World-Famous Supermodel Embraces Palestinian Heritage For Vogue Cover

Ford Springer | Contributor

Gigi Hadid will appear on the cover of the first ever Vogue Arabia magazine, and the world-famous supermodel embraced her Palestinian heritage by posing in a bejeweled headscarf for the cover shot.

(Photo credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

(Photo credit: MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

The Victoria’s Secret model is the daughter of Yolanda Hadid and Palestinian real estate developer Mohamed Hadid. She’s opened up about her Arab roots before and was honored to be the model to appear on this particular Vogue cover.

The half-Palestinian stunner posted a photo of her latest cover to her Instagram account on Wednesday and described how much it means to her to be featured on the front of the first Vogue Arabia.

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“I think the beautiful thing about there being international Vogue’s is that, as a fashion community, we are able to celebrate, and share with the world, different cultures,” Hadid wrote in the post. “Being half-Palestinian, it means the world to me to be on the first-ever cover(s) of @voguearabia, and I hope that this magazine will show another layer of the fashion industry’s desire to continue to accept, celebrate, and incorporate all people & customs and make everyone feel like they have fashion images and moments they can relate to… & learn and grow in doing so.”

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Hadid is one of the hottest models in the world right now, and is in constant demand by big-name fashion brands. Because of that and her roots, the half-Palestinian beauty was a perfect fit for the Vogue Arabia launch.

Ford Springer



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