In this Instagram post, Hadid shows the hands of her and her friends covered in a familiar sight: beautiful henna designs. Aware that many weren't familiar with her cultural background, she wrote a pre-emptive strike to would-be trolls in the caption: "& before you go all 'cultural appropriation' in my comments, check out the last name. Hadid. Half Palestinian & proud of it." This outright declaration of pride grabbed headlines, with many news outlets reporting on the post.

#ThrowbackThursday: Take a Look at the Times Gigi Hadid & Her Family Repped Their Palestinian Roots

Gigi Hadid is half Palestinian and proud.