Gigi Hadid Turns 21: See Model’s Best Runway Shots (PHOTOS)
Gigi Hadid turns 21 on Saturday, and Gossip Cop is taking a look back at some of the model’s best runway shots from the last year to celebrate.
While Hadid’s star power has been steadily climbing over the last few years, she seemed to truly break out in 2015. She kicked off the year attending the Oscars after-parties in a nearly-nude dress and wound things down by baring her enviable figure for the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. In between were numerous Fashion Week appearances, with Hadid modeling top luxury brands.
Not surprisingly, her appeal has continued into 2016. In four short months, she’s already walked for Rihanna’s Puma show, gone brunette for Balmain, and posed naked for the cover of Vogue Paris. It’s anyone’s guess what else she’ll accomplish by year’s end.
Through it all, the daughter of Yolanda Foster has been trying to promote body positivity. As Gossip Cop reported last fall, Hadid penned a lengthy Instagram message in September after getting bullied for her size. “No, I don’t have the same body type as the other models in shows. No, I don’t think I’m the best at any given show. Yes, I want to have a unique walk but I also know I have to improve. No, I’m not the first or the last model of my type in this industry,” she wrote.
Hadid went on, “You can make up all the reasons you think I am where I am, but really, I’m a hard worker that’s confident in myself, one that came at a time where the fashion industry was ready for a change. I’m just doing my job.” And she does it well. Check out the runway photos below!