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Meet Gigi Hadid: 10 things to know about the model

November 19, 2014
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Model Gigi Hadid has taken the fashion industry by storm over the last few months. Walking for designers including Karl Lagerfeld and Marc Jacobs, her striking natural beauty and bubbly personality have seen her being propelled to the top of the fashion's pack. Often spotted mingling with fashion's elite at glitzy events, Gigi has been showcasing her style credentials with high fashion designer outfits and edgy beauty looks.

HELLO! Fashion takes a look at 10 things you need to know about the young model… Scroll below for the full list

Gigi Hadid has walked for designers including Marc Jacobs and Chanel

1. Her full name is Jelena Noura Hadid

2. Gigi signed with IMG models in 2011 and has been with the agency ever since. 

3. She is 5 foot 10

4. The 19-year-old made her Fashion Week debut earlier this year alongside Victoria's Secret angel  Candice Swanepoel, walking the Desigual show in February. 5. She has since gone on to walk for designers including Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Giles and Sonia Rykiel.

Gigi and Kendall Jenner backstage at New York Fashion Week

6. She is close friends with fellow emerging supermodel Kendall Jenner, and the pair are often spotted together at events. 

7. The Californian model featured on the cover of Carine Roitfeld's book

8. She was unveiled as one of the models in the 2015 Pirelli calendar, alongside the likes of Joan Smalls and Karen Elson

9. Gigi is the daughter of Dutch model Yolanda Foster, who stars in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – Gigi has even made several appearances on the show. 10. The stunning blonde starred in a campaign for Guess when she was just 10 years old. She has since featured in numerous campaigns for the brand, and became the face of Guess Jeans in 2012.

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