Gigi Hadid wins the award for International Model.
“This award gives recognition to a male or female model who has contributed most to the international fashion scene in the past year and has demonstrated influence beyond the catwalk” says the British Fashion Council.
“This is so crazy,” she said as she took to the stage, visibly moved. “I just want to say that I know that I’m in the generation of social media, and I’m so blessed for that, but the fashion industry is my family, and you guys are the ones that I’m here for.”
She then goes on to thank her supporters while trying to hold back tears.
“To Bruce [Weber] and Carine [Roitfeld], who started my career when no one else knew who I was, I can’t believe that I’m sitting here with you today. 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. You guys know who I am, and that to me means so much, so thank you for inspiring me, and for teaching me to look beyond — and for being the most amazing industry I could ever ask to be a part of. You guys are a dream come true. So thank you so much.”
Nominees for this category were: Adwoa Aboah, Bella Hadid, Gigi Hadid, Kendall Jenner, and Lineisy Montero.