10 Things You Didn’t Know About Gigi Hadid

Gigi Hadid is one of the most famous models in the world today. She’s been signed to IMG Models for years and has been in countless shows and magazines.

Gigi Hadid travel
INSTAGRAM @gigihadid 

But how much do you know about Gigi or about her travels over the years? We’re breaking down ten things you didn’t know about the celebrity, with a focus on her travel favorites!

1. Her Birth Name

Gigi Hadid
INSTAGRAM @gigihadid 

Gigi Hadid’s birth name is Jelena Noura Hadid! She was given the nickname Gigi and that’s what she now goes by.

2. She’s Half Palestenian and Half Dutch

She was born to parents Mohamed Hadid and Yolanda Van den Herik in Los Angeles. Her father is Palestinian while her mother is Dutch.

3. Her Modeling Career Started Early

Gigi Hadid
INSTAGRAM @gigihadid 

Gigi began modeling at the age of two! She was discovered by Paul Maciano from Guess and was featured in Baby Guess. Though she took a break for a while, she eventually returned to modeling years later.

4. She Debuted at New York Fashion Week

New York has a special place in Gigi’s modeling journey since she made her fashion debut at New York Fashion Week in 2014. This launched her career as a runway model.

5. Her Favorite Travel Spots

Gigi Hadid
INSTAGRAM @gigihadid 

According to Travel and Leisure, Gigi has a lot of places she loves to visit. Tahiti and Turks and Caicos are on that list, as she loves secluded and tropical destinations. She also enjoys skiing in different places across the globe when she gets to travel for fun. Gigi also mentions that she loves fashion weeks in Paris.

6. Where She Wants to Visit


Gigi has also mentioned in interviews that she wants to visit the Northern Lights, the Grand Canyon, and New Zealand!

7. Where She Stays

Amanyara Resort
INSTAGRAM @amanyara_resort 

In Turks and Caicos, Gigi Hadid revealed where she stays: the Amanyara hotel. It’s secluded and luxurious. Reportedly, the Kardashians and Jenners have also stayed there!

8. Her Travel Bag

Gigi revealed to Harper’s BAZAAR UK that she only uses carry-on when she travels. She says checking in luggage will add time to her frequent airport trips. She’s been spotted using suitcases from Victorinox Swiss Army.

9. She Has an NYC Apartment

Gigi Hadid
INSTAGRAM @gigihadid 

Though she’s been in Pennsylvania on her family’s farm during quarantine, she revealed on Instagram recently that she finished “designing and curating her passion project/dream spot,” referring to her New York City apartment. It’s creative, colorful, and bold!

10. Her Daughter Has Arrived

Gigi Hadid
INSTAGRAM @zaynmalik 

Gigi recently gave birth to her daughter with boyfriend Zayn Malik! Zayn is of English and Pakistani descent and also very well-known for being a music artist. They both welcomed their child into the world this month and have received numerous gifts for her, including a shirt from Donatella Versace and a blanket from Taylor Swift.

Avani Goswami

Editor / Social Media Associate

Avani is an avid reader and a lover of learning. She enjoys writing and seeks out new adventures everyday. Her passion is representation and equality for people all over the globe.

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