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She's the new queen of the runway!
On Wednesday night in West Hollywood, Gigi Hadid was named Model of the Year at Daily Front Row's Fashion Los Angeles Awards. The runway darling and daughter of Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Foster was honored alongside icons Christian Louboutin and Jeremy Scott in front of an audience that included actresses Kerry Washington and Drew Barrymore and music superstars Kanye West, Rihanna, Miley Cyrus and Katy Perry.
The accolade is only the most recent high point in Gigi's rapid ascent in the fashion world. Since graduating high school in 2013, the 19-year-old has accomplished more than most models do in their entire careers. Want proof? Here are 7 ways Gigi continues to show what we've known all along: she's flawless.
She just landed a huge contract.
For models, the most coveted contract is one with a major cosmetic company. Gigi checked that biggie off her list this month when she was named the new face of Maybelline.
She's got brains to match her beauty.
Although on a leave of absence to focus on modeling, Gigi, who is at The New School in New York City, is determined to complete her studies. "I’m working hard to get it done when I can. I don’t want to ask for special treatment," she told the Daily Front Row. "It might take me a bit longer, but I’m hoping to get my degree as soon as possible."
She's a supportive girlfriend.
Often spotted out with on-again boyfriend, singer Cody Simpson, Gigi also shows her love on social media. Last week she shared a photo of Cody on Instagram with the caption, "lucky me."
She's a girl's girl.
When Gigi met Kendall Jenner, Kendall's sister Kylie had already dated Gigi's current boyfriend. This could've proved to make things awkward for the two rising stars but instead, the two became fast friends and travel buddies even visiting Abu Dhabi together.
Her friend roster is soooo A-list.
When she's not globe trotting with Kendall Jenner, she might be on tour Justin Bieber, hanging Christmas lights with Taylor Swift, hitting Disneyland with Cara Delevingne or sipping espresso with Selena Gomez.
She loves her family.
Gigi has credited her mother Yolanda, a former model herself, with giving her the foundation to start her career. And now that younger sister Bella is also a successful model, Gigi has been supportive rather than competitive, telling Style.com, "My sister is my little star, and I’m excited for her and proud of her."
She dared to bare all—and she slayed.
One of the biggest moments in Gigi's killer year was her starring role in Tom Ford's Velvet Orchid fragrance campaign. Gigi appeared fully nude in the ads causing a worldwide outbreak of body envy.
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