Updated: November 28, 2023
Gig Hadid has gained popularity in the entire world for a number of things including; being a supermodel, Taylor Swift’s girl’s squad, the face of Maybelline Victoria secret’s pink model. You can easily tell that she is famous from the influence she has on social media. You will hear most celebrities throw parties for hitting one million followers on Instagram. Hadid did that probably a very long time ago; believe it or not, she now has over 28 million followers on Instagram only. You would be still underestimating her if you said she is popular; there must be another term for more emphasis.
So, what would Gigi be if she was not a fashion model? Keep reading to learn some fun facts that you did not know about your fashion idol,
1. Her real name
She is famous by the name Gigi Hadid. It would come as a surprise to many people that her real name is Jelena Noura Hadid. Her mother Yolanda who was a top model in California gave her the nickname Gigi which apparently stuck over the years.
2. Gigi Hadid was already a model at 2 years old
Most people might think that Gigi started her modeling career at 17 years when she signed in with IMG Models. The truth is, at only 2 years old, Paul Maritiano noticed Gigi’s passion and potential to be a model. Not so long after this when she modeled for the Baby Guess campaign.
3. She starred on a reality TV show
Gigi was already a star even before she became the world’s fashion icon. Way before Gigi Hadid went to New York to pursue her modeling career; she starred in The “Real House Wives of Beverly Hills”. Her mother Yolanda was casting in this reality TV show which flaunted the luxurious daily lives of the housewives of Beverly Hills.
4. What would she be if she was not a model?
Before her busy schedule for modeling took over, Gigi Hadid was studying psycho-criminology at the New York University. However, after some time, Gigi chose to leave her studies to focus on her modeling career. Looking at the current successful Gigi, you must agree that this sacrifice was worthwhile.
5. Hadid has starred in seven music videos
Modelling alone is not enough for Gigi; you will spot her in several music videos such as Bad blood by Taylor Swift, How deep is your love by Calvin Harris and Pillowtalk by Zayn, only to mention a few.
6. She loves cooking
Those who follow Gigi Hadid on Instagram can testify that she has a passion for cooking. Who would have a favorite recipe if they do not cook? If you go to Gigi’s Instagram page, you will find some of her favorite recipes that she has shared with her followers. Away from her Instagram recipes, Gigi also participated in a cooking show known as Master Chef.
7. She participated in sports when she was younger
If she wanted, she could have been a high-level athlete. During her high school term in Malibu, Gigi Hadid used to play volleyball in the Junior Olympics. Gigi and her younger sister Bella used to participate in high-level horse riding.
8. She has Hashimoto’s disease
Looking at Gigi Hadid, you would think that she is the healthiest model you will ever see. Surprisingly and sad enough, she has a type of thyroid disease known as Hashimoto. In an interview, Hadid explained that the thyroid disease has been affecting her metabolism for almost two years now. She also admitted that she did not want to lose any more weight and that all she wants at the moment is to have a perkier butt. See? Other than being in the headlines, there is still a lot going on in Gigi Hadid’s life.
9. Kendall is her BFF
Anyone who knows Gigi must know Kendall; rarely will you find either of them in any celebrity news or women fashion’s magazine without the other. Kendall and Gigi are much more than BFFs, and the truth will leave you shocked. These two are more like family since Gigi shares a step-father with Kendall’s half-brother.
10. She has passion for boxing
When she is not in the runway, you are most likely to find her in some sexy boxing gear kicking some ass. Think twice before challenging her into a fight because there is a high chance she will beat you. For your information, she really looks nice in boxing gear.
11. She is a horrible dancer
If you are looking for a pretender, be sure it will not be Gigi Hadid. You will find two left feet people who would never admit that they are horrible dancers. That is not the case with Gigi as she has come out clean that she is an awful dancer. This comes with high confidence and honesty since everyone likes to be taken as a good dancer even if they are not. At least now you know there is something that this supermodel sucks at.
12. Gigi Hadid dreams to have her cooking show
Everyone has a dream; why would a supermodel like Gigi Hadid not have one too? It would be nice if you do not judge Gigi for her high appetite for Mc Donald’s burgers; she is only human. She mentioned in an interview with Vogue Australia that she would love to own a talk or cooking show some day.
As mentioned above, Gigi Hadid is more than just a top fashion model with millions of followers on social media. However, for you to notice this, you have to see her as an individual and not just a celebrity.