicated family connection
It can be difficult to understand, but there is a long line of family relations that connect Gigi with Kendall, not only as friends. Gigi’s mom Yolanda was married to the producer David Foster who was previously a husband of Linda Thompson. Linda was married to Bruce Jenner with whom she had two sons, Brandon Jenner and Brody Jenner. So Gigi’s former stepfather was also the stepfather of Jenner’s half-brothers.
8. She appeared in seven music videos
It is not surprising that such a charming model stars in the videos of various artists, including her former boyfriend ZAYN and Taylor Swift, who still keeps in touch with Hadid.
9. Although Gigi does not mind to eat a burger, she always has healthy breakfast
Considering breakfast as the most significant meal of the day, the model prefers to eat scrambled eggs and toast, which is fast and easy to make. Eggs contain lots of protein, so it helps Gigi to keep her energy for the whole day.
10. She suffers from Hashimoto's disease
In 2014, Hadid was diagnosed with Hashimoto's thyroiditis. This chronic disease affects a person's weight. When Gigi’s modeling career just started, her body type shocked people in this industry because she was “not as tall as the other girls, she's not quite as thin." Later, Hadid found out that her disease always was the main reason for her weight. Anyway, the model always says that she loves her body, and her fans love it too!