Yolanda Hadid

Yolanda Hadid

Reality Star

Yolanda Hadid is a Dutch-born American television personality and former model. She is best known as a star of the American reality-television show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. She is mother to IMG models Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid.

Full Name
Yolanda Johanna Jacoba van den Herik
Jan 11, 1964
Net Worth


Yolanda Hadid, born Yolanda van den Herik on January 11, 1964, is a Dutch-American model and reality television personality. She was born in Papendrecht, Netherlands and moved to the United States at the age of seven. She is best known for her appearances on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills and her work as a model. 

Hadid began her career as a model in the early 1980s, when she was discovered by Eileen Ford and signed to Ford Models. She has since modeled for numerous magazines and advertising campaigns. In 2011, she joined the cast of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. During her time on the show she opened up about her battle with Lyme disease, which has been ongoing since 2012. 

In 2015, Hadid launched her own clothing line called Dillren Collection. In 2016, she released a memoir entitled Believe Me: My Battle With The Invisible Disability Of Lyme Disease. Hadid also published two cookbooks in 2017; Eating Well To Fight Lyme Disease: 125 Recipes To Help You Live Well With Chronic Illness and Life from Scratch: A Memoir of Food, Family & Forgiveness.

Hadid is the mother of three children; Gigi Hadid (born 1995), Bella Hadid (born 1996) and Anwar Hadid (born 1999). All three children have followed their mother into modeling careers.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1964</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Yolanda Hadid is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On January 11, 1964, Yolanda Hadid was born in Papendrecht, Netherlands.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1994</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Mohamed Hadid</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hadid marries real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and gives birth to her first child, daughter Gigi.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2000</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Moves to Los Angeles</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hadid moves to Los Angeles with her family, where she begins a career in modelling.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hadid makes her debut on the Bravo reality show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2015</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Publishes Memoir</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hadid releases her memoir Believe Me: My Battle With the Invisible Disability of Lyme Disease.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Appears on Making A Model With Yolanda Hadid</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hadid stars in her own Lifetime reality series called Making A Model With Yolanda Hadid.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Named Global Brand Ambassador for BMW</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Hadid is named the global brand ambassador for BMW's new “Sheer Driving Pleasure” campaign.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's a Great Role Model</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Yolanda Hadid is a great role model for young women. Not only has she achieved success in the fashion and entertainment industry, but she's also a strong advocate for mental health awareness and female empowerment. She is an inspiration to many people around the world.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's an Amazing Mother</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Yolanda Hadid is an amazing mother. She has always been very supportive of her children, Gigi, Bella, and Anwar, and has encouraged them to pursue their dreams with grace and courage. Yolanda is a great example of how to be a loving and nurturing parent.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> She's an Inspiration</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Yolanda Hadid is an inspiration to many people. Her resilience throughout her battle with Lyme disease, her commitment to raising awareness about it, and her determination to keep going despite the odds are admirable. She shows us that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Started Modeling at 17</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Yolanda Hadid began her modeling career at age 17, when she was discovered by a modeling scout in the Netherlands.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Worked for Elite Model Management</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Yolanda Hadid worked for the prestigious Elite Model Management agency in New York City, and had contracts with notable fashion designers.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Star of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills </h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Yolanda Hadid was a cast member on the hit Bravo show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills for three seasons.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Has Three Famous Children</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Yolanda Hadid is the mother of three famous children - models Gigi, Bella, and Anwar Hadid. </p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Battled Lyme Disease</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Yolanda Hadid has been battling Lyme disease since 2012, and has become an outspoken advocate for raising awareness of the condition.</p></div>


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