Saturday 21 April 2018

Gigi Hadid 'so proud' of sister Bella in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after cancelling her appearance

Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
US model Bella Hadid presents a creation during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in Shanghai on November 20, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOUR /
Bella Hadid backstage ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China Aurore Marechal/PA Wire
Model Bella Hadid attends as Victoria's Secret Angels gather for an intimate viewing party of the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at Spring Studios on November 28, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Bella Hadid poses in Hair & Makeup during 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Bella Hadid backstage ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China.Aurore Marechal/PA Wire
Yolanda Foster and models Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Models Bella Hadid (R) and Gigi Hadid prepare backstage for Anna Sui fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)
Models Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid walk the runway for Anna Sui fashion show during New York Fashion Week: The Shows at Gallery 1, Skylight Clarkson Sq on September 11, 2017 in New York City. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images For NYFW: The Shows)
Models Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2017 Glamour Women of the Year Awards at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn, New York, U.S., November 13, 2017. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
Models Bella Hadid (L) and Gigi Hadid are seen backstage at TommyLand Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2017 Fashion Show on February 8, 2017 in Venice, California. (Photo by Charley Gallay/Getty Images for Tommy Hilfiger)
(L-R) Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
Model Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China

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Gigi Hadid is "so proud" of sister Bella Hadid walking in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

The 22-year-old model missed out on gracing the runway in the lingerie giant's annual fashion show, which took place in Shanghai, China, last week, but that didn't stop the blonde-haired beauty from supporting her 21-year-old sibling and "all [her] angelic friends" when the catwalk show recently aired on CBS.

Model Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China
Model Bella Hadid walks the runway during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show In Shanghai at Mercedes-Benz Arena on November 20, 2017 in Shanghai, China

Gigi posted an image of Bella strutting along the platform in a black lace bra and matching angel wings on her Instagram Story, which lasts on the photo-sharing site for 24 hours.

The captions emblazoned across the image, read: "Excited to watch my gorg lil sis (so proud @bellahadid) and all my angelic friends tonight #vsfs

"HUGE LOVE to all the girls and the whole VS team!! (sic)."

Gigi - who is currently dating 'Pillowtalk' hitmaker Zayn Malik - continued to praise the entire team behind the fashion extravaganza for their "hard work" over the last 12 months, which she believes needs to be celebrated.

(L-R) Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)
(L-R) Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid attend the 2016 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show after party on November 30, 2016 in Paris, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images for Victoria's Secret)

She continued: "A year of prep and hard work deserves celebration!!!!!!!

"(Even though u never stop and you'll already be planning '18 tomorrow morning if not already @ed_razek) (sic)."

Gigi was forced to pull out of appearing in the brand's fashion show just days before with no explanation.

At the time she tweeted:  "I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! :) x (sic)"

Bella Hadid backstage ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China Aurore Marechal/PA Wire
Bella Hadid backstage ahead of the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show at the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China Aurore Marechal/PA Wire

However, it has since been reported the star was unable to take part in the show because she had been refused a visa, after she posted a video that was deemed offensive on Instagram.

Although the post has subsequently been deleted, it sparked outrage as it captured the star holding up a Buddha-shaped biscuit and squinting her eyes to imitate the religious figure.

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