Gigi Hadid's road to the Victoria's Secret runway has been a long one. The model has made her VS dreams known for years, and even tried out for the show in 2014 but didn't make the cut. That all changes this year though, when Gigi will finally get her wings and walk the famous runway. Looking back at Gigi's career from child model to supermodel, it seems pretty clear that the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show was made for her.
Baby Guess model
Gigi's career started way back when she was a toddler modeling for Baby Guess and Guess Kids -- a brand she's continued to work for for most of her life.
After spending a big chunk of her childhood modeling, she took a break when she was older, shifting her focus to sports like volleyball. Modeling looks fun and glamorous, and we're sure that it is, but those wings are also extremely heavy and must be worn with heels, so we're sure getting familiar with strength training at a young age has served her 'til today.
Adult Guess model
Following in the footsteps of her mom, Yolanda Foster, Gigi went back to modeling and Guess campaigns during high school, pursuing modeling as a career and setting her eye on the prize: Victoria's Secret.
First mention of Victoria's Secret
Gigi has always been vocal about her goal of becoming a Victoria's Secret model. In a 2013 interview with Vogue Italia the then 17-year-old said, "One of my goals, among others, is to be a Victoria's Secret angel." THE FORESHADOWING.
In 2014, Gigi was featured in Sports Illustrated for the first time and was named one of their Rookies of the Year.
First Fashion Week
The first time Gigi ever walked on a runway was in early 2014 for the Desigual show. Since then she's walked in over 30 shows. We're guessing the VS runway will be no problem.
Her first time as the face for a high fashion brand was a bold one. She appeared completely naked in the campaign for Tom Ford's Velvet Orchid fragrance. Strutting in a bra and underwear is nothing at this point.
Victoria's Secret Pink
Gigi got her baby wings of sorts when she began modeling for Victoria Secret's Pink line in 2014. Not bad training for the future.
First Victoria's Secret Audition 2014
While she didn't make the cut last year, Gigi auditioned for the Victoria's Secret Fashion show and was featured briefly in a video about the casting.
Awarded Sexiest Selfie
Even though she didn't get to walk, Gigi was given the award for Sexiest Selfie by Victoria's Secret the same year.
Victoria's Secret Audition 2015
2015 has been a big year for Gigi. She walked on almost every major runway and has been a part of huge campaigns like Balmain x H&M. This was also the year Gigi landed her dream gig, walking in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Luckily someone at her audition captured the moment she found out, and we've basically been watching it on repeat since.
That leaves just one more rung for Gigi to climb before she's a full-fledged Angel, but if you ask me, she's more than ready for it. Sending good vibes your way, bb!