Meet the stunning Hamlin sisters stealing Gigi and Bella Hadid's model crown – and they're pals with Kim Kardashian too

GIGI and Bella Hadid better watch their backs – because modelling’s next Sister Act are coming to steal their crown.

And while you might not be familiar with Delilah Belle and Amelia Gray Hamlin, you soon will do.

The stunning sisters, who grew up in Los Angeles, have already walked the runway for a string of top designers and are set to take the fashion world by storm this year.

Like Gigi, Delilah, 22, is blonde, beautiful – and has her own younger, brunette sister to boot.

And this week, 19-year-old Amelia showed us exactly why designers are queuing up to dress her as she flaunted her impressive curves in a black thong bikini while relaxing on a Mexico beach with boyfriend Scott Disick, 37.

Some have been quick to draw comparisons to Gigi, 25, and Bella, 24, but the Hamlin sisters have dismissed the similarities as being merely on the surface.

Amelia said: “We’re our own people. We have similar hair colours, and that’s it. We really respect and look up to [Gigi and Bella] — they’re such hard workers.”

Yet, we can reveal they have plenty of other things in common aside from their hair colour.

Reality TV stars

Just like Gigi and Bella, the Hamlin sisters grew up in the spotlight. Dad Harry Hamlin, 69, is a Hollywood actor, while their mum is actress turned reality TV star Lisa Rinna, 57, now one of the stars of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills – alongside Gigi and Bella’s mum, Yolanda, 56.

And before their careers took off, supermodels Gigi and Bella got their first taste of fame by occasionally appearing on the show.

Speaking in a 2017 interview, Amelia said they grew up thinking it was “normal” to be followed around by cameras at home.

She said: “It’s so normal for us. Ever since I was eight we were filming. It’s just our environment now."

Modelling is in their blood

For both the Hadid and Hamlin sisters, modelling is in their blood.
Yolanda is a former model who worked all over the world before meeting husband Mohammed Hadid and deciding to settle down to start a family.

Gigi was signed by top model agency IMG Models in 2013, with them snapping up sister Bella the following year. Younger brother Anwar, 22, followed in their footsteps and signed to the same agency two years later.

Anwar, who is dating singer Dua Lipa, has worked with the likes of Hugo Boss and Valentino – and even shot for Vogue.

IMG Models can clearly spot talent as they also represent Amelia, taking her on as a 16-year-old.

Delilah and Amelia’s mum Lisa is best known for starring in US soap opera Days of Our Lives. But she’s also dabbled in modelling and posed nude for Playboy magazine while six months pregnant with Delilah.

The Hamlin sisters' half brother 40-year-old Dimitri Alexander – whose mum is Bond actress Ursula Andress – has also tried his hand at modelling too.


Both sets of sisters credit their mums as being one of the most important influences on their lives – and careers.

Gigi revealed mum Yolanda taught her about the importance of “hard work” in the modelling industry.

She said: "We were born in different times but we work hard too. In different ways. I was one of the first ones who started this thing, who started to communicate through social media, but I made it with my mentality, or actually the mentality my mom gave me.

"If you are not the girl who is working harder than the other girls there will be one more beautiful than you, one who is going to work harder than you."

Delilah revealed she also relied on her mum Lisafor career advice. She said: “My mom always taught me to be nice to everyone which has helped me thus far!”

Lisa is a proud momager, saying: “I have mad respect for Kris Jenner.”

British boyfriends

Both Gigi and Delilah love a Brit. Gigi gave birth to a daughter with former One Direction star Zayn Malik, 27. The pair have been in an on-off relationship since they first started dating in 2015.

In a 2016 interview, Gigi revealed she liked the “British sense of charm” and Zayn had even got her into Brit staple food, baked beans.

She said: “I’m loving Heinz baked beans in the morning, yeah and Z cooks a lot. He makes a brilliant curry. Butter chicken is his signature dish. Don’t worry — he’s representing good for the British boys!”

Delilah has been dating Love Island’s Eyal Booker since 2019 after meeting at Coachella festival – and the US model has even been contemplating relocating to the UK to be with him.

