21-year-old fashion star Gigi Hadid beats her sister Bella Hadid and BFF Kendall Jenner to win the International Model Of The Year Award at the British Fashion Awards 2016 on Monday night, according to Cosmopolitan Philippines.
Gigi Hadid arrived at London’s Royal Albert Hall in a futuristic metallic jumpsuit by Versace.
As designer Donatella Versace presented her with the prize, Gigi can’t hide her delight and emotions.
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.
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“(Thank you) for teaching me and for looking beyond and for being the most amazing industry I could ever ask to be a part of. You guys are a dream come true so thank you so much,” Gigi told the crowd while on stage.
Gigi Hadid was up against her best friend Kendall Jenner, sister Bella Hadid, and other fashionistas Adwoa Aboah and Lineisy Montero.
It’s been a productive year for the fashion icon, including walking for last week’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show and with her collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger on a fashion line.