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

    • andrew says:

      A total mess, but it may justify why her father does not look Middle Eastern at all. If the DNA test is right, her father is roughly just half MENA.

      • alexgxo says:

        You know West Asians can have pale skin, light hair and eyes without any European admixture at all right? And they’re still “Asian”?

        I have many West Asian and North African friends who scored almost 100% West Asian/North African dna and have blue/green eyes and light brown hair.

      • guzel says:

        Andrew you are right. Levantine people today are mostly mixed with European. But still majority of them have light skin dan brown eyes just like average Arabs,Persian or middle eastern people. Gulf arabs are totally different because of climate and majority of them mixed with Indian or south asian people. I learned about human genetic in middle east are totally diverse.

  1. Manila says:

    A picture of Gigi’s maternal grandmother, Ans, is pictured here:

  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!

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