Gigi Hadid showcased her fearless side flying on a trapeze to the latest cover of V Magazine.
The supermodel, 26, hovered through the skies of New York City wearing a series of daring styles while performing a series of captivating air stunts.
Hadid interviewed several members of her team for the issue, from photographer Mario Sorrenti to her makeup artist, but not once did she raise her ex-boyfriend Zayn Malik, whom she divorced after his alleged altercation with her mother Yolanda Hadid.
So fly! Gigi Hadid showcased her fearless side flying on a trapeze to the latest cover of V Magazine
On the daring cover, Hadid jumped out from the edge of the platform with her hands raised while her braided ponytail whipped up into the air.
The beauty of the runway wore an edgy black top cut diagonally across her torso, showing a hint of her tight abdominal muscles.
Even in the midst of hovering many feet up in the air, Gigi looked graceful as she blinked with a serene expression with her hands outstretched.
Gigi also impressively alternated between ballet flats and a black bodysuit with built-in heels.
Showstopper: Hadid lost her jaws as she performed a series of aerial stunts for the recording
Topsy-turvy! The 26-year-old hung gracefully in several rings
On another cover, Gigi impressed in a dazzling bodysuit with crystals.
She also displayed several of her movements spinning on rings.
Interestingly, Gigi was the one who suggested sliding the lid on the trapeze. And based on the photos, the model is clearly a natural in the air.
‘I was on my way home from work on Pier 59, where I work a lot, and I always drive past this trapezoidal school that is on top of a building, thinking, “I want to go there one day.” And sometimes this job is an opportunity to try new things and to inspire people to try new things, ‘said Gigi during his interview with his manager, Luiz Mattos.
Well done! Hadid clung to the bar as she hovered through the air in her high-heeled jumpsuit
Graceful: The beauty looked perfect as she posed from the air
Gigi talked to his photographer Mario, and asked, “What were you thinking when you heard I wanted to fly on a trapeze besides” Gigi is insane? “
‘Well, you know me. I thought, “Oh my God, can she do that? It’s so dangerous,” Mario said. ‘I’m always concerned first and foremost about your safety. And then I thought, “Well, she’s pretty bad **, and she killed it when we were doing jet skiing, so let’s try it.”
Mario also praised Gigi for her trapeze shots.
‘You put us completely in thought. You were really so focused and so committed and so athletic. It was amazing, he said.
Beat a pose: The beauty clung to the rings as she hung in the air
But Gigi, who shares one-year-old daughter Khai with Zayn, referred to herself as ‘an old mother’ when she told of the painful day after the filming.
‘I did not feel athletic the next day. My high school muscle memory came back, and so the next day I was like, “Oh, wait.” I’m an old mother now, Mario. ‘
The interview comes several months after Gigi’s now ex-boyfriend Zayn ended up in controversy after allegedly being in a physical altercation with Gigi’s mother Yolanda.
Nailed it! She showed off her well-groomed hands as she patted powder away
Footwear on the next level: Gigi climbed impressively up a ladder wearing a jumpsuit with high heels
Zayn refused to plead guilty to four counts of harassment in October and was sentenced to 360 days probation and a course in anger management. He was also told he was not allowed to have contact with Yolanda or a security guard who witnessed the fight.
He dismissed the allegations against him, which include that he pushed the reality star into a dresser and called her an ‘s ** t’.
The incident happened after a fight in the home in Pennsylvania he shares with Gigi Hadid and their daughter Khai. Gigi modeled in Paris, and Yolanda locked herself into the couple’s home, apparently without Malik’s consent.
Helping hand: Gigi reached for the hands of another aerial artist
Cover Girl: On another cover, Gigi impressed in a dazzling bodysuit with crystals
A fight broke out in which he allegedly called her a ‘f ****** Dutch s ** t’ and said: ‘Stay the hell away from my daughter’.
He is then said to have called Gigi in Paris and scolded her on the phone and shouted: ‘Strap on some f ***** g balls.’
A security guard witnessed the incident and he shouted at him, ‘Get the damn copper out of my damn house.’
Zayn posted a statement on social media at the time confirming that there was an incident that he did not invoke any competition (although it was unclear at the time that he had been criminally charged) and that he was trying to protect his daughter.
Showstopper: A series of photos showed Gigi bravely hovering through the air
Controversy: Gigi divorced Malik after his alleged altercation with her mother Yolanda Hadid; pictured 2017
He denied beating Yolanda, as had been reported by TMZ, citing an unnamed source. He said: ‘As you all know, I am a private person and I would very much like to create a safe and private space for my daughter to grow up in.
‘A place where private family matters are not thrown on the world stage so that everyone can stick and separate.
‘In an attempt to protect that space for her, I agreed not to contest claims arising from an argument I had with a family member of my partner who entered our home while my partner was away for several weeks since.
Happier times: The on-off pair then hold hands in 2016
“This was and should still be a private matter, but it seems that there is division at the moment, and despite my efforts to restore ourselves to a peaceful family environment that will allow me to be the parent of my daughter in a way that she deserves, this has been ‘leaked’ to the press.
“However, I hope for healing for everyone involved with the harsh words shared, and more importantly, I remain vigilant in protecting Khai and giving her the privacy she deserves.”
The couple have since parted ways, and sources told ET Online that the breakup happened after the altercation.
The tension between Zayn and Yolanda allegedly began when he suspected her of leaking news of Gigi’s pregnancy to the media, according to an unnamed source quoted by The Sun.
MailOnline has contacted representatives of Zayn, Yolanda and Gigi for further comments.
Family Affairs: The exes share a one-year-old daughter Khai; pictured January 2020