Gigi Hadid

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Hadid in 2014, photo by Prphotos.com

Birth Name: Jelena Noura Hadid

Place of Birth: Los Angeles, California, United States

Date of Birth: April 23, 1995

Ethnicity:
*Arab Palestinian (father)
*Dutch (mother)

Gigi Hadid is an American model and television personality. Her siblings are Bella Hadid and Anwar Hadid, who are both also models, with Bella also being an equestrian.

Gigi’s father, Mohamed Hadid, who was born in Nazareth, Israel, is an Arab Palestinian (he 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.”

Gigi’s mother, television personality, model, and interior designer Yolanda Hadid (née Yolanda van den Herik), is Dutch, from Papendrecht.

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 grandparents were named Anwar Mohamed Hadid and 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 Prphotos.com

Source: Genealogy of Gigi Hadid – https://www.geni.com

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156 Responses

  1. Manila says:

    A picture of Gigi’s maternal grandmother, Ans, is pictured here: https://www.instagram.com/p/BVvCXzfgAHd/

  2. Katz says:

    Am I the only one who thinks she looks very Arab/Palestinian? Beside her hair/eye color, she does very much, facially speaking, strike me as Levantine Arab, though she can obviously pass for European as well.

  3. alexgxo says:

    Very pretty. She looks like she’s of European descent if I saw her down the street.I actually doubt how much middle eastern Dna is in her father he looks very European Esque tbh.

    Also I find it funny people were calling her and her siblings not full white. These same people don’t want everything to be “Eurocentric” and talk about how Asians and blacks come in all features as well without being heavily admixed ironically they’re view of what’s white or not is very Eurocentric lmao. Ignorance is bliss I guess..

  4. Adamina says:

    Darn! There are a lot of haters here. Gigi is very beautiful. Stop being bitter about it!

  5. bakchoyhurl says:

    There are so many transpeople popping up even I get confused when someone is trans or not these days.

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