Talk about impeccable timing.
Just one day after Gigi Hadid adressed her haters in a very eloquently written Instagram note, the 20-year-old is proving she truly is a force to be reckoned with, starring on the November cover of Elle Canada.
Photographed by Max Abadian, the image shows the face of Maybelline New York sporting a custom-made Mikhael Kale top, with #GIGI emblazoned in gold. The model wears pink eyeshadow with matching pink lips and her blond locks are styled in a wet look.
The accompanying shoot features images of Hadid in future-esque makeup and ensembles. In one photo, she wears metallic green and black eyeshadow, while another pic shows the face of Topshop rocking dramatic liner, while sporting a shimmery blue dress with a plunging neckline.
In her interview with the magazine, Gigi touches on her love for social media ("Now you can be someone’s favourite model because of how they connect with you on Twitter"), her secret to taking a good picture ("You learn what looks good") and the importance of making genuine connections in the industry.
"When I go into a job, I want to touch people," she says. "I want to make a connection. That's so important in creating relationships, and relationships are what create opportunity."
Hadid also opens up about her friendships with quarter-century power players, including Taylor Swift, Cara Delevingne and Karlie Kloss.
"We want to be the generation and the group of friends known for supporting each other," she explains. "'Squad Goals' is a big social-media thing right now, and that’s what we want to inspire in other groups of friends -- to be proud of the power you all have when you’re together, which can be amplified so much by each person."
And support Gigi does -- not only did she accompany Swift to the MTV VMAs, but she also listened to her friend's album during her Elle Canada shoot.
She continues, "That’s what has been cool about everyone’s willingness to be there for each other, and we don’t want to be like other generations who are infamous for their cattiness. That was cool and it worked for them and they were great. We just want to be the new generation."
Head to Elle Canada to check out the full interview.