Every young model dreams of the day they get recognised as a bona fide model, something that happened this year for Gigi Hadid.
Gigi took home model of the year at the British Fashion awards, beating out her sister and best friend. The award is a huge achievement, one that can only mean big things for her future.
The winner needed to be “A male or female model that has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year and has demonstrated influence beyond the catwalk.”
Previous model of the year winners include big name models; Jourdan Dunn (2015), Cara Delevingne (2014) and Edie Campbell (2013).
As one would expect, it was reported Gigi was emotional upon accepting this award, from none other than one her idols Donatella Versace. As any good millennial would Gigi took to Instagram to share a message of appreciation with her fans.
To be voted for this award by the @britishfashioncouncil, to stand in front of an audience full of my greatest inspirations, idols, and friends, and to be presented International Model of the Year by my angel @donatella_versace was one of the most humbling and emotional experiences of my life. To walk into that room and feel so at home is a great blessing and I have & will cherish every friend, memory, lesson and adventure this industry has given me, forever. I can’t wait to continue to grow and create with all of you, and to see what the future holds !! Make a conscious effort every day to be someone people enjoy working with, and your possibilities will surprise you. ❤️
Had we been voting best dressed of the award, Gigi would have been up there with her jumpsuit/veiled look that is hard to look away from. After all, if you can’t go all out at the British fashion awards, when can you?
In terms of all things fashion she had a pretty big year, not to mention her recent involvement in the VS fashion show – her second one. Strutting down the run way with her sister and best friend, now that must have been an unforgettable moment!