Model Nanga Awasum was surprised to be on Gigi Hadid’s story
Everyone must have read multiple headlines about Gigi Hadid and her stunning street style looks. Every time, the 26-year-old supermodel walks down the NYC street, be it alone, with her boyfriend, or her daughter, her outfits always catch the eye of the paparazzi. However, this time it’s a little more than that.
Last Thursday, while taking a stroll on the Nyc streets, Gigi posted a picture on her IG story of the back of a young woman wearing a beautiful outfit and captioned it, “Shoutout to my NYC inspiration of the day: this queen, I was too [drool emojis] to get a pic of the front, but she was major.” The girl in the photo was a 23-year-old model, Nanga Awasum.
Later that day, when Nanga realized that she had been posted by none other than Gigi Hadid, she couldn’t handle her happiness.
It didn’t take much longer for Hadid to respond to the young model on Twitter. “You were facing the right way exactly where you were headed. Sunshine! Sending biiiiig love Nanga!” she wrote. This event garnered a lot of attention from the Twitter world, but it did not end here. Nanga then Tweeted the next day, “My life completely changed overnight.”
Later that day, Awasum posted her complete outfit and Gigi Hadid’s story on her IG account and captioned it, “This outfit doesn’t even know its impact. Gigi doesn’t even know her impact.”
After this incident, model Nanga Awasum had an interview with E! News where she addressed this topic briefly.
She revealed that her ‘now famous’ outfit was not actually what she wanted to wear that day. “I woke up that morning and I threw on this outfit and I really, really didn’t like the outfit at all, but I had 30 minutes to get to work and I had to get on set,” she explained. She further said that, due to this she even made a stop at Zara to buy something new, where she met these two girls who told her that she is on Gigi’s story. “I’m blank staring at them because the words just aren’t processing.”
Nanga also shared, how just one story from a supermodel brought a spike in her career. “I’ve been told I was ugly, I’ve been turned down by so many agencies, I’ve been turned down by so many jobs and just to have someone like her see me and tell me that I was pretty and tell me I was major, it changed the trajectory of my month,” she told E! News. “After this, anything can happen.”
Well we can now say that Gigi Hadid really has a good eye for fashion and she never forgets to show that in her own outfits, be it for a gala or just a normal coffee spree. The Victorias Secret model stepped out in NYC last weekend in an all-white attire. The new mom paired her outfit with a red belt, several necklaces, a patterned purse, white heels, and orange rectangular gradient sunglasses. She opted for a light makeup look with pink lips.