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 TV series The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, in which her mother Yolanda Foster has starred since season three in 2012.
Hadid was born and raised in Los Angeles, the daughter of real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Foster. Her mother is Dutch and her father is Palestinian. 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.