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Gigi Hadid Pays Tribute to Palestinian Roots in First Ever 'Vogue Arabia' Cover: 'It Means the World to Me'

by Jennifer Drysdale 12:53 PM PST, March 01, 2017
Photo: Vogue Arabia

Gigi Hadid is celebrating her Palestinian heritage.

The 21-year-old model covers the first-ever issue of Vogue Arabia, where she poses in a jewel-embroidered headscarf.

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Hadid took to Instagram on Wednesday to share the stunning cover, alongside a message of gratitude for showcasing her Palestinian roots.

"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," she wrote. "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. ❤."

"Thank you @deenathe1st for your vision and for having me on this cover... by the incredible @inezandvinoodh - so much love," she concluded.

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Inside the magazine, Hadid poses in a in a colorful hijab and striking rainbow makeup.

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Just last month, Hadid covered the March issue of American Vogue. See more in the video below.

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