Model Gigi Hadid landed her dream gig as a Victoria's Secret Angel on her third attempt after failing to impress the lingerie firm's bosses—twice!
The model made her runway debut in New York City on November 10, alongside VS regulars Adriana Lima, Behati Prinsloo and Lily Aldridge on the catwalk.
Yolanda Foster, Gigi's mom who's a former model and reality TV star, reveals the third time was a charm for her 20-year-old daughter.
"She was born an angel," Yolanda gushed to reporters at the event, before adding, "This didn't just fall into her lap. She missed it twice. This was her third try and she pulled it off and got a spot that millions of beautiful, beautiful women deserve as much as she does. That's part of the game."
Victoria's Secret bosses announced Gigi's late addition to the fashion show line-up on October 29, when they posted video footage of the moment she landed the big gig on Instagram:
"Anyone that grew up [with] me knows that this show has been a dream of mine 4ever [sic]!" the stunned model posted in response to the news. "THANK U VS... Brought me to tears," Gigi said.
Recalling the moment Gigi broke the news to her mom, Yolanda says, "She called me the minute she walked out [of the audition], from the car, and it was probably one of the highlights of a mother's life, obviously."
Gigi dazzled on the Victoria's Secret runway in a turquoise silk bra with lace detail and matching panties, while she also boasted a turquoise and black cape with a butterfly wing pattern, which flowed behind her as she walked down the runway.
She wasn't the only new angel to join the Victoria's Secret crew—her pal Kendall Jenner was another new addition to the show, which will be broadcast in the U.S. in December.