Fashion meets fitness in Gigi Hadid’s cover of the August issue of Vogue.
The supermodel donned a wetsuit and wielded a javelin to grace the athletes’ issue of Vogue alongside American decathlete and Olympic gold medalist Ashton Eaton. It was a sort of homecoming for the Santa Barbara native, who shot the cover photoshoot in her sunny California hometown.
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
“I couldn’t think of a cover I’d rather be on than the one celebrating athletes,” Hadid wrote in her Instagram post sharing the Vogue cover. “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.”
Hadid and Eaton bonded over their shared hometown of Santa Barbara and Hadid’s Olympic skier dad, Mohamed Hadid, who represented Jordan in France in 1992.
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