You have probably seen this girl before, whether it be on Instagram, in the tabloids or in Taylor Swift’s new music video for “Bad Blood”. Her name is Gigi Hadid, she is 20 years old, and already on her way to supermodel stardom!
Gigi started off her modeling career at age 2, where she was discovered by Paul Marciano, co-founder of upscale clothing brand Guess. For several years, she modeled for Baby Guess and Guess Kids, before putting her career on hold to focus on her volleyball as well as her competitive horseback riding.
In 2011, Gigi got back in the saddle sort of speak, as she signed with IMG Models. She also resumed her work at Guess, where she became the face of their 2012 campaign.
In more recent news, the young model has landed the new Topshop Fall 2015 Campaign, after two seasons of being fronted by gal pal Cara Delevigne. She is also a part of the strong lineup in Balmain’s new FW15 campaign.
Growing up around celebrities in Los Angeles, Gigi is used to the Hollywood lifestyle. And with her mother being one of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”, and with BFF’s like Kendall Jenner, it has been somewhat near impossible for her to stay off the radar. Not that she would want to, as it seems to have been a great way for her, as an aspiring model, to get a lot of publicity.
This publicity, wanted or not, has made Gigi very popular on social media, and she has currently amassed over 5.3 million followers on Instagram!
Even though her popularity online has played a large role in her career, and have meant her being catapulted in to the same category as Kendall Jenner, Joan Smalls and Cara Delevigne – there is no doubt that Miss Hadid is a talented model.
Whether she is also a talented actress remains to be seen, but Gigi recently made her acting debut as the star of Sebastian Faena’s first chapter of his short film series “Those Wrecked By Success”. You can check out the film below and judge for yourself!