Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid (born April 23, 1995) is a 5’10” American fashion model and TV personality. She was named one of 12 rookies in Sports Illustrated′s annual swimsuit issue in 2014. She has also made several appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Hadid signed with IMG Models in 2011. Her modeling career started when she was 2 years old after she was discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess. She started modeling with Baby Guess. Then, she stopped so she could concentrate in school. She eventually got back to modeling, continued working with them, and was named the face of the Guess campaign in 2012. She has done three campaigns with Guess as an adult.
In February 2014, she made her New York Fashion Week debut by modeling at Desigual’s show. She has appeared on magazine covers, including for Schön! Magazine. Vogue Espana, Teen Vogue, and Vogue Australia. Hadid has appeared in magazines such as VMAN, Elle, Grazia, Cleo, Vogue, Sports Illustrated, Paper magazine and Schön! Magazine. In 2012, she was the face of Guess. She was on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book in 2014.
She has appeared in music videos, playing Australian singer Cody Simpson’s love interest in the video for his song “Surfboard” which was released on April 14, 2014. She has also appeared on another music video, playing the love interest of American grammy-winner singer Miguel’s song “Simplethings” which released on May 29, 2014. On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model, Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford’s new Eyewear autumn/winter campaign. She co-hosted the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media awards that was held in New York City on September 5, 2014.
Hadid will appear in the 2015 Pirelli calendar. In January 2015, she was named a Maybelline brand ambassador.