Writing on Instagram, she said: “We definitely talk about it but I'm happy with how we do it now where I'm in LA half the time and London half the time…

“But with everything going on in the world right now, we're talking about it but I'm not sure. LA is my home. But so is Eyal so.”

Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Not only is Gigi best friends with fellow model Kendall Jenner, the pair are even ex-step siblings. Gigi’s mum Yolanda was married to David Foster, whose ex wife is Linda Thompson – Caitlyn Jenner’s first wife.

The Hamlins are also part of this inner circle as mum Lisa is pals with Kris Jenner, with rumours the Kardashian momager might even join the cast of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Kris, Lisa, Delilah and Amelia all modelled Kim Kardashian West’s shapewear brand SKIMS last year.

And now Amelia is dating Kourtney Kardashian’s ex, Scott Disick, the ties to the Kardashians are set to get even stronger.


Social media savvy

All four women know it takes more than good looks to be a successful model – you have to be savvy at social media.

Gigi is one of the most in-demand models in the world, but she’s also one of the most followed on Instagram, with an incredible 62.3million followers, while Bella boasts 37.2million followers.

Delilah has clocked up 1.3million followers and Amelia is not far behind with 732,000 followers with the sisters using Instagram to showcase their glamorous, jet set lifestyles.

Mental health battles

Both sets of sisters have won praise for opening up about their struggles with mental health.

Gigi has admitted that both her and Zayn have battled anxiety and how she feels the pressure to be a picture-perfect role model for her fans.

She has said: “Sometimes I have to literally sit myself down and be like, You are a good person. You go into everything you do with a good heart and with good intentions. And sometimes you have hard days, and sometimes people judge you for things that they're just guessing by seeing in a picture.”

She added: “You start to think that you're supposed to be perfect in all of these moments.”

In 2019, sister Bella decided to speak about her depression to help raise awareness. She said: “I feel guilty for being able to live this incredible life, have the opportunities that I do, but somehow still be depressed. It doesn’t make sense.”

Delilah has revealed she has sought treatment for mental health issues. Writing on Instagram in 2019, she said: “I wanted to share this with you guys today because it could help at least one person struggling with anxiety and or depression.

“This time last year I was in rehabilitation. I moved to New York to start my journey as a student at NYU. Not long after I moved to New York I began having terrible depression.”

She added: “I knew the way I was living was unhealthy and detrimental to my mental health so I called my mom and told her I needed help. Little did I know that this was going to be the BEST thing that has ever happened to me.”

Little sister Amelia’s 2018 candid Instagram post about how she had suffered from an eating disorder went viral.

She wrote: “I went through this journey not for attention, not for people to pity me, but to help. I am on this earth to help people, and I know that. One in 200 women in the US suffers from anorexia. And I want to help."

Supportive sisters

Modelling is notoriously cut-throat so you might expect a bit of competition or jealousy with the sisters working in the same industry – but both the Hadids and Hamlins insist there is no sibling rivalry when it comes to their careers.

Gigi said: “I feel very lucky to be able to have a piece of home in my work environment. We are each other’s biggest fans. It has been a huge joy of my life to watch my little sister flourish, and to help when I can.”

When asked about any rivalry, Amelia said: “People always ask if there’s competition [between us]. No, we’re on the same team. Her accomplishments are my accomplishments.”

And this support seems to extend to each other. Gigi even taught Delilah how to walk the runway ahead of her turn on the Dolce and Gabbana show during Milan Fashion Week in 2017.

Beauty and brains

The Hadid and Hamlin sisters have both been blessed with beauty – and brains too. After graduating from high school, Gigi attended The New School in New York, where she studied criminal psychology.

But she later decided to drop out to pursue her career in modelling full time.

As youngsters, Delilah wanted to be a secret agent, while Amelia harboured dreams of becoming an astronaut.

Like Gigi, Delilah also studied in the Big Apple, at New York University. Amelia also went to college in New York, studying food, nutrition and psychology before dropping out and returning home following her anorexia battle.

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