Proof That Gigi Hadid Has Forever Been A Beauty Icon

Samantha Sasso

Some major news in the world of celebrity today: Gigi Hadid is reportedly pregnant. According to TMZ, the 25-year-old supermodel and her on-again, off-again boyfriend, Zayn Malik, are allegedly expecting their first child — and sources say the soon-to-be parents are thrilled (along with the rest of us).

In honor of the news, we're taking a ride down the model's epic beauty evolution. Unlike most stars, Hadid never really had a glow-up. Rewind back to her earliest modeling days and you'll notice that she's always been a beauty icon in the making — sans awkward phases or regrettable red carpet moments.

Whether she's donning a faux bob at an award show, spiky lashes at the Met Gala, or ombré highlights at an industry function, Gigi proves to be one of the biggest beauty trendsetters of our generation. The proof, ahead.

<h3>2012</h3> <br><br>At the 2012 Heart Foundation Gala, Gigi kept her base low-key, focusing most of the drama on her smoky eye. We only wish we looked this polished in high school.<span class="copyright">Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage.</span><br><br>

2012



At the 2012 Heart Foundation Gala, Gigi kept her base low-key, focusing most of the drama on her smoky eye. We only wish we looked this polished in high school.Photo: Jerod Harris/WireImage.

<h3>2013</h3> <br><br>One year later, Gigi moved to New York to focus on her modeling career — a major milestone documented on <em><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ggssyQ2yzQg" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills</a></em> (yes, her mother Yolanda was a cast member). Even as a budding model on the East Coast, Gigi maintained her Cali-girl waves and sun-kissed glow.<span class="copyright">Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images.</span><br><br>

2013



One year later, Gigi moved to New York to focus on her modeling career — a major milestone documented on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills (yes, her mother Yolanda was a cast member). Even as a budding model on the East Coast, Gigi maintained her Cali-girl waves and sun-kissed glow.Photo: Rob Kim/Getty Images.

<h3>2014</h3> <br><br>By 2014, Gigi was on the precipice of achieving official star status. That year she not only landed her first swimsuit edition of <em>Sports Illustrated</em>, but also attended the American Music Awards debuting new icy-blonde highlights.<span class="copyright">Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.</span><br><br>

2014



By 2014, Gigi was on the precipice of achieving official star status. That year she not only landed her first swimsuit edition of Sports Illustrated, but also attended the American Music Awards debuting new icy-blonde highlights.Photo: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic.

<h3>2015</h3> <br><br>She hit up the same award show one year later, but walked the red carpet with a stunning <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2015/11/98167/gigi-hadid-bob-haircut" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:new bob" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">new bob</a> the second time around. Unfortunately for fans of the look, the shorter hairstyle was merely the result of a wig.<span class="copyright">Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.</span><br><br>

2015



She hit up the same award show one year later, but walked the red carpet with a stunning new bob the second time around. Unfortunately for fans of the look, the shorter hairstyle was merely the result of a wig.Photo: Jason Merritt/Getty Images.

That same year, Hadid scored a spot on the Victoria's Secret runway. Would you believe that she didn't get the gig the first time she auditioned? "My first year trying out, I didn’t get it," she told <em><a href="https://www.allure.com/gallery/gigi-hadid-style-evolution" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Allure" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Allure</a></em>. "I think they said I looked too young... I had a baby face." By the time she <em>did</em> make her big winged debut, she did so in a full set of <a href="https://www.google.com/search?q=refinery29+victoria%27s+secret+har&spell=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjVi-iYgIjkAhWNjVkKHV3ADJEQBQgsKAA&biw=1152&bih=569" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Angel waves" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Angel waves</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.</span>
That same year, Hadid scored a spot on the Victoria's Secret runway. Would you believe that she didn't get the gig the first time she auditioned? "My first year trying out, I didn’t get it," she told Allure. "I think they said I looked too young... I had a baby face." By the time she did make her big winged debut, she did so in a full set of Angel waves. Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.
<h3>2016</h3> <br><br>Gigi loves faking out fans with temporary hair, as evidenced by her <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/10/127226/how-to-style-fake-bangs-hair-trend-tutorial" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:clip-in bangs" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">clip-in bangs</a> at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Despite their authenticity, or lack thereof, there's no doubt that the messy bedhead vibe is one Gigi wears well.<span class="copyright">Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.</span><br><br>

2016



Gigi loves faking out fans with temporary hair, as evidenced by her clip-in bangs at the 2016 MTV Movie Awards. Despite their authenticity, or lack thereof, there's no doubt that the messy bedhead vibe is one Gigi wears well.Photo: Kevin Mazur/WireImage.

