Gigi Hadid turns cover star for Elle USA for the first time and it’s truly magical!

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Model and fashion star, Gigi Hadid marks her first with Elle USA as she stars on their cover for the March edition. Shooting in the ethereal paradise Rio, the model opens up about her struggles, goals and journey in the March edition.

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#GigiHadid on why she marched against Trump’s travel ban in 2017: “Hearing my family’s stories. My family was grateful to be given the chance to make a different life for themselves. Everyone could have stories like that if they were given the chance.” Link in bio for ELLE’s full March 2019 cover story.⁣⁣ ⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣⁣ Creative Director: #stephengan⁣⁣ Photographer: @chriscolls⁣⁣ Model: @gigihadid, @imgmodels⁣⁣ Stylist: @ilona_hamer⁣⁣ Wearing: @armani ⁣⁣ Production: Bjorn F. Gerling at Production Berlin Group, Sophie Meister at Production LA⁣⁣ On-set production: Claudio Gomes and Gustavo Dantas⁣⁣ Hair: @ward_hair, @thewallgroup⁣⁣ Makeup: @fulviafarolfi, @bryanbantryinc⁣⁣ Nails: @julieknailsnyc, @bryanbantryinc⁣⁣ @belmond⁣⁣ @janeirohotel, @latamairlines, @visitbrasil

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“There are different levels of crazy—adventure excites me, and I’ve done a lot of adventurous things in my life,” @gigihadid tells @ninagarcia for her first U.S. ELLE cover. “But I’m a daredevil, not an idiot. I know my limits. Outside my comfort zone is usually when I don’t connect with the creative team on something—things that might offend other people,” she continues. “When I was young, and I knew in my heart that it wasn’t a creative thing I should be going for, I would try to reach out to people on set, but maybe they weren’t the right ones to talk to. As I’ve gotten more successful, people listen to me more. I have more confidence to know when I think something is wrong and stand up for that.”⁣ Link in bio. ⁣ ELLE March 2019 credits:⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Creative Director: #stephengan⁣ Photographer: @chriscolls⁣ Model: @gigihadid, @imgmodels⁣ Stylist: @ilona_hamer⁣ Wearing: @ferragamo, @cynthiarowley, @swarovski, @isabelmarant⁣ Production: Bjorn F. Gerling at Production Berlin Group, Sophie Meister at Production LA⁣ On-set production: Claudio Gomes and Gustavo Dantas⁣ Hair: @ward_hair, @thewallgroup⁣ Makeup: @fulviafarolfi, @bryanbantryinc⁣ Nails: @julieknailsnyc, @bryanbantryinc⁣ @belmond⁣ @janeirohotel, @latamairlines, @visitbrasil

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Styled by Ilona Hammer, Gigi is seen wearing a Cynthia Rowley wetsuit paired with a popping pink Ferragamo jacket, accessories by Swarovski and heels by Isabel Marant.

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Gigi Hadid is currently on top of the world. But the 23-year-old fashion star doesn’t take any of it for granted. “I come from privilege, and I recognize my privilege,” she tells @ninagarcia for her first U.S. ELLE cover. “People think that my whole childhood was fame. It absolutely was not. My mom was a model. She moved to the States when she was 16 to send money back to her family in Holland. My dad was a refugee and worked his way up in every way. I work hard to honor my parents.” Link in bio for the full March 2019 cover story.⁣ ⁣ ELLE March 2019 credits:⁣ Editor-in-chief: @ninagarcia⁣ Creative Director: #stephengan⁣ Photographer: @chriscolls⁣ Model: @gigihadid, @imgmodels⁣ Production: Bjorn F. Gerling at Production Berlin Group, Sophie Meister at Production LA⁣ On-set production: Claudio Gomes and Gustavo Dantas⁣ Stylist: @ilona_hamer⁣ Wearing: @marcjacobs, @dior⁣ Hair: @ward_hair, @thewallgroup⁣ Makeup: @fulviafarolfi, @bryanbantryinc⁣ Nails: @julieknailsnyc, @bryanbantryinc⁣ @belmond⁣ @janeirohotel, @latamairlines, @visitbrasil

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In other shots, the sartorial star was seen wearing ensembles and accessories by Prada, Bulgari, Armani, Marc Jacobs and Dior.

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