Gigi Hadid Strips Down For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (PHOTO)
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Gigi Hadid Strips Down For Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition (PHOTO)

Gigi Hadid is so hot in the fashion world right now, she’s even been dubbed “modeling’s next It Girl” by the New York Post. Yolanda Foster’s daughter is following in her mother’s stylish footsteps by taking the runway during New York Fashion Week.

As if making her catwalk debut wasn’t exciting enough, Gigi’s also gracing the pages of numerous magazines. Not only is the 18-year-old featured on the cover of this month’s CR Fashion Book (the new style mag from former Vogue Paris editor-in-chief Carine Roitfeld), but Gigi’s also been named one of 2014’s Rookies for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit Issue.

Alongside 22-year-old model Sara Sampaio (best known for her work with Victoria’s Secret), Gigi shows off her phenomenal figure in a floral-print bikini by TeenyB Couture.

“I’m BEYOND excited to announce that I’ll be in the 2014/50th Anniv. @SI_Swimsuit issue,” Gigi first revealed on February 3.

We can’t say we’re surprised the magazine tapped her for the issue; Gigi’s been modeling since the mere age of two. The blonde beauty was first discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess Kids and has been featured in campaigns for countless collections.

“Honestly the only thing that I can remember from any of my days shooting for Guess Kids is that they had a tent with games in it,” Gigi explained to Sports Illustrated. “While we weren’t shooting we got to play them. It was really fun, but we don’t have game tents anymore, so that’s sad. Maybe I’ll talk to someone about that.”

To see more of Gigi in the Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition, pick up your copy when it hits newsstands on February 18.