Gigi Hadid the hottest model in the industry – not many 19 year olds are this successful

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Here’s why Gigi Hadid is the hottest model in the fashion industry right now

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But before she appeared on the cover of this month’s Vogue SpainGigi Hadid Vogue Espana coverVOGUE ESPANA

Or on this month’s Teen Vogue cover…Gigi Hadid Teen VogueTeen Vogue

Or walked the runway for top designers at this weeks’ London Fashion Week…Gigi Hadid modelFulvio De Filippi/Getty Images

Gigi was better known as Yolanda Foster’s aspiring model-daughter on “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.”Gigi Hadid Yolanda Foster real housewivesBravo/”Real Housewives of Beverly Hills”

Gigi’s mother, Yolanda, is married to mega music producer David Foster.

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Her biological father is Mohamed Hadid, a real estate entrepreneur who is estimated to be worth around $200 million.

 Gigi’s younger sister, Bella, is also an up-and-coming model.

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But Gigi’s modeling career goes back further than her famous family. She began modeling for Guess at age two.

In 2011, Gigi signed with IMG Models and her career took off. By 2012, she was named the face of Guess.

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And still often appears in the brand’s campaigns, posting this in January:”Sneak peek, me n my custom denim! New @GUESS campaign coming out this month. Keep an eye out – so excited for you to see the new images as they’re released! Going on 15 years as a Guess Girl, this may be my favorite campaign yet! Thank you @paulmarciano for always supporting me and my career, so much love for you and the whole team.”

 In 2014, Gigi made her New York Fashion Week debut walking the catwalk in the Desigual show in February.

“It was my debut. It was crazy; I got to walk with my idol Candice Swanepoel. She was in front of me in the lineup. It was just unbelievable,” she said at the time.

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That same month, she appeared on the coveted cover of Carine Roitfeld’s “CR Fashion Book.”

“Gigi is a beautiful person on the outside and the inside too. She is a warm and kind-hearted soul,” fashion icon and editirix Roitfeld told The Daily. “When Stephen Gan introduced her to me, we jointly send her to see [photographer] Bruce Weber, we knew she was a star about to be born.”

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Also in 2014, Gigi made her Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue debut as a “rookie” model.

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This year, she was one of 16 top models featured in the annual issue.

Gigi Hadid Sports IllustratedYu Tsai/Sports Illustrated

And she’s already BFF with her fellow SI models, like Lily Aldridge.

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Last July, Gigi starred in a campaign for Tom Ford’s fragrance, Velvet Orchid.Gigi Hadid Tom FordTom Ford Black Orchid

She also appeared in ads for Tom Ford’s eyewear campaign, alongside fellow Hollywood offspring, Patrick Schwarzenegger.Tom Ford Gigi Hadid Patrick SchwarzeneggerTom Ford

In January, she was named the newest face of Maybelline, the number one cosmetics brand in the world, which counts models likeChristy Turlington and Jourdan Dunn among other spokeswomen.Gigi Hadid maybellineMaybelline

That same month, Gigi was named Model of the Year at the Daily Front Row’s Fashion Awards.Gigi HadidFrederick M. Brown/Getty Images

Last month, Gigi and her 18-year-old popstar boyfriend, Cody Simpson, stunned at the Vanity Fair Oscar party.Gigi Hadid Cody SimpsonDanny Moloshok/Reuters

This month, Gigi graces THREE Vogue covers — Vogue’s Spanish issue and two different Teen Vogue covers.

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And with 2.1 million Instagram followers, over 259,000 Twitter followers, and over 251,000 Facebook fans, looks like 19-year-old Gigi Hadid is just getting started.

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