Gigi Hadid

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Hadid in 2014, photo by

Birth Name: Jelena Noura Hadid

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 23, 1995

*Arab Palestinian (father)
*Dutch (mother)

Gigi Hadid is an American model and television personality.

Gigi’s father, Mohamed Hadid, who was born in Nazareth, Israel, is an Arab Palestinian. Gigi’s mother, television personality, model, and interior designer Yolanda Hadid (née Yolanda van den Herik), is Dutch, from Papendrecht. Her siblings are Bella Hadid and Anwar Hadid, who are both also models, with Bella also being an equestrian.

Gigi has a daughter with her former partner, British singer and songwriter Zayn Malik.

Gigi’s father is of the Muslim religion, and has said, “I wouldn’t call myself a ‘devout’ Muslim… but I’m very proud of my heritage.” However, Gigi’s sister Bella has said, “He [their father] was always religious, and he always prayed with us. I am proud to be a Muslim.”

A DNA test whose results Gigi displayed on her Twitter page stated that Gigi’s genetic ancestry is:

*69.2% European
——–*21.5% Italian
——–*16.7% French & German / Netherlands
——–*8.0% Broadly Southern European
——–*6.0% British & Irish
——–*6.0% Broadly Northwestern European
——–*5.9% Broadly European
——–*4.1% Spanish & Portuguese
——–*0.6% Greek & Balkan
——–*0.3% Ashkenazi Jewish
*26.9% Western Asian & North African
——–*15.3% Western Asian
——–*7.0% North African & Arabian
——–*4.6% Broadly Western Asian & North African
*3.5% Unassigned
*0.3% Sub-Saharan African
——–*0.1% Senegambian & Guinean
——–*0.1% Broadly West African
*0.1% East Asian & Native American
——–*0.1% Broadly East Asian & Native American

Gigi’s paternal grandfather was named Anwar Mohamed Hadid.

Gigi’s paternal grandmother was named Kharia Daher. Gigi’s father has said that he is descended from Zahir al-Umar, an autonomous Arab ruler of northern Palestine in the mid-18th century.

Gigi’s maternal grandfather was named Gerard van den Herik.

Gigi’s maternal grandmother is Johanna “Ans” Groenenberg (the daughter of Jacobus Johannes “Jan” Groenenberg and Maaike “Maai” van Gelder). Jacobus was the son of Jacobus Teunis Groenenberg and Johanna Knikman. Maaike the daughter of Adrianus van Gelder and Elizabeth den Ottelander. Ans is pictured here.

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Hadid in 2014, photo by

Source: Genealogy of Gigi Hadid –



169 Responses

  1. alexgxo says:

    I didn’t expect her (West) Asian DNA to be only about 1/4th. The West Asians/Levantine people I’ve seen score almost entirely or 100% West Asian DNA (some may have a tiny bit of North African as well). Gigi’s test implies that her father was of approximately half European descent. Though the DNA results may not be entirely accurate or may change if she took another companies test…

  2. Akwaba says:

    She had a daughter with Zayn Malik

  3. americansrallmixed says:

    Super ethnic she has a super strong asian side like her all family but it’s deeper on her look her almond shaped eyes her high cheekbones her large flat face and big lips she dyed her hair as blond but her asian roots are so strong than she mocked asian lol !!

    • Arbiter97 says:

      You are deluded af, she didnt dyed her hair blonde, Thats her natural hair colour, her sister Bella dyed her hair, quit talking bs u weirdo.

      • americansrallmixed says:

        You are deluded af she did like all blondes who are 98% dyed that’s isn’t her natural hair colour just look the colour of her regrowth and brows: brown.
        Quit talking bs u weirdo.
        Then I repeat she’s asian af look to her face so clearly she is!!

        • NOTREALLY says:

          Nope, you’re definitely deluded, her face doens’t look “asian af” by any means, if anything she looks slightly asian
          she’s 70% european, she doesn’t look any more Asian than lots of eastern Russians

        • coco says:

          Her roots are dirty blonde. Manu natural blondes hair turns dirty blonde when they get older. You can see in pics that it was lighter when she was younger & now you can see in pics that it’s dirty blonde when she doesn’t lighten it. Her hair color isn’t a big deal though. It’s not like there aren’t some blonde & red head middle easterners (especially ones with European ancestry.)

    • guzel says:

      Come on she is half asian arab/west asia not east asia

  4. alexgxo says:

    Regardless of her DNA ancestry, Gigi Hadid is half Asian in ancestry.

    By many definitions being “Asian” means you’re from or have ancestry in “Asia” and the countries that constitute the borders of Asia is filled with people that can look like anything.

  5. Manila says:

    Ans is still living.

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