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How Gigi Hadid Became, Well, Gigi Hadid

By Samantha Boden
Posted On Jan 29, 2016
How Gigi Hadid Became, Well, Gigi Hadid

 

Once upon a time, in the celebrity-filled, juice drinking, kale eating city of Los Angeles, a beautiful little blonde baby girl was born, Jelena Noura Hadid aka Gigi. Her parents are real-estate mogul Mohamed Hadid and former model Yolanda Foster. Gigi had a princess life growing up; she graduated from Malibu High School and went off to college at the New School in New York City. She was always destined to be a famous model who dated famous, good-looking singers and had pretty, famous friends.

Her princess story continued past her gorgeous looks and great model physique because she was also tied to the Kardashian-Jenner family. Hadid’s step-dad, David Foster, was married to Linda Thompson, who was married to Kendall’s dad, Caitlyn Jenner (formerly Bruce Jenner).

Fast forward to the present. The two never actually met through the family connection but it’s something they have in common.  It’s like Gigi and Kendall were destined to be best friends.

 

Here’s a timeline of how Gigi got to where she is today through her family, friends, career, and relationships.

 

1997: Gigi models for Baby Guess.

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Instagram

2011: Gigi signs with IMG Models.

 

Fall 2013: Gigi moves to New York to attend the New School.

 

November 2013: Gigi Hadid starts dating singer Cody Simpson.

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Sharpshooter Images, Splash News

February 2014: Gigi makes her New York Fashion Week debut walking for Desigual’s show. She’s also graced the magazine covers of Vogue (Spain, Australia, Brazil), Teen Vogue, and Elle Canada.

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Picture by: BleacherCreatures.tv/Splash News

 

April 2014: Gigi sizzles in boyfriend Cody Simpson’s Surfboard music video. She plays his dream girl on a surfboard.

 

 

May 2014: Gigi and Cody end their relationship due to their busy schedules.

 

July 2014: Gigi appears completely naked for a Tom Ford fragrance ad. Later that month, she stars in another Tom Ford ad with Patrick Schwarzenegger for eyewear.

 

November 2014: Gigi and Cody try to make their relationship work. They are spotted out holding hands.

 

January 2015: Gigi is named Maybelline brand ambassador.

 

May 2015: By this time, Gigi has walked for designers like Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Max Mara.

 

May 9th, 2015: Gigi and Cody officially break-up after two years of dating.

 

May 22nd, 2015: Gigi stars in bestie Taylor Swift’s Bad Blood music video, alongside Jessica Alba, Lily Aldridge, Cindy Crawford, Cara Delevingne, Lena Dunham, Karlie Kloss, – list goes on and on. Everyone is super jealous. This is when Taylor Swift’s #Squad starts to form and everyone has #SquadGoals or wants to be part of the TSwift, Gigi, Karlie, Lena, Selena, Cara, etc. squad.

 

 

June 2015: Shortly after breaking up with Cody Simpson, Gigi is spotted getting cozy with Joe Jonas. They finally confirm their relationship mid-June. #GIJoe is created!

 

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Splash News

August 6th, 2015: Gigi stars in Calvin Harris’ music video “How Deep is Your Love.” Calvin Harris is dating Gigi’s BFF Taylor Swift.

 

*Note* Remember Joe Jonas dated Taylor Swift and Gigi is part of Taylor Swift’s squad. Taylor is now dating Calvin Harris and Gigi stars in his music video.

 

November 4th, 2015: After months of seeing #GIJoe canoodling and getting close, the couple break ups. Fans hearts are broken.

 

November 22nd, 2015: Only a few weeks later, Gigi is spotted holding hands with ex- One Directioner, Zayn Malik! Boy does she really like the singers. This is the start of #Zigi.

 

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Splash News

 

December 8th, 2015: Gigi makes her first appearance in the Victoria Secret’s Fashion Show with BFF Kendall Jenner.

 

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Johns PKI/Splash News

December 16th, 2015: Gigi and Tommy Hilfiger announce their collaboration.

 

By the end of Year: Gigi has modeled in ads for Versace, Tom Ford, Topshop, Maybelline, Stuart Weitzman, Balmain, and many more. She’s also rocked the runway for designers like Jeremy Scott, Tommy Hilfiger, Michael Kors, Dolce & Gabbana, DVF, and so many more.

 

(*Note* It’s safe to say 2015 was definitely Gigi’s year.)

 

January 2016: Gigi graces the cover of British Vogue.

 

January 28th, 2016: Zayn says him and Gigi are “good friends” despite the duo being spotted together and holding hands over the past few weeks.

 

January 29th, 2016: Zayn releases the hot and steamy music video for his single “Pillowtalk.” And guess who he is making out with in the video? None other than his “good friend,” Gigi Hadid!

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