Jelena Noura “Gigi” Hadid was born April 23, 1995, she is an American fashion model. She was born and raised in Los Angeles to real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Hadid (née Van den Herik). Her mother is Dutch, and her father is Palestinian. Hadid has two younger siblings: a sister, Bella, and a brother, Anwar, both of whom are also models. She has two older, paternal half-sisters, Marielle and Alana. 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 her modeling career. Hadid studied criminal psychology at The New School beginning in the fall 2013 but suspended her studies to focus on her modeling career.
In addition to her active social media presence, Hadid recently completed a year of undergraduate studies in forensic psychology.
She announced in May 2018, that she will be working closely with Unicef to help children around the world, on August 25 she went on her first mission with Unicef to visit their programing in Bangladesh. The trip fell on the eve of the one-year anniversary of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
Hadid revealed in 2014 that she was diagnosed with Hashimoto’s disease, and reiterated this in 2016.