Getting accepted to walk the Victoria’s Secret runway show is no mean feat, and model Gigi Hadid has expressed her utmost gratitude to be handed the honour this year.
We witnessed glimpses of the extravaganza yesterday, and the entire build-up to the show has had us giddy with excitement, but not as much as Gigi and her ridiculously supportive parents.
Her mother and father have expressed how proud they are of Gigi for making the show this year and it's no wonder they're proud. Not only did they come together (soz) to create one of the babiest babes of this generation, but Gigi worked damn hard for this gig.
Cosmopolitan.com spoke to Gigi’s dad, multimillionaire developer Mohamed Hadid prior to the show, as he recounted how he found out the news.
“I was on an airplane on our way to Egypt, and I saw it [gestures to phone] on Instagram and I wanted to respond quickly. I saw that she just made the Victoria's Secret walk, and I said, 'Oh my god, I've got to respond immediately.' I responded, 'I love you, my child,' and that was it. I thought she would never get [a text from the plane] but she did.”
Gigi’s mum, Yolanda Foster aka the real housewife of MILF Hills also shared her story to the Daily Mail:
“She called me the minute she walked out from the car, and it was probably one of the highlights of a mother's life, obviously. Watching the [casting] video was just, oh my god, I've watched it a hundred times, and I keep crying every time I see it because her reaction was just so, I don't know, so sweet.”
Yolanda also revealed how this wasn’t the first time Gigi had applied for the gig, so that shuts down the haterz who thinks Gigi had this handed to her.
“She has worked really hard," Yolanda continued. “She’s missed it twice, this was her third try, and she pulled it off and got a spot that millions and millions of beautiful women deserve as much as she does. That's a part of the game though."
As for Gigi herself, she spoke with Refinery 29 about the first two rejections saying “I didn't get the show last year, but everything happens for a reason, and the timing feels really right.”
Well it looked right too…
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