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Gigi Hadid wins International Model of the Year award

The British Fashion Council crowned Gigi Hadid as International Model of the Year at London’s annual Fashion Awards ceremony on Monday night
Gigi Hadid wins International Model of the Year award

2016 Fashion Awards, previously known as the British Fashion Awards, celebrated the 27th event at London’s Royal Albert Hall on Monday evening, Joinfo.com reports with reference to Vanity Fair.

Gigi Hadid won International Model of the Year, beating the other nominees, among them her sister Bella and best friend Kendall Jenner.

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Photo: Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Donatella Versace announcing Hadid as winner and named her “a new icon of the 21st century.”

Emotional Gigi accepted the award from Donatella Versace and delivered a hearted thankful speech:

“To everyone who has been so genuine and looked beyond what the rest of the world looked for, that has meant so much to me.”

“Thank you so much for inspiring me, and teaching me, and being the most amazing industry I could ever ask to be part of.”

It should be recalled that last Wednesday Gigi and Bella Hadid performed at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show 2016 in Paris.