The Hadids are famous all over the world, I mean you can’t turn a single page in a magazine without stumbling upon these gorgeous ladies. With supermodels, Gigi and Bella leading the way, their brother Anwar and parents, Mohammed and Yolanda aren’t far behind them. You might think you know the Hadids, but you’ll surely be surprised about what really goes on behind the gorgeous veneer of fame, fortune, and beauty.
GIGI’S STUDYING CRIMINAL PSYCHOLOGY
In her own words, “It’s not just OK anymore to model until you’re 25 and then stop and be a housewife.” It’s great that she’s practicing what she preaches by studying Criminal Psychology in New York. What a role model!
BELLA TRAINED FOR THE OLYMPICS
Bella is a seriously skilled horse rider. In fact, she actually trained for the 2016 Olympics, (you go girl!) She wanted to compete in either equestrian dressage, jumping or eventing, but her Lyme’s disease put an end to that dream.
GIGI ISN’T HER REAL NAME
It’s actually Jelena! Her mom, Yolanda used to call her Gigi when she was little. Then at school, Yolanda suggested everyone called her Gigi too to stop any confusion with a girl called Helena in her class. The name then stuck!
THEY CAME FROM NOTHING
Mohammed Hadid, Bella and Gigi’s father, immigrated to the USA from Palestine with nothing, and Yolanda came from Holland where she had to work from 12 years old to support her family. Mohammed is a real estate developer who’s now worth $100 million and they’ve both been sure to instill this serious work ethic in their kids. They work hard for the money, indeed!
THE HADIDS AND THE JENNERS ARE RELATED
Okay, so it’s not a direct relationship but it’s still pretty cool that it’s there. It’s a little complicated. You see Yolanda’s ex-husband was married to a woman called Linda Thompson who is also Caitlyn Jenner’s ex-wife!
THEY ARE BRAVELY FIGHTING ILLNESSES
You couldn’t tell from the outside, but many of the Hadid family are bravely fighting an illness. Gigi has a thyroid disease known as Hashimoto’s disease, while Yolanda, Bella, and Anwar all suffer from Lyme’s disease.
ANWAR IS ALL ABOUT FAMILY
Elvis-lookalike Anwar is only 17, but he’s already got his priorities straight! He said, “My family is my foundation. My sisters are awesome; they probably taught me everything I ever need to know about girls.” Hum, is he single?
GIGI EATS CARBS!
For Gigi, eating fresh, healthy ingredients is the most important thing. She doesn’t go with the whole “starving herself” thing. If she can cook it with healthy ingredients, she’ll eat it! Carbs and all.
BELLA IS ACTUALLY BLONDE
Just like Gigi! But she decided to become a badass brunette to make herself stand out from her sister. She has said, “My sister being blonde and me being brunette, it’s a good separation. I put a blonde wig on and think it would be fun to go back, but I’m happy with my hair..”
GIGI’S BEEN A MODEL FOR YEARS
Gigi first modeled for Guess when she was just two years old! She was at preschool with Guess co-founder, Paul Marciano’s daughter, and it went from there. It’s got to help that her mom was seriously successful on the catwalk herself, though!