GiGi Hadid bares all in an eye-catching fuchsia blazer and chrome breastplate for ELLE

She is one of the most in-demand supermodels in the world who made a staggering $9.5million in 2018.

And Gigi Hadid showed why she is so revered in the industry in a sizzling new shoot for Elle US, where she hit back at critics’ claims her famous parents were responsible for her success.

The 23-year-old daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Yolanda Hadid and businessman Mohamed Hadid, revealed her cleavage as she went braless in an unʙuттoned fuchsia pink blazer.

Model moment: Gigi Hadid showed why she is so revered in the industry in a sizzling new shoot for Elle US, where she hit back at critics' claims her famous parents were responsible for her success.
Goddess: The beauty modelled a futuristic silver breastplace and baggy jeans in a sultry sH๏τ 

The blonde beauty, who was making her cover debut for the magazine, drew the eye to her lithe legs in a H๏τ pink wetsuit which she saucily pulled down to showcase her taut abs.

Her caramel locks were styled in beachy waves which she whipped around her head, while smoky shadow and coral lipstick highlighted her stunning features.

The Vogue coverstar added a touch of sparkle with chandelier earrings as she posed during the shoot in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Gigi then donned a futuristic silver breastplate which flaunted her toned abs as she sH๏τ the camera piercing stare.

Lithe: The Californian catwalker, 23,  slipped her lithe frame into a multicoloured mini dress for a striking sH๏τ .
Work it: The star showcased her ample cleavage in a plunging black and scarlet cut-out gown .
Whip my hair: The beauty was every inch the A-lister as she posed in front of an airborne helicopter 

The structured shoulders of the garment added a couture edge to the ensemble while a pair of stonewashed baggy jeans gave the outfit a stylish twist.

Switching up her eye make-up, the California-born catwalker rocked metallic smoky shadow.

The star slipped into a number of edgy looks for the opulent shoot, which saw her pose aboard a helicopter, on a lavish H๏τel balcony and in the golden sands.

Gigi revealed her toned abs in scarlet co-ords and futuristic orange shades before slipping into a multicoloured mini dress.

Gigi and sister Bella, 21, have made waves since entering the modelling industry, with Gigi kicking off her fashion career at the tender age of two.

Family first: The daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills' Yolanda Hadid and businessman Mohamed Hadid said she was 'honouring her parents' through her work in fashion .
Beach babe:  The model put on a jaw-dropping display as she stretched out on the sand.
Leggy: Gigi showed off her never-ending legs in a lacy two piece on the sand

Coming from a high-fashion and wealthy pedigree – her mother Yolanda modelled all over the world while father Mohamed, 70, is a millionaire real-estate developer – Gigi’s success has been seen by some to be a result of her family connections.

In her candid interview. Gigi dismissed these claims, drew attention to her mother’s humble background and said her work was to ‘honour her parents.’

She said: ‘I mean, I understand it. I come from privilege, and I recognize my privilege.

Busty: The star oozed confidence as she revealed her cleavage in an unʙuттoned fuchsia pink blazer.
High life: The model stared serenely into the distance as she struck a leggy pose in a helicopter.
Windswept: The model looked fearless as she showcased her toned frame in red co-ords

‘But because my mom was on a TV show [Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills], people think that my whole childhood was fame. It absolutely was not.

‘My mom was a model. She moved to the States when she was 16 to send money back to her family in Holland. My dad was a refugee and worked his way up in every way. I work hard to honour my parents.’

Although Gigi and Bella are in close compeтιтion with one another when it comes to the world’s highest earning models – the star claimed there is no rivalry behind-the-scenes.

She said: ‘Bella and I have very different styles. A job that wants Bella is not a job that I’m the right look for, so I never took that personally. In a lot of ways, she inspires me. We learn from each other.

Cultural heritage: Gigi opened about her decision to march against President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban in NYC in January 2017.  The model's parents are both immigrants, with Mohamed a Muslim Jordanian-American while Yolanda is from the Netherlands

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Soaking up the sun: The star basked in the South American sunshine on a lavish balcony 

Gigi also opened about her and Bella’s decision to march against President Donald Trump’s immigration and travel ban in NYC in January 2017.

The models’ parents are both immigrants, with Mohamed a Muslim Jordanian-American while Yolanda was born in the Netherlands.

Gigi said: ‘My family was grateful to be given the chance to make a different life for themselves.

Opulent: Gigi slipped on gold accessories as she posed topless in the sand .
Wow factor: Her caramel tresses wrapped her visage as she pouted.
Fringe benefits: The star struck a confident pose in an elaborate fringed kimono 

‘Everyone could have stories like that if they were given the chance. Being from two different cultures, I see how both sides treat each other. It’s important that there is more openness for people to mix and get to know different cultures.’

Last month Us Weekly reported that she split for the second time with boyfriend Zayn Malik.

The magazine’s insider said that the lovebirds are ‘done;’ The source said that ‘they could get back together’ but ‘it’s over for now.’

United: Although Gigi and Bella are in close compeтιтion with one another when it comes to the world's highest earning models - the star claimed there is no rivalry behind-the-scenes.
Serene: The model was gorgeous as she donned a Chanel necklace 
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Yacht life: Gigi looked breathtaking as she struck a pose on a yacht while clad in a patterned cover-up 

However the blonde beauty was seen leaving the Pillow Talk singer’s NYC apartment in January.

The rumor mill started after both stars enjoyed separate holidays; they did not appear in each other’s social media accounts.

The model last acknowledged her beau on social media on October 21.

The magazine claimed that Gigi ‘tried hard to make’ their relationship work but Zayn, 25, has ‘a lot of his own issues that she couldn’t help him get through.’

US Weekly’s other source says that the catwalk model focused ‘all of her time and energy on him’ however it ‘just got to be too much.’

The model and the former One Direction member first began dating in November 2015; they split for the first time in March 2018.

This story appears in the March 2019 issue of ELLE on newsstands February 19.

On-off: Last month Us Weekly reported that she split for the second time with boyfriend Zayn Malik (pictured in 2016)

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