The supermodel shared the good news on social media.
Bella Hadid shared on her Instagram, “Wow @modelsdot To be voted for by my peers and readers is just humbling. Those are the only words I can think of. I’ve watched all of these people that were nominated and have seen how hard they have worked. Working to live, feed their families, pay rent, travel for jobs, be the best that they can be in our field and beyond.. I feel lucky that I’ve been able to work beside them and witness pure talent, beauty, spirituality, intellect, ideas, personalities, work ethic but most of all: heart. We have become each others’ fuel to work hard, be loving and stick together. I love each and every one of you and we all deserve this it’s not really a competition.”
In the same post she also said, “Thank you to my LuLu @luizmattos1906 JoJo @johanne1119 & my other JoJo @josephthorntonallan I love You , thank you for everything and for always being there. For life!”
According to an Instagram post by @modelsdot, “The singular face that defined the year with ubiquitous industry demand. They distinguished themselves via top-tier bookings with the best photographers, stylists, and clients, earning next-level visibility and making them 2022’s foremost star. Congratulations to our Model of the Year unanimous winner for both Industry & Readers’ choice, Bella Hadid (@bellahadid ), and runner-ups, Vittoria Ceretti (@vittoria ) for Industry Choice and Adut Akech (@adutakech ) for Readers’ Choice.
For Male Model of the Year+, Alton Mason (@altonmason )is also the unanimous winner for both Industry & Readers’ Choice. This will be his 4th year in a row winning the industry vote. Runner-ups were Malick Bodian (@malickbodi ) for Industry Choice and Taemin Park (@txxmini ) for Readers’ Choice. For the complete list of winners, head over to models.com.”
According to models.com: “The 2022 Model of the Year Awards is the collective voice of over 400 industry members that are top photographers, editors, stylists, beauty creatives, casting directors, and of course, you, the viewing public and fashion’s biggest fans. Industry participants this year included Edward Enninful, Katie Grand, Bethann Hardison, Carlos Nazario, Venetia Scott, Prabal Gurung, Christopher John Rogers, Hung Vanngo, Anita Bitton, Michelle Lee, Piergiorgio Del Moro, Emma Summerton, Campbell Addy, Tyler Mitchell, and many more. The Models.com digital community has also spoken — impacted by models who motivated their fans to support, a record-breaking 21,000+ members pushed choices that were just as exciting as the selects provided by those in the know.”
The website also states, “The top award of Model of the Year goes to the models that were relentless in making an impact with full industry support. Breakout Stars had a substantial presence on the modeling scene, with their careers just beginning to take off in the past few seasons. Social Movers of the Year were the models who looked beyond frivolity to use their social numbers and heightened platform to change the world for the better. Models Turned Actors were already known within the fashion industry, but 2022 saw them in buzzworthy TV/movie roles in entertainment. Finally and for the third time, Models.com presents the Lifetime Achievement Award, given to a model that has exceeded in outstanding achievements in their career.”
There are seven awards categories as follows: Model of the Year Women+, Model of The Year Men+, Breakout Star Women+, Breakout Star Men+, Social Mover of the Year, Model Turned Actor, and the Lifetime Achievement Award. View the complete list of winners here.
Banner photo via Instagram @bellahadid.