The Sweet Reason Why Gigi Hadid Says She’s a Feminist
Gigi Hadid is a supermodel, super-daughter, and all-around sweet person. She feels the way she wants to show that she is a feminist is to be a support to other women.
The more we learn about her design abilities (she has worked with Tommy Hilfiger for FAO Schwarz and has said she would love to design a theme park); her work with UNICEF, where she focuses on refugee children in Bangladesh; and her ability to create a sisterhood of supportive colleagues around her; the more we realize she has found success in all areas of her life.
How did Gigi Hadid get her name?
Gigi was born on April 23, 1995, and her parents named her Jelena Noura Hadid. As a child, her mother would call her Gigi at home, but outside the house, the nickname wasn’t used until grade school.
In a 2015 article in the Daily Mail, she shared how she became known as Gigi.
“In the first or second grade, there was a girl named Helena, and with my name being Jelena, it was confusing for the teacher who had to call out our names.” Additionally, Gigi said, “The teacher asked my mom if I had a nickname, and my mom said that she calls me Gigi sometimes, and that’s when the name stuck.”