Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you have probably heard something about the Hadid family. This super famous and filthy rich family is made up of parents, Yolanda and Mohamed, and their three children, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, and they have been everywhere lately. The matriarch, Yolanda, thrust the family back into the spotlight when she was cast in the reality TV show, The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills, a few years back. As a former Ford model, Yolanda is gorgeous, but her children’s guest roles on the show really made people take notice.
Gigi, 20, and Bella, 19, are the ethereally beautiful daughters of Yolanda and Mohamed, and son Anwar, 16, is a stud in his own right. After being on Yolanda’s show, the modeling careers of the two Hadid girls took off and Anwar has begun dabbling in the fashion world as well. Recently, news of a shocking divorce between Yolanda and her current husband. David Foster, rocked the tabloids and have made the family more relevant than ever.
Here’s a look at the fifteen reasons why the Hadid’s are taking over Hollywood and people just can’t get enough of them.
15. The Hadid Kids Are Stunning
For starters, one of the many reasons the Hadid’s are rapidly taking over Hollywood is thanks to their stunning faces. Talk about perfect, symmetrical facial structures! The three kids of Yolanda and Mohamed Hadid lucked out when it comes to the gene pool. Whether their hair is brown, black, or blonde, Anwar, Bella, and Gigi look absolutely breathtaking. Seriously, looking at them in real life will take your breath away. That’s how beautiful they are. While it sucks you didn’t turn out as attractive as they did, at least you can follow along for the ride and double tap your little heart out to their seductive Instagram posts.
14. Gigi Hadid is a Vicotria’s Secret and Sports Illustrated Model
That’s right. Gigi is not only a Victoria’s Secret model and recently walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in 2015, but she’s also a Sports Illustrated model. A quick Google search will leave you drooling over Gigi’s latest bikini shots for the famous swimsuit issue of the sports magazine.
Seriously, the girl must be even more flawless in person if the two top brands known for hiring the hottest of the hot models want her. At only 20 years old, Gigi is on her way to becoming one of the most famous swimsuit and lingerie models of all time. With her platinum blond locks, dangerously seductive pout, and curves for days, there’s nothing stopping Gigi from becoming the next face of Victoria’s Secret or landing the cover of the next Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue.
13. Their Combined Instagram Followers Total Over 20 Million
The Hadid family is rapidly taking over Hollywood almost as fast as they are taking up the newsfeed on Instagram. This popular family has netted over 20 million followers combined, which is pretty insane. The only family that rivals this follower count is the Kardashian’s, but getting anywhere close to the follower count they boast is a pretty impressive feat on its own.
If you haven’t checked out any of the Hadid’s Instagrams, then you’re definitely missing out. Bella and Gigi tease upcoming modeling ads or features, while Yolanda’s is mostly made up of throwback modeling shots of herself or the impressive feats of her offspring.
12. Gigi Makes Up Half of the Supermodel BFF Duo, Kengi
Gigi and fellow supermodel and best friend, Kendall Jenner, makeup the infamous duo “Kengi.” Recently cemented with matching necklaces, this power friendship is making everyone jealous of their squad goals. Who wouldn’t want to be best friends with Gigi or Kendall? These twenty-somethings live the life of luxury hopping on planes to jet off to the next fashion week they’ve been cast in or simply to vacation on a yacht with their time off. Gigi’s close friendship with Kendall has also helped her amass even more social media followers and helped advance her modeling career. All the best and most important celebrity friendships and relationships get cute-sy monikers and Kengi is about as cute as they come.
11. Bella is Currently Training for the Olympics
Not only is Bella just barely legal, the girl is also rapidly on her way to becoming a supermodel while also training for the Olympics. That’s right, in addition to being stunning, rich, and famous, Bella is working to qualify in horseback riding for the Olympics in 2016.
One thing many fans don’t know about both Bella and Gigi is that they were both serious athletes in school. Bella has been horseback riding ever since the age of three and hopes to fulfill her dream of qualifying to compete with her horse in the 2016 Olympics. As if taking over Hollywood and the modeling world wasn’t enough, Bella is hoping to conquer the entire world by scoring an Olympic medal at the international event. Here’s hoping the most beautiful equestrian ever qualifies this year. If she does, the ratings alone are guaranteed to increase ten-fold.
10. The Drama Never Ends with Mom, Yolanda
The matriarch of the family, Yolanda, is just one of the many stars on “The Real Housewives of Beverley Hills,” and so the drama never really ends. However, real life did just get more dramatic since Yolanda and her current husband, David Foster, are in the midst of a divorce.
The divorce came as a shock to kids Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, as well as the rest of the world considering the couple seemed happily married ever since they got hitched back in 2011. But apparently the couple have been having problems, of which they feel are irreconcilable. It could be a lengthy divorce, which means even more drama for mom, Yolanda. It will definitely guarantee some interesting plot lines on “Real Housewives,” but here’s hoping that Yo gets through it with her head held up high and the support of her famous children.
9. The Entire Hadid Family Supports Good Causes
Though they all may be filthy rich, the Hadid family are easy to support because they always give back to good causes. Recently, Yolanda, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar were all spotted at the Global Lyme Alliance Gala where Yolanda was awarded as an honoree by daughter Gigi. The Hadid’s have been known to donate to Lyme Disease research and have also donated to various other charities and good causes throughout the years. Their openness and philanthropy have made many fans of the family.
8. Bella, Anwar, and Yolanda All Openly Suffer from Lyme Disease
Speaking of Lyme disease, several members of the Hadid family actually suffer from it. Yolanda, Bella, and Anwar have all been diagnosed with the disease and Yolanda has openly voiced what a struggle it has been managing her symptoms while trying to raise three children.
