The sexy, young Gigi Hadid has been named as one of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit’s rookies for 2014. Some of you may have seen Gigi before … Read on for the facts on how you may have seen her and why you should keep watching her …
1. Gigi Hadid Is Yolanda Foster’s Daughter
Yolanda Foster is a former model and fully supports her daughter being in the industry as well. In addition, Foster is one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
2. She Rang The New York Stock Exchange Bell This Past Week
On February 13, 2014, Gigi had the opportunity to ring the closing bell at the Stock Exchange in New York City. According to Just Jared Jr.:
The 18-year-old model was joined by fellow Sports Illustrated Swimsuit models Natasha Barnard, Kate Bock, Emily DiDonato, and Emily Ratajkowski for the appearance.
3. Gigi’s Father Is Extremely Wealthy Real Estate Developer Mohamed Hadid
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) January 24, 2014
Mohamed Hadid is Gigi’s successful father. As owner of Hadid Development, his real estate profile reads:
From his beginnings in Washington, D.C. developing and building unique office developments, residential developments and Ritz Carlton Hotels in Washington, New York, Aspen and Houston, Hadid expanded his work to redefine exquisite estates in Aspen, Mexico, and now Beverly Hills.
This $85 million house in Beverly Hills was designed by Mohamed Hadid. The house is known as "La Belvedere." pic.twitter.com/88m0ZMrc7c
— Wish I Had A (@WishYouHad) June 10, 2013
Mohamed’s net worth is said to be $100 million, according to Born Rich. And, for anyone who has watched RHOBH, you’ve seen Mohamed’s insanely luxurious home. Though he is wealthy today, he came from humble beginnings, having immigrated with his family from Palestine.
Gigi and her father have a great relationship.
— Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) February 14, 2014
4. Cody Simpson Is Her Boyfriend
— giiiigiiiiii (@gigiandbellaxo) February 14, 2014
In an interview with Just Jared Jr., singer Cody Simpson opened up about not being able to spend Valentine’s Day with his girlfriend Gigi:
I won’t be with a girl on the actual day, but I’m hopefully going to visit my girlfriend in a couple days to celebrate Valentine’s Day, so that will be nice … For us, it’s a serious relationship, so I want to plan something really special. I’m still figuring out what I’m going to do … I’ll probably go to New York and try to do something romantic. Maybe write her a little song and play it for her, serenade her.
5. Gigi Made Her Fashion Week Debut This Month
Gigi Hadid strutted down the catwalk for the first time at New York Fashion Week this month. In an interview with Vanity Fair, she gushed about the experience saying:
I walked for Desigual on Tuesday, and that was my New York Fashion Week debut, so that was so much fun. It was crazy. I got to walk with my all-time idol, Candice Swanepoel, and she was, like, in front of me in the lineup, and it was crazy. I was amazed.