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Gigi Hadid Is 'Vogue''s August Cover Star

Instead of Zayn, she's teamed up with Olympian Ashton Eaton.
Looking strong, Gigi. Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue

Looking strong, Gigi. Photo: Mario Testino for Vogue

Every month that passes on our editorial calendar, we wonder: Is this the month that Gigi Hadid gets her very own American Vogue cover? After all, she's covered countless other international editions (nine, to be precise), but never the one that comes with the Anna Wintour stamp of approval — until now. 

On Thursday morning, Vogue announced that Hadid is the star of its August issue — well, one of them. She posed for Mario Testino with Olympic decathlete Ashton Eaton, he in a Team USA Nike uniform, she in Versace (naturally). The accompanying editorial features the supermodel leaping and jumping as gracefully as her Olympian counterpart — and in Fenty Puma by Rihanna heels, to boot. Watch her learn how to pose like an Olympic athlete in this behind-the-scenes video.

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It's a major coup for Hadid, who has been nabbing cover after cover, and who already proved she has the chops to lead a male counterpart in a glossy Vogue spread with her sexy shoot with boyfriend Zayn Malik. Eaton may be going for the gold in Rio, but this Vogue cover proves Hadid is unstoppable in the fashion world.

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