Hadid, who is also walking in today’s Victoria's Secret fashion show as an Angel for the first time, is featured on the fold-out cover of Vogue Italia in various candy colors of Afro wigs.
Gigi Hadid for Vogue Italia pic.twitter.com/nPB7YvEICf— Gigi Hadid News (@GigiHadidsNews) November 10, 2015
She is absolutely beautiful, no matter what color hair she sports, but Twitter users were quick to point out the racial disparity.
because finding actual black models is hard u guise— The Happy Feminist (@HappyFeminist) November 10, 2015
Instead of putting on an Afro wig on Gigi Hadid & make her look black. Why not just use a black model? pic.twitter.com/Wq75CoUi2z— Maritza (@LivinRitzLife) November 10, 2015
hey um excuse me @GiGiHadid whatcha doing in an afro wig my love— analee (@analeeadri) November 10, 2015
Why is Gigi hadid tanned with an Afro and bigger lips on the vogue italia cover...was Rihanna not available?— Corrine (@corrinuzz) November 7, 2015
Hadid is likely far too busy filming the Victoria’s Secret fashion show in New York alongside her bestie, Kendall Jenner, today to notice the hubbub about the photos on Twitter.
"Gigi can't sleep. She's a combination of both excited and incredibly nervous," a source told Hollywood Life ahead of the show.
"She's been working out like crazy, sometimes three times a day, and is concerned she's too curvy, so she hasn't been eating too much either."
And Hadid herself said being chosen to walk in the iconic show was a dream come true.
"Couldn't keep back my tears!!!! Anyone that grew up with me knows that getting this show has been a dream of mine forever!" she wrote on Instagram.
"I'm so overwhelmed with joy, it won't stop bringing me to tears. Thank you all for your love & support. On cloud nine," she added on Twitter.
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