Jelena Noura "Gigi" Hadid is an American fashion model.
She was signed to IMG Models in 2013. In November 2014, Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.
Hadid appeared in the 2015 Pirelli calendar. In January 2015, she was named the Daily Front Row's Model of the Year, and a Maybelline brand ambassador. In March 2015, Hadid and her boyfriend at the time Cody Simpson featured as a part of fashion photographer Mario Testino project called "Towel Series." By May 2015, Hadid had walked for designers including: Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Max Mara. Hadid appeared in the music video for Taylor Swift's song "Bad Blood", which was released in the same month. Hadid's sister, Bella, is also a model, and the two sisters have been featured together in some modeling appearances, including a photo shoot for V magazine in June 2015. In December 2015, she made her first appearance in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
Hadid has appeared on magazine covers including Vogue (United States, Paris, Italy, Britain, Japan, Spain, Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands, Germany, Italy, China), Schön!, Numéro, Allure, W Magazine and Teen Vogue as well as WSJ Magazine, Elle Canada, Dazed and Harper's Bazaar (USA, Malaysia). Hadid has also shot editorials for VMAN, Elle, Grazia, Cleo, Vogue,Sports Illustrated, Paper magazine, Vanity Fair and V Magazine. Hadid has also starred in campaigns for Guess, Versace, Penshoppe, Balmain F/W 2015, Topshop, Max Mara, and Stuart Weitzman.
In 2016, she walked for: Versace, Chanel, Elie Saab, Fendi, Marc Jacobs, Anna Sui, Miu Miu, Balmain, Diane Von Furstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Fenty x Puma, Isabel Marant, and Giambattista Valli. In January 2016, she became the global brand ambassador for Tommy Hilfiger, fronting campaigns for underwear, apparel and fragrances. In April 2016, Hadid starred in an interactive campaign including a commercial for the BMW M2. She hosted the 2016 iHeartRadio Much Music Video Awards in Toronto on June 19, 2016. She co-designed a capsule collection with Tommy Hilfiger called Gigi by Tommy Hilfiger which was released in the fall of 2016 at New York Fashion Week. During fall 2016 Fashion Weeks in New York, Milan and Paris, Hadid opened five shows and closed seven.In October her boot collection for Stuart Weitzman titled the Gigi Boot was revealed, and it was announced that Hadid had become a brand ambassador for Reebok, fronting the #PerfectNever campaign.
On November 20, 2016, Hadid hosted the American Music Awards. alongside Saturday Night Live alum Jay Pharoah. She received backlash for an impression of Melania Trump during the show, and later apologized. In December 2016, she made her second appearance in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, earning her wings for the first time, and in the same month she won the award for International Model of the Year at the British Fashion Awards, presented to her by Donatella Versace.