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Gigi Hadid Beat Emily Ratajkowski And Chrissy Teigen In This Insta Milestone

If I have to talk about Gigi Hadid for the rest of my life, I’m totally fine with that.

The 21-year-old supermodel has been all up in the headlines lately after totally owning the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show this year with little sister Bella Hadid.

While most of the most recent news surrounding Gigi stems from her VS Angel-filled experience in Paris, the model is making history off the runway, too — this time, on Instagram.

Let’s just say Gigi Hadid racked up an INSANE amount of Instagram followers in 2016… SO MANY FOLLOWERS that she topped the list of public figures and celebrities who’ve garnered the most over the last 365 days.

The newly minted Victoria’s Secret angel was able to double her follower count this year by adding 16,033,757 loyal fans to her following on the photo-sharing social media platform, according to Cosmopolitan.

As of now, Gigi Hadid’s total follower count sits at a cool 26 million people.

While other celebrities on the platform obviously possess far more followers than Gigi does — like Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Beyoncé — Gigi did manage to rack up the most in 2016 alone.

It makes perfect sense. From your TV screen and giant billboards in your town to your newsfeed and the covers of prestigious magazines, the woman has been EVERYWHERE.

Other models who’ve managed to acquire a ton of followers on Instagram this year include Cara Delevingne, who scored 14 million new followers this year as well as Hailey Baldwin with 5.9 million fresh followers to add.

Gigi was also able to beat out fellow models Chrissy Teigen and Emily Ratajkowski who pulled in 4.8 million and 5.6 million followers respectively.

Now, I know what you’re thinking — how jealous is Gigi’s little sister Bella Hadid? Not too jealous at all, probably.

After all, she did see an increase of 5.8 million followers over the course of the year! With a solid 8 million total Instagram followers under her belt, she’ll be on Gigi’s level in no time.

Catch both Gigi and Bella Hadid at the 2016 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Monday, December 5 at 10 pm EST and 9 pm CST on CBS.

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Robert Anthony

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It’s no secret Rob has been a part of the Elite Daily team since day one. Having teleported from the bustling city of New York to sunny SoCal, he now sets his sights on expanding the voice of generation Y.
It’s no secret Rob has been a part of the Elite Daily team since day one. Having teleported from the bustling city of New York to sunny SoCal, he now sets his sights on expanding the voice of generation Y.

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