Gigi Hadid Makes Victoria’s Secret Debut After Double Rejection

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Gigi Hadid is the perfect example of how hard work and persistence pays off.

Gigi Hadid wears her blonde hair down and curled as she walks the runway for the 2015 Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowGigi Hadid wears her blonde hair down and curled as she walks the runway for the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show in New York on November 11, 2015

After two years of auditioning to become a Victoria’s Secret Angel, the 20-year-old finally made her debut walk as a VS Angel at the recent Victoria’s Secret Show in New York.

Gigi Hadid flaunts her model body in custom Brian Atwood heels on the Victoria's Secret runwayGigi Hadid flaunts her model body in custom Brian Atwood heels on the Victoria’s Secret runway

Gigi’s casting video even went viral, showing the young model breaking into tears as Victoria’s Secret Senior Creative Ed Razek gave her the thumbs up to be a part of the show.

Gigi Hadid's feet in custom-made Brian Atwood heelsGigi Hadid’s feet in custom-made Brian Atwood heels

The 20-year-old wore custom-made Brian Atwood heels with her butterfly and firewoman-themed VS costumes.

Gigi Hadid throws her blonde hair over her shoulder during the Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowGigi Hadid throws her blonde hair over her shoulder during the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

If you haven’t seen her adorable casting video yet, check it out below.


We’ve also included a cute Instagram shoutout to fellow model-slash-BFF Kendall Jenner, who walked the runway with her.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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No one I would have rather shared my VS v-card with 😉 This show is genuinely a dream come true. Can’t thank you enough @victoriassecret @ed_razek #vsfashionshow2015 photo by @kevintachman

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Because Gigi’s butterfly shoes were a custom design by Brian Atwood, we’re not sure they’ll hit retail sites.

Gigi Hadid wears a firefighter-themed PINK costume on the runway of the Victoria's Secret Fashion ShowGigi Hadid wears a firefighter-themed PINK costume on the runway of the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

However, you can grab a similar butterfly heel design from the quirky Sophia Webster over at Farfetch and Saks Fifth Avenue.

Victoria's Secret models pose on the runway following the lingerie giant's annual fashion showVictoria’s Secret models pose on the runway following the lingerie giant’s annual fashion show

Sophia Webster “Chiara” Butterfly Patent Leather Sandals, $580

Orange Sophia Webster "Chiara" Butterfly Patent Leather Sandals

Sophia Webster “Chiara” Butterfly Patent Leather Sandals, $580

Mint Sophia Webster "Chiara" Butterfly Patent Leather Sandals

Sophia Webster “Chiara” Butterfly Patent Leather Sandals, $580

Pink Sophia Webster "Chiara" Butterfly Patent Leather Sandals

Credit: Jeff Grossman / Ivan Nikolov / WENN

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