gigi hadid just got cast in the victoria’s secret show
Finally! The 20-year-old Hadid sister has been given a ticket to this year's Pink Ball.
Gigi Hadid's ascent to Cloud 9 has been one riddled with rumours and speculation. Last year everyone thought Gigi and BFF Kendall Jenner were sure contenders for the glittering Victoria's Secret runway in London, but then the Chanel Métiers d'Art show was announced 600 miles away, on the same date! Who would choose what? To whom would Cara Delevingne - who walked 2013's VS show - show her allegiance? What about Kendall Jenner? While Kendall and Cara both flew out to Salzburg to close the Chanel show, Gigi was nowhere to be seen.
After the December 2014 show however, Gigi revealed she was working as a new face of VS Pink, the lingerie giant's younger sister line, and last month Gigi's actual younger sister, Bella Hadid, posted photos from a VS Pink shoot with Devon Windsor and Rachel Hilbert, prompting headlines of "will the Hadid's be the first Angel sisters?" That's yet to be confirmed, but last night Victoria's Secret announced via an Instagram video that the elder Hadid would indeed be joining the heavenly parade on 9th and 10thNovember this year.
After taking to Instagram to defend her curvy "for a runway model" body type from trolls last month, it's cool to see her being celebrated. Today Gigi once again took to the social network site to state "Anyone who grew up with me knows that getting this show has been a dream ofmine forever! THANK YOU @victoriassecret & @ed_razek! One of the happiestmoments of my life."
She's not yet won her wings and been made a Victoria's Secret Angel, (the 10 new angels were announced earlier this year and include Stella Maxwell, Sara Sampaio and Lais Ribeiro) but walking the runway is definitely on the gold-lined path to becoming one! She'll join Rihanna, Selena Gomez and Bella's beau The Weeknd at the Victoria's Secret Show in New York next month.