Yolanda may have had a tough 2015 but one thing she does have is a loyal family that continues to stand by her side!
Her eldest daughter, supermodel Gigi Hadid recently competed on MasterChef Celebrity Showdown for charity, where she was competing to win $25,000 for the Global Lyme Alliance for Lyme Disease which obviously hits close to home!
Not only has her mother Yolanda been struggling with Lyme disease for years which has been documented on RHOBH, but it was revealed that her younger siblings Bella and Anwar were diagnosed with the disease as well.
Gigi shared their family struggle to Entertainment Tonight saying: “Not enough people know what Lyme disease is and they dangers of being bitten by an insect. For that on its own is amazing but with [the cash prize of] $25,000, we can help with finding a cure. It can help so much.”
“I’m the only one in, of my siblings, my mom and my family that hasn’t been affected by Lyme disease. It’s been really hard for me because I’m the only one that doesn’t really understand it. What’s been hardest for me is just trying to find a way to be their hope and kind of be a strength for them even with the disease that I can’t understand fully because I haven’t been through it.”
Gigi came out a winner as well with a delicious burger. Gigi dedicated her $25,000 check to “all the Lymies out there.”
Congrats to Gigi – She seems to excel at whatever she does!
Thoughts on Gigi competing for Lyme Disease research?? Are you surprised that the supermodel can also apparently cook??