“Shooting my first American @voguemagazine cover, in my hometown, was so surreal,” Hadid, a former volleyball player, wrote. “And to be able to share it with Olympic Gold Medalist and my new friend #AshtonEaton is such an honor. I couldn't think of a cover I'd rather be on than the one celebrating athletics. Being an athlete has brought so much pride and joy to my life and has instilled the work ethic that still drives me every day.”
Hadid, who is dating pop star Zayn Malik, had been featured in US Vogue numerous times, but until now had not been on the cover. She has however been on the covers of the magazine’s international editions including Vogue Britain, Vogue Netherlands and Vogue Paris.
“We did it!!!!!!!” she wrote in her Instagram post. “This one's dedicated to my biggest inspirations to work hard, my family, to all my coaches throughout my life and of course to the fans that have stuck by me from the start!!! Feeling extremely blessed.”