Gigi Hadid (27) is aware that she is also successful as a model because of her famous parents. "I'm not the most beautiful person in the world," she explained in an interview with the British newspaper "The Times". "I have always admitted that I come from a privileged family," Hadid continued.
"Technically" she is a "Nepo Baby". This term has been on everyone's lips since December 2022. "New York Magazine" in an article used this term, which refers to the word nepotism, to describe stars who are successful in the industry mainly because of their prominent producers. The magazine cited Lily-Rose Melody Depp (23), Dakota Johnson (33) and John David Washington (38) as examples.
Gigi Hadid's father is Palestinian-American businessman Mohamed Hadid (74). He fled to Syria with his family during the Palestine War, and his parents later moved to the USA with him. There he blossomed from a car and export entrepreneur into a real estate developer worth millions, creating numerous villas and luxury hotels in the USA.
Her mother Yolanda Hadid (59) was born Yolanda van den Herik in Papendrecht, Netherlands. Because her father died in a car accident when Yolanda was seven years old, her mother had to raise her alone. As a young woman, Yolanda was discovered as a model, matured into a sought-after "Vogue" star and ran at international fashion weeks. She later made a name for herself on the reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
Gigi's sister Bella Hadid (26) is also a successful model. Brother Anwar (23) is also active in the industry.