Yolanda most recently got personal, and the entire Hadid family was seen getting emotional, as daughter Gigi recognized her and she accepted her award at the Global Lyme Allegiance Gala. Despite having so many individuals infected with the diseases, there is still a lot of unknown info about the development and transference of Lyme disease, as well as how to best manage symptoms. The Hadid’s openness and frank discussion about how they each deal with the disease is a beacon of hope for many families struggling with the same problems.
7. Bella and Gigi’s Bodies are Unreal
One of the main reasons this family is taking over Hollywood is in large part thanks to the unreal bodies of Gigi and Bella. At only 20 and 19 years old respectively, Gigi and Bella have bodies that just don’t quit. These two young ladies put in long hours at the gym and make sure to eat healthy to maintain their svelte physiques, which can clearly be seen in any number of the high fashion or swimsuit modeling spreads they have done. Gigi’s abs are to die for and her legs literally seem to never stop. Bella may be a bit shorter, but her curves are just as mesmerizing.
6. The Girls Hangout with Hollywood’s Exclusive Inner Circle
One way to take over Hollywood is to become friends with the exclusive members of Hollywood’s inner circle. These are the young starlets, singers, models, and activists that Hollywood can’t get enough of, and Bella and Gigi made sure to do just that.
Gigi met several other famous socialites and models through work, like new bestie Kendall Jenner. Her friendship with pop superstar Taylor Swift helped cement her status as an “It” girl and a definitive member of the inner circle of Hollywood that everyone wants to be a part of. Bella is frequently spotted with Kendall or Kylie Jenner since they’re all from the same area, but is also a friend of Hailey Baldwin’s. Having friends in high, super famous places definitely helps when you’re trying to get a foot in (or through) the door in Hollywood.
5. Bella Hadid Dates Rapper, The Weeknd
For those who don’t know, Bella Hadid dates rapper The Weeknd. Both have had incredibly successful years in terms of their careers in the music and modeling industry respectively and their partnership has helped both reach new levels of fame.
Although exactly when they started dating is a bit suspect, given Bella was most likely underage at the time, the pair have now gone public since Bella is of legal age. Since coming out as a couple, the two have featured each other in numerous sappy, but oh-so-adorable Instagram posts celebrating each other’s greatest achievements and The Weeknd even had his gf, Bella, star in one of his music videos for the song “In The Night.” When your girlfriend is a stunning supermodel, it only makes sense to feature her beautiful face and incredible body in your music videos. This relationship is definitely helping both Bella and her beau, Abel, garner even more success and take over the charts.
4. Gigi Hadid Dates Ex-One Direction Member, Zayn
Don’t let Bella fool you, she’s not the only one dating a heavyweight in Hollywood. Gigi has had her hands full bouncing from relationship to relationship while managing an insane modeling workload, but it seems the supermodel has finally settled down for good this time with ex-One Direction member Zayn Malik.
After failed relationships with Cody Simpson and Joe Jonas, Gigi has finally found a hot boy toy that she can hold on to with Zayn. The two have been hot and heavy for a few months now and Zayn even featured Gigi in his own music video for the song, “Pillowtalk.” Talk about a little friendly sister competition. Who’s music video performance was hotter? Gigi’s or Bella’s? When it comes down to it though, they were both pretty hot. Let’s hope Zayn and The Weeknd decide to feature their stunning girlfriend’s again soon, so we can all celebrate.
3. Gigi was Recently Crowned a Supermodel by Vogue
2015 came to a close with both Gigi and her bestie Kendall being officially crowned “supermodels” by Vogue. Now, for those who are unfamiliar with the modeling world, becoming an official supermodel is the epitome of success. It means more than being just a typical model and cements your status as one of fashion’s “It” girls and icons.
Gigi landed the coveted title based on her numerous high fashion campaigns and editorials, as well as for the numerous runway shows she walked in. She’s clearly fashion’s darling of the moment and designers, photographers, and stylists are clamoring to work with her.
2. Gigi and Sister Bella are All About Body Positivity
While some may find this impossible to believe, there was quite a bit of backlash when Gigi first splashed onto the modeling scene and then again when she was reaching the height of her fame in mid-2015. The backlash came from the fact that Gigi, and fellow models like sister Bella, were too “fat” or “curvy” to be considered real models.
No, you read that correctly. Someone actually called the Hadid sisters fat. Mind boggling to say the least, this isn’t new in a fashion world that focuses only on models sizes 0 or smaller. However, Gigi fought back with the support of her sister and continued to work regardless of what was being said about her figure and the designers and shows that turned her down for being too curvy. She posted an inspirational Instagram where she gave some choice words for the body shamers and thanked all of the designers, photographers, and editors who accepted her and demanded to work with her, full-figured and all. You go, Gigi! Work those curves, girl.
1. The Endorsement Deals, Modeling Gigs, and TV Spots Show No Sign of Stopping
The final reason that the entire Hadid family is taking over Hollywood is because the numerous endorsement deals, modeling gigs, and TV spots literally show no signs of stopping. In fact, in the coming year and years to come, it’s more likely that everyone is about to see much more of the Hadid family in all the various forms of entertainment that Hollywood has to offer.
This famous family is just beginning their ascent to become one of the most famous clans in Hollywood. Even baby Hadid, Anwar, is about to burst onto the scene with a few modeling gigs and projects of his own. Thankfully, the Hadid’s aren’t hard on the eyes, so seeing much more of them will only be a positive thing for everyone.