Long before she was a supermodel taking over the world, Gigi Hadid was the teenaged daughter of model-turned-reality star, Yolanda Hadid. As fans, we've watched her runway aspirations blossom into fruition while her doting mother has helped to nurture the rise of her fast-growing career. Now that she's literally got the whole world at her feet as one of the industry's "it" girls, let's take a look at all of the of the memorable Gigi Hadid moments from Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
During much of that time, we were unaware that Yolanda's eldest child would soon become a huge star in her own right, taking over most major fashion house runway shows in the world in just a few short years. In the early stages of her career, we were privy to glimpses of that rising stardom on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. It seems that we saw her transform from teenager to a statuesque supermodel right before our very eyes, as she was out to prove that the apple (or, in this case, lemon) doesn't fall too far from the tree.
Although she did a bit of modeling as a young child, Gigi's career would officially take off when she signed to IMG Models and the rest is literally history. Check out these precious moments of Gigi's rise to the runway:
1. The Major Momager Moment
Yolanda was on hand at one of Gigi's early photoshoots to help guide her daughter along the way and give her a bit of former model/motherly advice. And it definitely didn't hurt that she was friends with the photographer conducting the shoot.
2. The In-Home Shopping Spree
In Season 4, Gigi and her sister, Bella Hadid, proved just how lucky they were when they got to shop around in their mom's amazing closet ahead of Gigi's departure for a modeling gig in London.
3. The Mother-Daughter Diet Talk
In the early stages of Gigi's career, Yolanda attempted to prove that model-mother knows best, warning her then 17-year-old daughter that she must stay thin in order to compete in the modeling game. She explained,
"You can have one night of being bad, right. Then you gotta get back on your diet, you know, because in Paris and Milan they like the girls just a bit on the skinny side."
Yolanda would later fall under public scrutiny for openly making comments about Gigi's weight.
4. The Will Reading
During a Season 6 episode, Gigi appeared alongside her siblings, Bella and Anwar Hadid, as Yolanda blindsided them by pulling out her will during a family lunch. It was clearly a situation that none of them wished to discuss.
5. The Big Apple Move
It was exciting to watch Gigi finally make the big move to New York City with her sights set on both college and a modeling career. Yolanda supportively accompanied her eldest daughter to the East Coast and helped her nestle into her posh new digs.
6. The Going-Away Gathering
Gigi was such a grateful guest of honor in Season 4 during an intimate going away party thrown by her proud parents. Before the night ended, she delivered an amazing speech dedicated to Yolanda and her father, Mohamed Hadid, as well as her then step-father, David Foster.
7. The Cooking Debut
After striking it big in NYC, Gigi returned home for a visit, graciously whipping up a batch of tomato soup and grilled cheese dippers for her family in Season 6. It was a sweet moment, as Yolanda was preparing for a big surgery the next day.
8. The Moving Speech Moment
All grown-up, the nearly 21-year-old supermodel delivered a heartwarming speech about her mother in front of RHOBH cameras at a Global Lyme Alliance gala in her honor. The entire room was moved to tears during the sweet and touching tribute.
9. The Humble Meet & Greet
In a Season 6 Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Secrets Revealed special, Gigi remained super gracious upon meeting Erika Jayne's husband, Tom Girardi. It was apparent that Tom was totally in awe of Gigi's super model status. However, Gigi completely played it coy as Erika proclaimed that she was "supermodel of world," perfectly responding, "I don't know about that."
It's not hard to see why the entire world is in love with Gigi Hadid right now. At just 22 years old, Gigi's already accomplished so much in both her career and love life. I think we all need her to teach us her ways.