Mohamed Hadid shares factual statements about Gigi Hadid to mark model's birthday

24 April, 2021
Mohamed Hadid shares factual statements about Gigi Hadid to mark model's birthday
Gigi Hadid is marking her first birthday as a new mother.

The supermodel, who welcomed daughter Khai in September, celebrates her 26th birthday on April 23.

The star, who is of Palestinian and Dutch descent, was created in LA to former model Yolanda Hadid and real-estate mogul Mohamed Hadid.

And, to mark his daughter's wedding day, Mohamed Hadid made a decision to share numerous factual statements about the catwalk favourite.

Taking to Instagram, the Palestinian-Jordanian developer shared birthday wishes for "the sweetest baby you are", and paid tribute to his new granddaughter, adding: "You made sweet baby Khai."

Gigi Hadid and her long-term boyfriend, former One Direction singer Zayn Malik, welcomed their firstborn, Khai, last autumn.

Calling her a "model citizen", Mohamed Hadid also revealed he'd share 20 things "you did not know" about his daughter to mark her birthday week.

He in the beginning shared seven facts in a post, like the fact that the model starred in her first campaign, for Guess, when she was Khai's age.

Mohamed Hadid also described his daughter as "self-made", adding: "She never took an individual dollar from her parents."

Gigi Hadid was also accepted on to NY University's forensic criminal psychology degree after graduating senior high school, although deferred entry to pursue modelling.

"She has the best number of Vogue magazine covers worldwide, around 50," Mohamed Hadid continued.

"She was an accomplished equestrian, junior Olympic contender and [won] a huge selection of first place and national championships.. [she] still rides today."

The remaining 13 fact is yet to be shared.

Gigi Hadid has previously spoken extensively about her love for horse-riding, sharing clips from her competition days on social media.

She also revealed in a 2018 Instagram Live that while she was always fascinated with criminal psychology, she wasn't sure she'd have ended up employed in the industry.

"Although I'm so intrigued by that field of work, I think that if I could have had a career for the reason that I would've still finished up working in something imaginative instead," she told fans.

"Even after I'm done modelling I believe I'll always be part of a imaginative process somehow."