Gigi and Bella's plus-size model cousin Joann Van Den Herik showcases her curves

The Hadid siblings are among the best paid models in the world, with Bella, Gigi and brother Anwar dominating the catwalks of London, Paris, New York and Milan.

But back in their mother Yolanda’s home country of the Netherlands their cousin Joann van de Herik, 21, is taking the social media world by storm.

The model, who is the daughter of Yolanda’s businessman brother Leo van de Herik, has wracked up 445,000 followers on social media after sharing TikTok videos in racy underwear filmed from her bedroom during lockdown.  

In one video, captioned: ‘When people say they don’t like fat girls’, the UK size 16 influencer sports a grey tracksuit and white tank top and dances to a song with lyrics ‘I’ll be honest I don’t really understand it’.

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Hadid cousin Joann van de Herik, 21, is taking the social media world by storm, showing off her incredible curves in very little clothing in a series of TikTok videos filmed from her bedroom in lockdown

Joann van de Herik, 21, is taking the social media world by storm, showing off her incredible curves in very little clothing in a series of TikTok videos (pictured)

Hadid cousin Joann van de Herik, 21, from the Netherlands, is taking the social media world by storm, showing off her incredible curves in very little clothing in a series of TikTok videos filmed from her bedroom in lockdown (Pictured left in an Instagram shot and right in a TikTok video)

Joann is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid's businessman brother Leo van de Herik and bears a striking resemblance to to Gigi with her long blonde locks and infectious smile

Joann is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid’s businessman brother Leo van de Herik and bears a striking resemblance to to Gigi with her long blonde locks and infectious smile

In another, Joann poses in a black corset as she discusses body positivity and fat acceptance while dancing to an upbeat song.

Despite her apparent confidence, the stunning model has previously spoken about her struggles to accept her body. 

Last year, she shared her thoughts on self image with SLiNK magazine – claiming it is important not to compare yourself to others. 

The model spoke about how changing your mindset is a great first step to body confidence, and advocated switching ‘negative thoughts into positive thoughts.’ 

In one sultry video, Joann shows off the looks she'd wear to 'pull you' and stars in a stunning silk gown

In one sultry video, Joann shows off the looks she’d wear to ‘pull you’ and stars in a stunning silk gown

Despite her incredible confidence, the stunning model has regularly spoken about how she previously struggled to accept her body.

A champion for body positivity she shared her thoughts on self image with SLiNK magazine last year - claiming it is important not to compare yourself to others

Despite her incredible confidence, the stunning model has regularly spoken about how she previously struggled to accept her body

Joann is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid's businessman brother Leo van de Herik and seems particularly close to her cousin Bella, 24, who she's posted several Instagram snaps with

Joann is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid’s businessman brother Leo van de Herik and seems particularly close to her cousin Bella, 24, who she’s posted several Instagram snaps with 

Family gathering: Yolanda's brother Leo (back row centre) with Anwar Hadid, Joann (right) and Gigi (front centre)

Family gathering: Yolanda’s brother Leo (back row centre) with Anwar Hadid, Joann (right) and Gigi (front centre)

Speaking to the magazine she said: ‘Whenever I’m really insecure about some part of my body, I just think: “But does it really matter?”. 

‘Does it make me less of a human? Or just look at it another way and focus on the beautiful parts.’

Joann admitted that the people you choose to socialise with will also have an impact on your body confidence.

She continued: ‘Surround yourself with positive people. I was always surrounded by people who were negative about themselves, and that negative energy consumes you.’ 

Coming from one of the most famous and beautiful families in the world, it' would be easy for Joann to see herself in constant comparison to others, but according to the model this is something you should never do.

Coming from one of the most famous and beautiful families in the world, it' would be easy for Joann to see herself in constant comparison to others, but according to the model this is something you should never do.

The model, who has gained hundreds of thousands of followers online, often poses in racy underwear and shares videos and snaps on her social media accounts  

‘You take that negative energy and start thinking that way about yourself as well. As soon as you feel that people take too much from you, leave them.’  

And while she grew up 5600 miles away from her LA-based cousins in Kaatsheuvel, Netherlands, she’s clearly inherited looks from her aunt Yolanda, who herself had a bustling career as a model before getting married to Mohammed Hadid in 1994.

Drake famously rapped he has a house full of supermodels just like Mohammed Hadid, but many may not realise how involved the entire family is with the fashion industry.  

Gigi, 25, who recently gave birth to her first child with former One Direction star Zayn Malik,  has made 35 appearances on international Vogue magazine covers.

Bella and Gigi's younger brother Anwar, 21, is also a model and has walked for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger

Bella and Gigi’s younger brother Anwar, 21, is also a model and has walked for Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger 

Gigi and Bella's fashion designer and stylist sister Alana Hadid

Mariella was born to Mohamed Hadid before he married Gigi and Bella's mother Yolanda

Gigi Hadid has two less well known but equally glamorous older sisters Alana (left) and Mariella (right). The girls were born to their father Mohamed Hadid before he married Gigi and Bella’s mother Yolanda 

Just yesterday the 21-year-old shared an image of Gigi's latest campaign for Alexander Wang, saying she 'loved' the look

Just yesterday the 21-year-old shared an image of Gigi’s latest campaign for Alexander Wang, saying she ‘loved’ the look

Bella has been voted Model of the Year several times, while their younger brother Anwar, 21, has also launched a modelling career and has walked for the likes of Ralph Lauren and Tommy Hilfiger. 

Meanwhile, their older half-sister Alana, daughter of her father Mohamed Hadid, is a stylist and fashion designer for T-shirt brand Currentmoji. 

Joann appears to share a warm relationship with her cousins and regularly celebrates their achievements.

Just yesterday she shared an image of her cousin’s latest campaign for Alexander Wang, saying she ‘loved’ the look. 

In one video Joann poses in just a black corset as she discusses body positivity and fat acceptance while dancing to an upbeat song

In one video Joann poses in just a black corset as she discusses body positivity and fat acceptance while dancing to an upbeat song

In one video, captioned: 'When people say they don't like fat girls', the UK size 16 influencer, who has 445,000 followers across Instagram and TikTok, sports a grey tracksuit and white tank top and dances to a song with lyrics 'I'll be honest I don't really understand it'.

It's no surprise Joann has racked up hundreds of thousands of followers thanks to her stunning looks

It’s no surprise Joann has racked up hundreds of thousands of followers thanks to her stunning looks 

And last year, after a trip to the Netherlands  Bella shared a sweet message on Instagram, writing: ‘Always the hardest goodbye but I am so grateful for these weeks together… I love you @ansvandenherik @joannvdherik.’ 

She celebrated the release of Yolanda Hadid’s biography and said she’s been inspired by her aunt’s fight against Lyme disease. 

‘I’m so proud of you Auntie and I look up to you every day,’ she said. 

She also attended the launch of Gigi’s collection with Tommy Hilfiger in The Netherlands and has posed wearing a shirt from the range on social media. 

The  TikTok star has gained hundreds of thousands of followers on her page, where she posts silly and playful fashion videos promoting body positivity

The  TikTok star has gained hundreds of thousands of followers on her page, where she posts silly and playful fashion videos promoting body positivity 

Lady in red! Joann often poses in gorgeous red outfits for her 232,000 TikTok followers including cropped co-ords and a tight slinky dress

Lady in red! Joann often poses in gorgeous red outfits for her 232,000 TikTok followers including cropped co-ords and a tight slinky dress

Lady in red! Joann often poses in gorgeous red outfits for her 232,000 TikTok followers including cropped co-ords and a tight slinky dress

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