Instagram superstar Gigi Hadid will join sister Bella and rising star Jasmine Tookes on the Victoria’s Secret catwalk in Paris this November.
The lingerie giant has confirmed the world’s 5th best paid supermodel for its 2016 line-up, with Gigi taking to Instagram to announce the news. The US star posted a throwback video of her Victoria’s Secret 2015 debut, alongside the caption: “There is no feeling in the world like walking down this runway. I’m elated to say I’ll be returning to the @VictoriasSecret Fashion Show this year.”
She went on to thank the brand’s senior creative Ed Razek, saying: “Thank you @ed_razek for putting on the show that has been one of my greatest motivators since I was a teenage fan of the Angels, and for making this dream come true for me again. It will forever be an honor.”
It was announced that Bella would be walking in the show for the first time earlier this week, and the news of Gigi’s addition to the cast means they will purportedly be the first siblings to grace the brand’s annual fashion show catwalk.
The duo will have to share the spotlight with the brand’s coterie of ‘Angels’, including Adriana Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Lily Aldridge, Jasmine Tookes, Lais Ribeiro and Martha Hunt, among others.
It has been a busy week for Gigi, who unveiled her debut shoe design for Stuart Weitzman on Tuesday, before the news broke that she has a second design collaboration with Tommy Hilfiger in the works for February 2017.
While Victoria’s Secret loves to keep its casting under wraps for as long as possible, it’s no surprise that the Hadid sisters scored spots on the Angelic lineup, as both sisters are having banner years. Gigi has scored multiple magazine covers — including Vogue’s August issue — plus design gigs with Tommy Hilfiger and Stuart Weitzman, and Bella appeared on Glamour and Elle, and landed a deal as the face of Dior Beauty. If that’s not enough, both ladies are up for the 2017 Fashion Awards’ International Model of the Year honor.
Big sister Gigi walked in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last year, realizing one of the biggest dreams of her life, and now Bella Hadid can say she’s joined the ranks. Victoria’s Secret staffer Jen Waldman announced on Instagram on Tuesday that 20-year-old Bella had “made the fashion show cut.” On Wednesday, once media outlets started reporting on the news, Waldman set her Instagram private.
Victoria’s Secret hasn’t officially confirmed that Gigi will be walking again this year, but it’s highly unlikely she won’t. That means Gigi and Bella will be hitting the catwalk together! Sister goals!
Bella was spotted outside the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show casting callbacks Tuesday in New York. Look who nailed that second-round meeting!
Viewers of the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show will not only take in views of lingerie-clad lovelies strutting down the world’s most coveted catwalk; they’ll see history unfold. It has just been confirmed that Bella and Gigi Hadid will each walk in the show, making this the first time siblings have ever ruled the runway.
Twenty-year-old Bella is understandingly anxious. In a recent video release on Victoria’s Secret’s Instagram, Bella aces her audition in a black lacy bra but then betrays some nerves in the following interview.