Gigi Hadid, Allure

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Gigi Hadid is baring it all!

The 21-year-old model covers the December issue of Allure magazine and not only gives herself the freedom of posing completely nude on the back of a horse, but she allows readers the opportunity to see into her private life a bit, too.

As one of the biggest models of the moment with one of the hottest boybander boyfriends of this generation and a handful of equally famous friends, Hadid's name is everywhere, but that's not what she wants to be known for. Her two priorities have always remained the same: a successful career and a good head on her shoulders.

In fact, she tells Allure, "I always want to prove myself and to let people know I'm a good person. A lot of people don't realize they're typing this stuff, and that's a lot of negative energy—regardless of whether we see it or not. People just don't realize the power of their judgment."

Part of her struggle with the public has been this on-going idea that she only became a successful model because she has famous parents—Yolanda Hadid and Mohammed Hadid—and not because she's talented.

Gigi Hadid, Allure

Patrick Demarchelier for Allure

In reality, Hadid has been a model-in-the-making her whole life, starting with her interest in photography.

"I don't know why, but I just knew," she recalled of her childhood desires to model. "I knew I wanted to make pictures better...I was obsessed with photographers and where models were supposed to fit in. Obviously, I'm not taking iconic pictures as a six-year-old, but I studied models as part of an image, not just as a model, if that makes sense."

She continued, "I guess I saw what a lot of people don't see in models, which is that it's hard work, and you're not just another object in the photo."

In fact, Hadid won't let anyone say she hasn't worked very hard for her mega-successful modeling career.

Gigi Hadid, Allure

Patrick Demarchelier for Allure

"I don't know if I got it from riding or school or volleyball or my mom or all of them. But I've always been the person to self-alarm at 4 a.m. to finish a school project," she dished.

But serious talk aside, Hadid isn't one to brush off the fun stuff her success has come with—you know, like dating Zayn Malik and gazing at his shirtless body all the time.

"Yeah, that's not hard to look at," she said, thinking about her boyfriend. "I'll never complain about that."

With 25 million followers, she's also one of Instagram's most famous faces, which is something that she says has no strategy at all. 

"I wish I had a strategy to [social media]. I could write a book and make millions," she joked. "But I never feel like I'm working when I'm doing social media. I guess I succeeded at it because it came naturally."

However, while writing a book about gaining Instagram followers might not be in her future, she hasn't totally ruled out other realms of the acting. But, as is the case with anything else in her life, she's not going to do something unless it's great.

"I think I'll only do one or two movies in my life, so I want them to be good."

Check out her full interview with Allure here.


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