At just 20 and after an amazing year, career-wise, Bella Hadid has been just declared Model of the Year for 2016 by a panel of a grand total of 250 fashion industry experts. Among them are A-list designers, photographers, stylists, makeup artists and casting creators, such as Katie Grand, Bethann Hardison, Edward Enninful, John Pfeiffer, Barbara Pfister, Benjamin Puckey, Hung Vanngo, Julie Ragolia, Angus & Noah, Duffy, Tom Van Dorpe.
One of the Victoria’s Secrets new models, Bella Hadid has amazed us throughout this long year not only with an astounding array of glamorous covers, such as those for Vogue Paris, Japan and Italy, but has also spent the fashion weeks walking for internationally renowned fashion houses, including Fendi, Versace, and Chanel.
She also recently became Dior’s makeup brand ambassador and teamed up with Chrome Hearts for her first-ever capsule collection. Under these premises, we could thus fairly state that we definitely saw that award coming for her!
As for the remaining categories, like models.com readers’ choices, things are equally unsurprising (in a positive way!). Regarding the Model of the Year 2016 Award, the readers’ choice stopped on Kendall Jenner, who had an astoundingly busy year as well.
Along with Bella Hadid and Kendall Jenner, the other nominees for the Model of the Year 2016 Award included Ashley Graham, Gigi Hadid, Grace Hartzel, Irina Shayk, Lexi Boling, Lineisy Montero, Mica Arganaraz, Rianne van Rompaey, Ruth Bell and Vittoria Ceretti.
As for the other categories, here is the list of who won what!
Model of the Year 2016: Men
Industry’s choice: Jordan Barrett.
Readers’ choice: Francisco Lachowski
Breakout Star of the Year 2016: Women
Industry’s choice: Adwoa Aboah
Readers’ choice: Grace Elizabeth
Breakout Star of the Year 2016: Men
Industry’s choice: Connor Newall
Readers’ choice: Trevor Signorino
Social Media Star of the Year 2016: Women
Industry’s choice: Gigi Hadid
Readers’ choice: Emily Ratajkowski
Social Media Star of the Year 2016: Men
Industry’s choice: Jordan Barrett
Readers’ choice: Lucky Blue Smith
Industry’s choice: Cameron Russell
Readers’ choice: Karlie Kloss
Best Street Style of the Year 2016
Industry’s choice: Hanne Gaby Odiele
Readers’ choice: Ming Xi
Best Celebrity as Model of the Year 2016: Women
Industry’s choice: Willow Smith
Readers’ choice: Cara Delevingne
Best Celebrity as Model of the Year 2016: Male
Industry’s choice: Jaden Smith
Readers’ choice: Jared Leto
Photos courtesy of @BellaHadid, @KendallJenner