Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid (/həˈdiːd/; born April 23, 1995) is an American fashion model and television personality. She was named one of the 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated’s annual swimsuit issue in 2014. She has also appeared on the reality television series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which her mother Yolanda Foster has starred since the third season in 2012.
Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Foster. Hadid has two younger siblings, Bella, who is also a model, and a brother, Anwar. She has two older half-sisters, Marielle and Alana, on her father’s side and five stepsisters from her stepfather. Following her parents’ divorce, her mother married music producer David Foster. In 2013, Hadid graduated from Malibu High School, where she was captain of the varsity volleyball team as well as a competitive horseback rider.
Following high school, she moved to New York City to focus on her studies and modeling career. Hadid studied at The New School beginning fall 2013.
Hadid is of Dutch and Palestinian ancestry.