Gigi had entered into a <em>very</em> public <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/03/106775/gigi-hadid-zayn-malik-relationship-haters" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:relationship with Zayn Malik" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">relationship with Zayn Malik</a> that same year. One of their first red carpet appearances together included the 2016 Met Gala — the same event where Hadid wore a back-grazing ponytail and <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2016/05/109811/gigi-hadid-met-gala-manicure" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:$2,000 manicure" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">$2,000 manicure</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images.</span>
Gigi had entered into a very public relationship with Zayn Malik that same year. One of their first red carpet appearances together included the 2016 Met Gala — the same event where Hadid wore a back-grazing ponytail and $2,000 manicure. Photo: Rabbani and Solimene Photography/Getty Images.
<h3>2017</h3> <br><br>If anyone could get you to <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/05/152586/met-gala-2017-drugstore-beauty" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:buy drugstore makeup" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">buy drugstore makeup</a>, it's Gigi at the Met Gala — which is exactly where she wore an $8 Maybelline eyeliner to create this dramatic cat-eye. (Hadid's the face of the brand.)<span class="copyright">Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images.</span><br><br>

2017



If anyone could get you to buy drugstore makeup, it's Gigi at the Met Gala — which is exactly where she wore an $8 Maybelline eyeliner to create this dramatic cat-eye. (Hadid's the face of the brand.)Photo: Gilbert Carrasquillo/GC Images.

Gigi served major Serena van der Woodsen vibes at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar Icons party with flowing undone waves and bold liner. <span class="copyright">Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.</span>
Gigi served major Serena van der Woodsen vibes at the 2017 Harper's Bazaar Icons party with flowing undone waves and bold liner. Photo: Taylor Hill/FilmMagic.
<h3>2018</h3> <br><br>For Gigi's 2018 Met Gala makeup, the beauty was in the details. Look closely and you'll notice the model's angelic glitter liner cascading from her eyes.<span class="copyright">Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.</span><br><br>

2018



For Gigi's 2018 Met Gala makeup, the beauty was in the details. Look closely and you'll notice the model's angelic glitter liner cascading from her eyes.Photo: Neilson Barnard/Getty Images.

In honor of her golden birthday, Gigi rang in her 23rd year decked in head-to-toe gold. From her buttery blonde hair to shimmering inner corners, the model set a new standard for <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2018/08/206939/kylie-jenner-birthday-makeup-hair-beauty-transformation" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:birthday beauty" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">birthday beauty</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: Gotham/GC Images.</span>
In honor of her golden birthday, Gigi rang in her 23rd year decked in head-to-toe gold. From her buttery blonde hair to shimmering inner corners, the model set a new standard for birthday beauty. Photo: Gotham/GC Images.
Everyone was talking about Gigi's Versace jumpsuit at the <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-gb/2018/06/200813/cfda-fashion-awards-2018" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:2018 CFDA Fashion Awards" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">2018 CFDA Fashion Awards</a>, but we were focused on hunting down that red lipstick. Turns out, makeup artist <a href="https://www.instagram.com/erinparsonsmakeup/?hl=en" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Erin Parsons" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Erin Parsons</a> used everyone's favorite matte lipstick: <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/maybelline-superstay-matte-ink-lipstick-review" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Maybelline's Superstay Ink" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Maybelline's Superstay Ink</a> (in Heroine). <span class="copyright">Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.</span>
Everyone was talking about Gigi's Versace jumpsuit at the 2018 CFDA Fashion Awards, but we were focused on hunting down that red lipstick. Turns out, makeup artist Erin Parsons used everyone's favorite matte lipstick: Maybelline's Superstay Ink (in Heroine). Photo: Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images.
<h3>2019</h3> <br><br>Gigi never disappoints on a Met Gala red carpet, but in 2019 she <em>really</em> showed up thanks to these fluttery white falsies.<span class="copyright">Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage.</span><br><br>

2019



Gigi never disappoints on a Met Gala red carpet, but in 2019 she really showed up thanks to these fluttery white falsies.Photo: Theo Wargo/WireImage.

While her sister <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/08/240568/bella-hadid-blonde-hair-color-after-breakup" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Bella transitioned back to blonde" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Bella transitioned back to blonde</a>, Gigi's opted for warmer roots. By the 2019 CFDA Awards, she had officially ditched her signature bright blonde for low-maintenance <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2019/06/234495/gigi-hadid-ombre-blonde-highlights" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:ombré highlights" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">ombré highlights</a>. <span class="copyright">Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage.</span>
While her sister Bella transitioned back to blonde, Gigi's opted for warmer roots. By the 2019 CFDA Awards, she had officially ditched her signature bright blonde for low-maintenance ombré highlights. Photo: Michael Stewart/WireImage.
Gigi's biggest beauty moments may be from the red carpet or runway, but some of her best looks come from her off-duty hours. See: Her barefaced, dewy glow and topknot updo in New York City. <span class="copyright">Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images.</span>
Gigi's biggest beauty moments may be from the red carpet or runway, but some of her best looks come from her off-duty hours. See: Her barefaced, dewy glow and topknot updo in New York City. Photo: Ilya S. Savenok/Getty Images.
<h3>2020</h3> <br>This year, the supermodel's most noteworthy beauty look was displayed at The Harper's Bazaar Exhibition during Paris Fashion Week. <a href="https://www.instagram.com/p/B9C4ggIjYKG/" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Makeup artist Patrick Ta" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Makeup artist Patrick Ta </a>created an unexpected <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/2017/08/167134/graphic-eyeliner-trend-photos" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:floating white liner" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">floating white liner</a> look, paired with a sleek center-parted bun, courtesy of hairstylist Laura Polko. <span class="copyright">Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.</span><br>

2020


This year, the supermodel's most noteworthy beauty look was displayed at The Harper's Bazaar Exhibition during Paris Fashion Week. Makeup artist Patrick Ta created an unexpected floating white liner look, paired with a sleek center-parted bun, courtesy of hairstylist Laura Polko. Photo: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images.

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