Hadid Sisters: The Star Duo of the Fashion Industry

When you think of supermodels of today, what are some of the names that come to mind? Probably the Hadid sisters are somewhere in the top five. Gigi Hadid and Bella Hadid are two fashion powerhouses that have established themselves as supermodels that demand the runway like nobody’s business. They also have an active social media presence, which has sort of become a given when you’re in this line in the fashion industry.

Even though the Hadid sisters have fashion in their blood, as their mother, Yolanda Hadid, was also a model (and starred in the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills), they have paved the way on all their own. Yes, their mom has been by their side, but even the most staunch opposers of nepotism in fashion have to agree that both Gigi and Bella have come into their own over the years.

They have walked for some of the biggest names in fashion, including Versace, Prada, Marc Jacobs, Chanel, and Jacquemus. They are also among the top paid models in the world year after year. In 2018, Gigi and Bella made $9.5 million and $8.5 million, respectively, easily grabbing spots in the top 10 list with the likes of Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss, and Gisele Bundchen.

A Little Background

Gigi and Bella Hadid are essentially from California and were born to Palestinian-Jordanian real estate developer Muhammad Hadid and Dutch model Yolanda Hadid. Their eclectic lineage has contributed to their looks, adding a touch of ethnic features.

Gigi was supposed to be studying Criminal Psychology, but she dropped out to pursue modelling. But she had modelled already as a child when she was just 2 years old and did a Guess campaign for kidswear.

Bella, too, moved to New York City, like her sister, to pursue a college degree. However, she also ended up becoming a full-time model immediately.

Facts You Probably Don’t Know About Hadid Sisters

  • Gigi and Bella Hadid have two other paternal half-sisters: Alana and Marielle Hadid.

  • Bella, along with her mother and brother, has chronic Lyme disease.

  • The first-ever runway both Gigi and Bella walked was for Desigual.

  • Bella broke the record for most Vogue covers in a year with five international cover shoots.

  • Gigi’s real name is Jelena, not Gigi, which is her nickname, actually.

  • Gigi appeared on Celebrity Masterchef and even impressed Gordon Ramsey (yes, the Gordon Ramsey!).

  • Both Gigi and Bella are trained in equestrianism.

So What’s Next for the Hadid Sisters?

Even though Gigi took a hiatus from modelling during her pregnancy, she immediately returned to the runway after giving birth to her daughter, Khai. Bella also continues to walk major runways on both sides of the Atlantic while also taking on magazine covers left, right, and centre.

Both model sisters are in the prime of their modelling careers, and for the time being, that seems to be the focus. It’s not difficult to see why they have risen the ranks to get to where they are when you see them on the runway or in the shoots. Their charisma and talent have led them very far in the rather cut-throat world of fashion. They also have some activism on their agenda, as they are vocal about issues they care for.

La Jolie

For Elemntz