Hia reveals exclusive cover shoot and interview with trendsetter and fashion icon Georgina Rodriguez

Hia reveals exclusive cover shoot and interview with trendsetter and fashion icon Georgina Rodriguez
  • In an exclusive cover shoot interview for Hia’s May issue, Georgina of Arabia speaks in-depth about her and her family’s life in Saudi Arabia for the first time.
  • This issue celebrates Georgina’s embrace of Saudi Arabia through a photoshoot that blends her distinctive style with cultural elements reflecting the Kingdom’s heritage.
  • Styled by celebrity stylist KJ Moody, the photoshoot features designs from Saudi and regional designers Yousef Akbar, Nicolas Jebran and Andrea Wazen, among others.

Hia, the leading Arabic luxury lifestyle magazine, has announced that Georgina Rodriguez, partner of globally renowned footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, is gracing the cover of its May 2024 issue. The cover story, titled "Georgina of Arabia", takes readers on a journey into her life, as she embraces Saudi Arabia’s rich culture and heritage.

The cover story includes an intimate Q&A with Georgina, delving into her move to Saudi Arabia, her adjustment to a new home, and her family’s transition. The interview demonstrates how her upbringing, family life, her pride in motherhood, and her “fairy tale” relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo, have all shaped her into the women she is today.

Readers will be captivated by Georgina's exploration of Saudi Arabia, from the bustling streets of Riyadh, the nation’s capital, to the serene landscapes of the Red Sea and the historical marvels of Al Ula. With an open mind and genuine curiosity, she embraces Saudi culture, eager to discover what the Kingdom has to offer.

Georgina shines on the magazine cover, which is accompanied by a curated collection of stunning images captured by renowned photographer Esra Sam. These images are available in Hia’s May issue and across Hia’s social media platforms.

The photoshoot features designs from internationally acclaimed designers with Arab heritage, such as Saudi couture designer Yousef Akbar and Lebanese designer Nicolas Jebran. The pieces beautifully embody Georgina’s passion for blending Saudi style and culture with her own. Georgina is styled by KJ Moody, widely known for his work with celebrities like his cousin Beyoncé.

When asked about her love for fashion, Georgina discussed how Saudi fashion has influenced her own personal and unique style, stating: “Here in Saudi Arabia I follow the style and culture mixing it with my own one. I love to wear abayas, I have a beautiful collection from designers and friends from all over the world and I wear them on many occasions and events, I love it!”

Georgina’s passion for Saudi fashion inspired the incorporation of culturally significant elements into the cover shoot. The Hia team was able to showcase Georgina’s embrace of Saudi culture through the horse, symbolising power, and grace, and the desert setting, representing resilience and tradition.

Mai Badr, Editor-in-Chief of Hia, said: "Fans, followers and readers are about to see Georgina in a whole new light. For the first time, Georgina opens up about her move to Saudi Arabia and its impact on her family’s life. They will witness how a love for fashion played a significant role in embracing a new culture. Additionally, they will learn more about the intrinsic values of hospitality, kindness and generosity that are at the heart of Saudi Arabia.”

Badr added: “Hia has always prided itself as a platform to showcase extraordinary women. Georgina embodies what it means to be an exceptional mother, partner, daughter and friend. We invite our readers to join us on this journey as we celebrate and recognise a true global icon.”

Georgina's presence on the cover of Hia not only celebrates her individuality and accomplishments, but also highlights the magazine's commitment to showcasing influential figures who redefine standards and inspire change. As the leading Arabic luxury lifestyle platform for the past 30 years, Hia has consistently showcased ambitious women from across the region, championing progress and providing a platform for them to tell their stories. Hia has inspired its readers through ground-breaking interviews with prominent Arab women and A-list celebrities, such as Her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah of Jordan; Benazir Bhutto, the former Prime Minister of Pakistan; Her Royal Highness Ambassador Reema Bandar Al Saud; actress Elizabeth Hurley; and designers Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana.