It’s a new landmark for popular supermodel Gigi Hadid (who so happens to be Kendall Jenner’s BFF ) as she appears on the August Issue of American Vogue with golden athlete (and hot I might add) Ashton Easton.
The social media star was just as excited as she gushed about it to millions of fans on Instagram describing it as “an ultimate dream”.
An ultimate dream come true, I am beyond humbled. Shooting my first American @voguemagazine cover, in my hometown, was so surreal. And to be able to share it with Olympic Gold Medalist and my new friend #AshtonEaton is such an honor. I couldn't think of a cover I'd rather be on than the one celebrating athletics. Being an athlete has brought so much pride and joy to my life and has instilled the work ethic that still drives me every day. To Anna, @mariotestino, @tonnegood & everyone at Vogue- thank you from the bottom of my heart for believing in me, teaching me, showing me the world, and being such a pleasure to work with. ❤️ To @luizmattos1906 and my @imgmodels family, I don't thank you guys enough- I appreciate you so much. We did it!!!!!!! This one's dedicated to my biggest inspirations to work hard, my family, to all my coaches throughout my life 🏐🐎 and of course to the fans that have stuck by me from the start!!! Feeling extremely blessed. x
The photoshoot is a breath of fresh air, literally. It has an Olympic feel (courtesy Ashton) and isn’t the usual bikini shot you’d be expecting. And Gigi really looks in her element, she owned it.
Here’s a short BTS (behind the scenes) video. Enjoy ….