ByVaria Fedko-Blake, writer at
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Varia Fedko-Blake

Gigi Hadid — the golden child of the moment — is practically everywhere right now. Whether she's waltzing down a fashion runaway, gracing the covers of Vogue, or prancing around in her undies with BBF Kendall Jenner, the socialite certainly holds the world's attention in the palm of her hand.

But, how much do you really know about ? Take a look at the following facts about the feisty, little lady below:

1. Her Real Name Isn't Gigi At All

Yep, in fact her real name is Jelena Noura Hadid. Her mom, Yolanda Foster, gave her the nickname "Gigi" when she was young and it stuck.

2. She's Of Dutch And Palestinian Descent

Her dad, Mohamed Hadid, was born in Palestine, while her mom comes from the Netherlands. They're no longer married, but Gigi is very close to both of them.

3. She Started Modelling When She Was 2-Years-Old

It was a campaign for Guess — for whom she still models today. By the time she was 19, she had already walked catwalks for Jean Paul Gaultier, Marc Jacobs and Chanel.

4. Gigi Has Studied Criminal Psychology In New York

From a young age, she's always had big dreams of becoming a forensic scientist. In an interview, she's previously revealed:

"I've always been interested in [criminal psychology]. First I wanted to be a doctor. Then I wanted to be a forensic scientist. To be a forensic scientist means you have to go to school for eight years. I was like, 'Over that!' I realized what I enjoyed was trying to unravel people's brains, why people commit crimes when they get older."

And before she became a modelling superstar, she actually attended The New School, taking up courses in criminal psychology.

5. Her Step-Dad Was Once Kendall & Kylie Jenner's Half Brother's Step-Dad

Yeah, we don't really get it either but it's a thing.

6. She's A Boxing Bad-Ass

As a kid, she loved to horse ride but now, it seems that the model has discovered her passion in boxing — the ultimate secret behind her svelte figure.

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7. She's Still Dating British Star Zayn Malik

The two apparently met when Gigi was still dating Joe Jonas, and they've been inseparable since. Speaking to ES Magazine, she's revealed what she finds the most attractive about her boyfriend:

"I would say his brain. For the first time, we are both in a relationship where we have similar interests outside of work, and that is really important. We cook a lot together and do art together, and we’re each other’s best friends. We both feel we can talk about anything and learn a lot from each other.”

8. She's Been In All Her Boyfriends' Music Videos

Six in total, if we're counting – 's "PILLOWTALK" included of course.

9. She's Also Appeared In A Couples Of Movies

In 2015, she presented her role in Sebastian Faena's short Those Wrecked By Success, in which she plays a semi-silent film star. A few years before that though, she also starred in Virgin Eyes, playing Andrea, Here's the trailer:

10. She Loves Baked Beans

Gigi Hadid is a huge fan of breakfast, saying:

“I usually eat breakfast or have coffee before I do anything. I live near the Smile, and I love their scrambled eggs, bacon, and toast. I drink orange juice and coffee always. At home I love scrambled eggs and toast; it’s just an easy go-to. My boyfriend, being British, got me into breakfast beans, so that’s what I’ve been eating lately.”

You and me both, babes.

11. The Supermodel's Net Worth Is $13 Million

Although she still has a long way to go before she's worth as much as Kendall ($30 million) Gigi's net worth is insanely impressive for someone who's just 21-years-old.

What's your favorite thing about Gigi Hadid?

(Sources: Harper's Bazaar)


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