Model Takeover! Bella, Elsa, Candice, and More Front ELLE’s May Issue

by Kristen Heinzinger

ELLE is having a major model moment. For May, it presents its own version of a swimsuit issue, and to front each of the six covers, the glossy tapped Bella Hadid, Jasmine Tookes, Candice Huffine, Elsa Hosk, and Hailey Baldwin. Each mod gets her own cover story and fashion spread, styled by Samira Nasr and shot by Terry TsiolisFrom their role models to life goals and lessons and more, each beauty gives an intimate glimpse inside their day-to-day life. Get more dish when the issue hits newsstands on April 18.

Top by Chanel, Skirt by Chanel, Earrings by Chanel Fine Jewelry

Bella Hadid
On her role models: “I was watching an Alaïa show from the ’90s, and it’s Naomi [Campbell], Cindy [Crawford], Linda [Evangelista]—the way they were radiating was beautiful. They were so confident. Those are the people I look up to.”

Dress by Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini, Earrings by Maria Tash, Necklace by Cartier, Rings by Tiffany & Co.

Jasmine Tookes
On her passion project: “My goal has always been to create my own beauty line. I have such a unique skin tone— when I go on set, makeup artists have to use all different mixes of makeup to match my skin. I’d love to do a line that has tones for everybody.”

Dress by Fendi, Bracelet by Lalaounis, Ring by David Yurman

 Candice Huffine
On finding your voice: “Women have to come together in a way we haven’t before. We’re united and not standing for less than we deserve. It’s about celebrating who we are and not backing down. It’s not a time to be quiet.”

Watch by Bulgari

Elsa Hosk
On learning from failure: “When I came to New York [at] 20, I didn’t know the level of professionalism required. You can’t half-ass it, because people will take your place. I screwed up many times and had to prove myself over seven years.”

Top by Calvin Klein Underwear, earrings by Tiffany Blue Book Collection

Maria Borges
On the power of representation: “The fashion industry is here for everyone, [regardless] of color or race. When I was growing up, I never saw someone like me, and now the other girls can see someone like them. It’s all about inspiration.”

Top by Alexandre Vauthier, Necklace by Cartier

Hailey Baldwin
On industry misconceptions: “People think it’s all fun and glamorous, but it’s a lot of work, a lack of sleep, and a lot of being by yourself, away from family. Traveling the world alone when you’re 18 or 19 is a lot.”

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