Los Angeles, California, United States: Jelena Noura Gigi born April 23, 1995 is an American fashion model. She was signed to Models in 2013. In November 2014 Hadid made her debut in the Top 50 Models ranking at Models.com. In 2016, she was named International Model of the Year by the British Fashion Council.
1997–2012: Early work with Guess
Hadid modelling career began when she was two years old after being discovered by Paul Marciano, of Guess clothing. She started modelling with Baby Guess before stopping to concentrate on school. Hadid eventually returned to modeling,in 2011. She resumed working with Marciano, and was named the face of a Guess campaign in 2012. Hadid has shot three campaigns with Guess as an adult.
2013–2014: Professional rise in New York
After moving to New York City and signing to Models in 2013, Hadid made her New York Fashion Week debut in February 2014 walking for Desigual’s show. In the same month she got her break in high fashion on the cover of Fashion Book magazine. On July 15, 2014, she starred alongside actor and model Patrick Schwarzenegger in fashion designer Tom Ford’s Eyewear autumn/winter campaign. She co-hosted the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Media Awards event that was held in New York City on September 5, 2014. Hadid has also starred in campaigns for Tom Ford 2014 Tom Ford Velvet Orchard Fragrance and Tom Ford Beauty 2014.
She was on the cover of Galore magazine and Carine Roitfeld Fashion Book in 2014.