Gigi Hadid becomes a VS Angel
Gigi Hadid's modelling dreams have come true after Victoria's Secret bosses invited her to be a part of their end-of-year Fashion Show.
Officials at the lingerie giant posted a video of the moment Gigi discovered she would be a Victoria's Secret Angel on Instagram on Thursday (29Oct15). The 20-year-old beauty is seen strutting her stuff in front of bosses, before being asked what she's doing on November 9 and 10 2015 by Ed Razek, senior creative of Victoria’s Secret and chief marketing officer of its parent company. When invited to join the brand Gigi falls to the floor crying, quizzing bosses: "Really?"
The accompanying caption read: "We love surprises so here's a BIG one for @GiGiHadid at the #VSFashionShow castings! See you on the runway, Gigi."
The blonde star took to her personal account to share her joy at landing such an iconic job, writing: "Couldn't keep back my tears!!!! Anyone that grew up with me knows that getting this show has been a dream of mine forever! THANK YOU@victoriassecret & @ed_razek! One of the happiest moments of my life. ??#vsfashionshow2015"
Gigi's boyfriend Joe Jonas congratulated her too, telling his Twitter followers how proud he was. The Victoria Secret Fashion Show, taking place in New York, will air in America on December 8 (15) and marks the brand's 20th anniversary.
It's even more of a victory for Gigi after she auditioned in 2014 but didn't make it. Speaking to Vogue Australia at the beginning of 2015, the model explained why she thinks she didn't land the job.
“Obviously, Victoria’s Secret has been a huge dream of mine my entire life," she noted. "But my audition was the first time I really went for it. They asked me to come to the casting, and I trained every day and worked so, so hard for it. And you know what? At the end of the day, I was just too shy."