Gigi Hadid thought she made it big when she landed her first ever American Vogue cover in 2016. But just two years later, at the age of 23, the young supermodel is on her way to beating the record number of times one individual has been on the cover of Vogue worldwide.
“I know I come from privilege, so when I started there was this big guilt of privilege, obviously,” @gigihadid says of the beginnings of her career in the July 2018 issue. “I’ve always had this big work ethic, because my parents came from nothing and I worked hard to honour them. There are so many girls who come [from] all over the world and work their arses off and send money home to their families like my mother did, and I wanted to stand next to them backstage and for them to look at me and respect me and to know that it’s never about me trying to overshadow or take their place. So when I started out I wanted to prove myself so badly that sometimes I would overwork myself.” Read Hadid’s cover interview in full via the link in the bio. The issue goes on sale Monday, June 25. Photographed by @giampaolosgura, styled by @christinecentenera, Vogue Australia, July 2018.
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On Monday, Hadid took to Instagram to share the June 2018 cover of Vogue Australia, featuring a photo of herself in an eclectic look and words that read “Break the Rules.” Fans, however, were quick to point out that it should read “break the record,” as the photo marks the 35th of Hadid on a Vogue cover.
@GiGiHadid you have 35 vogue covers (and counting) now wow i remember you tweeting about your first ever and us all being excited that you had finally landed one and now you're heading towards having FORTY i couldn't be any prouder of you ! you deserve every one 💌 pic.twitter.com/vc0SiLtmwe
— chloe 💡 (@hadidgrande) June 19, 2018
As it turns out, 40 might just be the magic number, as it’s the number of covers that feature Lauren Hutton, who holds the record. After being acknowledged as the quintessential all-American supermodel in the ’70s, Hutton was chosen to be on the cover of American Vogue 26 times by the time the publication turned 125. But after subsequently being named Vogue‘s oldest cover star when she graced Vogue Italia in October 2017, at nearly 74 years old, it was announced that Hutton had 27 covers for the American publication alone and a collective 40 worldwide.
Sneak peek to our October issue 🔥 È sempre oggi 🔥 on Newsstands tomorrow October 5th🔥 The legendary Lauren Hutton 🔥🔥 in Valentino @maisonvalentino by Steven Klein @stevenkleinstudio styled by Patti Wilson @patti_wilson 🔥 #TheTimelessIssue #TimelessVogueItalia 🔥 Exclusively today on @WWD Editor in chief @efarneti Creative director @gb65 ✨✨ Casting @pg_dmcasting @samuel_ellis Models Lauren Hutton and Diego Villarreal @ddiegovillarreal @ Soul Artist Management Hair Ward @ward_hair @ The Wall Group. Hair pieces Helena Collection Wigs @helenawigs Make-up Kabuki @kabukinyc @ (www.kabukimagic.com) Manicure Yuko Tsuchihashi @yukotsuchihashi @ Susan Price NYC Set designer Stefan Beckman @stefanbeckman @ Exposure NY on set Viewfinders✨✨✨
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But Hutton and Hadid aren’t the only two people to have been on the cover of many editions of Vogue. It has been something that’s been brought up in the past, as a number of celebrities and models grace multiple Vogue covers — whether U.S. or worldwide — in a short period of time. From Lupita Nyong’o, who scored four U.S. Vogue covers within three-and-a-half years, to Bella Hadid, who was on five different Vogue covers worldwide within the same month (September, nonetheless), it seems to be a pattern.
I am simply in love, I loved your photos for Vogue Australia (@vogueaustralia), you are as stunning and amazing as ever. I love being your fan and following your career, supporting your work, I love you so much @GiGiHadid ❤️😻. Congrats on your 35 covers for vogue!!! pic.twitter.com/Y1X42vrG7o
— issa (@gomezkyIies) June 18, 2018
Regardless of the business behind these decisions, fans of Gigi Hadid are ecstatic to see her making it so far, while remaining so humble. “I’m not the greatest at modeling — obviously!” says Hadid. Thirty-five Vogue covers have a different opinion about that.
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