Unless you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, there’s a good chance you know who Gigi Hadid is. The gorgeous California girl came seemingly out of nowhere, and soon was followed by paparazzi everywhere as she jetted around town with her famous, beautiful friends looking impossibly, effortlessly gorgeous. While she was raised in Beverly Hills – you’ll even be able to spot her in a few episodes of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, on which her mother, Yolanda Hadid (formerly Foster), is a cast member – she’s been making waves in New York, Paris, and more as a successful model recently.
Her unique look is captivating audiences around the world, and her fun personality is earning her fair share of social media followers – and things are just getting started for her! Hadid is entering the entertainment industry at a time when the Kylie and Kendalls of the world are making social media stardom a thing – and while Hadid has done her fair share of high fashion modelling, most of her fans follow her social media accounts to see what the gorgeous blonde is up to on an everyday basis.
Want to get to know more about Gigi Hadid, the modelling world’s newest rising star? Here are 15 things you may not have known about her.
15 Her real name isn’t Gigi – it’s Jelena
14 She started modelling at a very young age
13 She’s quite the athlete
12 She studies criminal psychology
11 She uses inexpensive cosmetics from CVS
10 She loves black leggings
9 She’s not afraid of junk food
8 Her father is a real estate tycoon
7 She has a bit of a thing for singers
6 She’s all about the sister love
5 She has ties to the Jenner family
4 She’s a bit of a homebody
3 She moved across the country to pursue her dream
2 She’s Dutch and Palestinian
1 She still gets stage fright
While they’re essentially performers in front of the camera, just as actresses are, models have more in common with theatrical performers than actresses who do the bulk of their work in film or television. When you’re performing in something that’s being filmed, you know you have several takes to get things right. When you’re performing live, whether it’s on stage for a Broadway play or strutting your stuff down the catwalk during a fashion show, there is no way to re-do something if you mess it up. You have one chance to get things right. Considering that, it makes sense that Hadid finds herself a little bit apprehensive before she steps out into the blinding lights of the catwalk. As she told Status Magazine, “I’m always nervous for every show I walk.” Well, we’d be nervous stepping out on the catwalk in front of tons of important fashion industry insiders and celebrities as well!
Sources: Vogue.com, Heavy.com, MuchMusic.com
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