Thursday 29 September 2016

Gigi Hadid said boyfriend Zayn Malik 'obviously' loves her Sports Illustrated Swimsuit spread

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Published 18/02/2016 | 11:26

Gigi Hadid for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram via Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Gigi Hadid for Sports Illustrated Swimsuit 2016. Picture: Gigi Hadid/Instagram via Sports Illustrated Swimsuit
Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik in his Pillowtalk video
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
Model Gigi Hadid attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates Swimsuit 2016 at Brookfield Place on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Gigi Hadid's boyfriend Zayn Malik "obviously liked" her sexy Sports Illustrated pictures.

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The 20-year-old model shows off her incredible figure in the magazine's annual Swimsuit Issue, wearing a variety of barely there bikini options.

Opening up about just what her former One Direction star beau thought of the shoot, Gigi laughed to Entertainment Tonight: "He obviously liked the pictures!" Gigi displays her ample cleavage and pert posterior in the shots, snapped by famed photographer Yu Tsai on the island of Tahiti. Other models featured in the issue include Lily Aldridge, with whom Gigi has starred in the Swimsuit Issue for the past three years.

"This is both of our third year doing Sports Illustrated, so Swim Week is our anniversary," Gigi added. "So this is our three-year friendship anniversary!"

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Gigi once again had women around the world green with envy as she flaunted her fabulous figure at the Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue party on Tuesday night (16Feb16), wearing a black jumpsuit with sheer panels drawing attention to her womanly shape.

She also used the occasion to heap praise on her friend Taylor Swift, who took home the Album of the Year prize at the Grammy Awards on Monday night.

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"(I'm) so proud of her and I think it's a really great journey to the end of (her album) 1989, and no one deserves it more than her," she smiled. "She's the most hard-working, business-minded, brilliant, kind person. I'm so happy for her. I wish I could have been there but we were all there in spirit."

Model Gigi Hadid attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates Swimsuit 2016 at Brookfield Place on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)
Model Gigi Hadid attends the Sports Illustrated Celebrates Swimsuit 2016 at Brookfield Place on February 16, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images)

Gigi is certainly being kept busy at the moment, with her collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger for his Fall 16 line debuting at New York Fashion Week on Monday (15Feb16). Speaking about his model muse backstage at the show, designer Tommy said he has been overwhelmed with appreciation for Gigi.

"Gigi Hadid is a Southern California girl who is beyond a supermodel," Tommy told PopSugar.com. "I don't think it's that she's just a hot supermodel in America - she's noted all over the world as the 'It' girl. But it's not just because she's a great model or beautiful - she's smart, she's talented, she's a nice person. And by the way, she's the social media star of the world."

Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Zayn Malik arrives at the 2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala and Salute to Industry Icons honoring Irving Azoff held at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on February 14, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik in his Pillowtalk video
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik in his Pillowtalk video

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