Supermodel Gigi Hadid, who has walked runways for Marc Jacobs, Chanel, Michael Kors, Jean Paul Gaultier and Max Mara and also appeared in multiple high-end fashion magazines like Vogue, Grazia and Elle Canada, will be taking on a different runway at this year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show.
The 20-year-old model, who has also been named one of 2014’s Rookies for the magazine Sports Illustrated, has been chosen to take part in this year’s company presentation and will be joining her co- Sports Illustrated models Lily Aldridge and Erin Heatherton as well as Victoria’s Secret mainstays Adrianna Lima, Alessandra Ambrosio, Behati Prinsloo and Candace Swanepoel.
On Thursday, Joe Jonas’s girlfriend took to her official Instagram account to share the news with everybody.
She posted a black and white photo of herself in glee and captioned it: “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,” tagging Victoria’s Secret’s account and Edward Razek, the company’s chief marketing officer of Creative Service of Limited Brands.
The famous women’s lingerie retailer also released a statement regarding Hadid’s casting by posting in their own official Instagram page a video of the model’s audition process and casting. In the video, Hadid is seen strutting down the runway in her lingerie in front of a panel from Victoria’s Secret. It also showed her reaction when she finally gets asked on what her plans are on the night the show is supposed to take place, hinting that she has just landed a spot in the model lineup.
After an on-the-road show last year in London, the show will be back in New York City for its 2015 presentation. It will air on Dec. 8, 10 p.m. on CBS. Famous musicians and singers Rihanna, Selena Gomez and The Weekends are also confirmed to perform.