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Apparently, when it comes to Vogue and its many international branches, there’s no such thing as Hadid fatigue.
The eldest of the supermodel sisters, Gigi Hadid, has just landed her 12th (yup, count ’em) cover for the brand in less than two years. Her latest follows just three months after the release her first-ever American Vogue cover, which she shared with U.S. Olympian Ashton Eaton. The 21-year-old’s first Vogue cover was for Vogue Spain’s March 2015 issue, and she has since graced the front of the Australian, Brazilian, Dutch, Italian, British, Parisian (twice), Chinese, German and American editions.
The 21-year-old was chosen to star on American Vogue’s “Special Edition It Girl” issue, which also spotlights fellow first-name-only stars including Rihanna, Selena [Gomez], Zendaya, Cara [Delevingne] and, of course, her BFF Kendall [Jenner] — because Vogue needs a back-up cover girl when Gigi and little sister Bella are all booked up.
“I’m so honored to be on the cover of @VogueMagazine’s Special Edition issue & to be joined by so many It-Girl Style icons & friends !!!!!!!!” wrote Hadid on Instagram of the issue, which is available now on Amazon and on newsstands on Oct. 18.
Hadid was photographed by Gregory Harris on Atlanta Beach in New York, wearing a sparkling paillette sequin Altuzarra dress and her winning, $9 million smile. Photographed outdoors in the sunlight, the image is reminiscent of the 2014 September issue, which dubbed Delevingne, Karlie Kloss and Joan Smalls the “Instagirls,” a term the glossy ditched for the special edition issue in order to more accurately reference the scope of Hadid’s monster success, which reaches far beyond just her (massive) social media following.
At this point, Hadid’s career shows no signs of slowing down. In addition to launching her first Tommy x Gigi collection in collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger, she also revealed that she was designing boots for Stuart Weitzman, was recently named the face of Reebok and told The Wall Street Journal that her future goals include hosting her very own cooking show. Not bad for a 21-year-old.
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