Gigi Hadid And Bella Hadid's Cousin Joann Van Den Herik Is A Body-Positive Model

The famous sisters have a model cousin in Holland that looks identical to the pair.

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You know the names of Gigi, Bella and Anwar Hadid - the famous offspring of model Yolanda Hadid and businessman Mohammed Hadid - who have raised to A-list status over the years thanks to countless catwalk appearances, beauty campaigns and magazine covers.

So, it's time to let you into a little secret - they're not the only kids with model looks in the family.

Enter, Joann van den Herik.

As the daughter of one of Yolanda's siblings, the 18-year-old Holland-based star is a cousin of Bella and Gigi, who recently launched her own modelling career as a plus-size model by signing with 12+ UK Model Management.

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Out & about with my auntie @yolanda.hadid ❤️🦋🍟 #Amsterdam #RembrandtPlein

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With over 31,000 followers on Instagram, the model regularly post photographs of herself with body-positive messages, opening up about her former insecurities and even has her own YouTube channel with over 1,150 subscribers where she talks fashion, beauty and health.

In one Instagram post of herself lying on a bed, the teenager explains: 'When I was younger I always was so happy when it became winter so I could hide my body. I hated the summer, I'd have to wear shorts otherwise I'd sweat to death???? I thought my legs were so fat! I was so afraid what people'd think of me.

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'I was always like "omg they're probably look at my fat legs" or "omg they're probably laughing at me because my hips are big".

My family is the best ❤️ (missing a few tho BUT I LOVE THEM ALL)

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'So stupid, because you should wear whatever you feel good in and don't care about other people's opinion.'

In another post, she writes: 'When I was younger I used to think my nose and face were really ugly so I needed my eyes to pop out in every photo otherwise I would feel like people would focus on these ugly parts.'

Joann - who looks identical to Gigi's Instagram dopplegänger, model Iza Ijerman - also posts numerous pictures to social media of her hanging out with her famous cousins, regularly posting throwback snaps of their family and congratulating them on their fashion successes.

I got you ❣️ #FamilyFirst

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HAPPY HUGS 💫

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The typical family photo 🤓 #TOMMYxGIGI

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An afternoon at the mills with my favorite auntie ❣️🇳🇱❣️ #Holland #Happy #Family

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Watch out world, there's a new model in our midst.

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