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Controversial? Veiled Gigi Hadid Graces The First Cover Of Vogue Arabia

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Mar. 1 2017, Published 7:39 p.m. ET

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Gigi Hadid have been on so many magazine covers, in major ad campaigns and walked major fashion shows.

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But Gigi's latest cover is her most special so far, why? One, Because Gigi is half-Palestinian and this is the first Arab Vogue issue, ever! Two, because Gigi's face is covered with a veil!

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The model shared the cover on Instgram with an emotional message about acceptance. "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," the model said.

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Gigi added, "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."

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Gigi thanked Vogue's editor in-chief Princess Deena AbudelAziz and Inez and Vinoodh who photographed her.

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What do you think of Gigi's cover? Sound off in comments below.

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