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Cover girl: Zooey Deschanel is gorgeous in Gucci for Marie Claire's May issue

Everyone's favourite girl crush, Zooey Deschanel, has landed one of her biggest cover shots yet for US Marie Claire's May edition.

zooey-deschanelPhoto: Marie Claire

Deschanel looks stunning in a Gucci halter-neck dress from the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, and her debut model moment doesn't stop there. From Reem Acra to Herve Leger, Zooey wows in a wardrobe full of designer pieces in her photoshoot with the magazine.

So it's hard to believe that once upon a time, Zooey was bullied at school for being "chubby". In her interview, she recalls being spit at. "I was ridiculed... I really don't know why she spit at me... I just talked to her. I guess I wasn't allowed to talk to her. I remember I couldn't believe it".

zooey-deschanelPhoto: Marie Claire

A couple of decades on and a hit TV show later, something tells us that Zooey's ridiculing days are over.

Let us know how you rate her cover girl style and see more from the star in her fashion evolution below.

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