Gigi Hadid Was Rejected Twice Before Landing Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

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She’s one of the hottest new models.

But turns out it was no walk in the park for Gigi Hadid to land a coveted spot with the Angels walking the runway at the 2015 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last night. (Nov. 10)

While walking the red carpet, Yolanda Foster talked to reporters about her 20-year-old daughter’s path to the VS Fashion show.

“This didn’t just fall into her lap,” she said. “She missed it twice.”

That didn’t stop Gigi from pursuing the gig one more time. And turns out, third time was a charm. “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,” Yolanda said.

Victoria’s Secret shared a short clip on Twitter of Gigi’s audition to walk in the show, and it includes the moment she learned she was offered a spot in the lineup.

Yolanda says immediately after that moment, she got a call from Gigi on the phone to announce the exciting news.

“She called me the minute she got out, from the car, and it was probably one of the highlights of a mother’s life, obviously,” she said.

Launch the gallery to see photos of Gigi at her first Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show!