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10.30.2017

As we all know now, Gigi was nominated one of the 2017 Women of the Year by Glamour Magazine along with Nicole Kidman, Solange Knowles, Samantha Bee and Maxine Waters. Read the full Gigi article and the photoshoot below:

The first time most of us saw Gigi Hadid was on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. In one early cameo, the oldest daughter of model Yolanda Hadid and real-estate developer Mohamed Hadid is on set for a Guess ad campaign. A model since the age of “maybe three,” her mom says, the 17-year-old seems more excited about her upcoming birthday party than the job at hand. And then she steps in front of the camera: She moves with an arresting, comes-from-within confidence; her eyes—an otherworldly shade of blue-green—are super-smized. “Gigi’s got ‘it,’” Yolanda says. “She’s taking off.”

In the five years since, Gigi Hadid didn’t just take off—she took over. She’s racked up both commercial success (Victoria’s Secret, Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue, a forthcoming collection with Maybelline) and industry cred (the cover of Vogue, walking the Tom Ford show). At only 22, she has 36 million Insta­gram followers and co-designs Tommy x Gigi, a best-selling collection with Tommy Hilfiger. It’s all been enough to make her one of the ­highest-paid models in the world, according to Forbes.

Lucky? Sure, and she’s quick to admit it. “I was obviously very blessed growing up,” she says when we connect after an unrelenting Fashion Month that had her strutting down runways in New York, London, Milan, and Paris. But ask anyone who knows her well, and they’ll disprove any preconceived notions. “She is genuinely a thoughtful and present person, who, in the middle of the chaos, never wavers in being completely lovely,” says Moschino creative director Jeremy Scott, who cast Hadid in her first runway show, back in 2014. “Gigi has a dedication to her job, and a love for it.” Actress and 2012 Glamour Woman of the Year Lena Dunham first met Hadid through Taylor Swift (“a great connector,” she notes). “I have to admit I didn’t expect to have a ton in common with Gigi,” Dunham says. “She’s almost a decade younger than I am. She grew up among glitterati in Los Angeles. She’s a supermodel. But from the moment we met—or maybe five minutes later, when she announced her fantasy of taking a nap inside a loaf of bread—I was like, ‘Holy crap. That’s my kind of girl.’ Gigi is open, giggly, wise and hardworking…. I am lucky to have in her a fierce role model.”

It’s a fierceness Hadid credits to being the first-born of two immigrants. (Yolanda emigrated from Holland in her teens—“she sent all of the money she made back home,” Gigi says—and Mohamed was born in Palestine.) “Both of my parents came from very humble beginnings and worked very, very hard,” she says. “It seems natural for them to have instilled that in their children.” And yet it’s rarely part of the story told about her. “When I started working in fashion, it was like, ‘Gigi, the all-American.’ I was very much that ‘girl next door,’” she says, “but if you read my interviews, I always talk about my parents’ cultural backgrounds.”

There’s something else she likes to talk about: social and political issues. While a previous generation of models typically kept quiet, Hadid, who studied criminal psychology for two years at New York City’s The New School before pursuing modeling full-time, understands the power of the audience she’s built. “I want to be the person who always uses my platform to share what I’m passionate about, but it’s also scary and something I’ve learned to be cautious about” she says. But when she decides she has something worth saying, Hadid goes hard. She’s spoken out about gun control, and back in January, when President Trump signed an executive order that suspended immigration to the U.S. from seven Muslim countries, she and her sister, Bella, marched in protest with a sign that read, “We are all Hindus, Buddhists, Muslims, Atheists, Christians, Jews” with letters highlighted to spell out the word humans.

Of course, visibility has its downside. (And dating someone as hounded as ex–One Direction singer Zayn Malik only adds to the glare.) And last fall things became downright threatening: A man she didn’t know grabbed her amid a scrum of Milan Fashion Week photographers. Hadid swiftly elbowed him in the face, a move some media outlets criticized. Still, she refused to back down. “I felt I was in danger, and I had every right to react the way I did,” she wrote in Lenny. “I want girls to…know that they have the right to fight back too.” The piece resonated—“Badass, good for you,” wrote one reader. And in an era in which women are still told harassment can be the unsavory side effect of “old dinosaurs learning new ways,” that’s just the kind of badass we need.

So what should someone as accessible, as popular, as undeniably on fire as Gigi Hadid do next? Anything she wants. “If something’s inspiring me, I’ll push myself harder to get there,” she says. One thing’s for certain: She’ll continue to buck expectations. Says Dunham: “She’s a smart blond. She’s a model who doesn’t give a crap about being steeped in mystery. And in a selfish business, she makes empowering others her goal. Gigi defies every darn stereotype.”

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