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Gigi Hadid Reflects on Her Breakthrough Year of Killing It in the Modeling Game

by John Boone 12:08 PM PST, December 31, 2015
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If Gigi Hadid could only use one word to describe her year? “Unreal.”

So said the 20-year-old model in her latest Instagram post, while reflecting on her breakout year. “Thinking back on my most favorite moments of this year brings me close to tears,” Hadid wrote alongside a collage showing off six different Vogue magazine covers.

Unreal. Thinking back on my most favorite moments of this year brings me close to tears - both my career and personal journeys throughout seem so surreal in how each change, turn, and decision guided me to where I stand now. My gratitude for all the opportunity I was blessed with this year makes me also grateful for any negative experiences, for what they taught me and for where they lead me. I'm still writing New Year's thank-you cards, as the list of people I want to thank feels endless. This collage doesn't come close to half of 2015's highlights.. I would not be where I am without my irreplaceable team or without the people in the industry who not only believe in me, but show up to work inspiring me every day with their talent, energy, spirit, passion, heart, and drive. I want to take this moment to also do something I think about every day, thank YOU: over eleven million of you on social media. The way you love and support me and my career is something that still wows me every morning when I wake up. Those of you who stand by me without fail, I see you. Your dedication means the world to me and I try my best to remind you of that. But, if I don't say it enough: I love you, and I truly thank you from the bottom of my heart. I know what a huge role you guys play in my success and for that I am forever grateful and humbled. #giforce, you helped make 2015 a year I will never forget... I have so much coming for you in 2016. Cheers to yoouuuuu 🍾

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“Both my career and personal journeys throughout seem so surreal in how each change, turn, and decision guided me to where I stand now,” she wrote.

"My gratitude for all the opportunity I was blessed with this year makes me also grateful for any negative experiences, for what they taught me and for where they lead me.” (Perhaps one of those negative experiences was her breakup from Joe Jonas?)

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Anyway, the Victoria’s Secret model humblebrags, “This collage doesn't come close to half of 2015's highlights...I would not be where I am without my irreplaceable team or without the people in the industry who not only believe in me, but show up to work inspiring me every day with their talent, energy, spirit, passion, heart, and drive.

Hadid concludes by thanking her fans, saying, “The way you love and support me and my career is something that still wows me every morning when I wake up...You helped make 2015 a year I will never forget.” And she promises, “I have so much coming for you in 2016.”

TL;DR:

Basically, she’s Victoria’s Secret twirling her way into 2016.

Now, find out how Gigi and best friend Kendall Jenner turned a homeless skater into a male model:

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