‘Hard work pays off!’ Gigi’s mom reveals the VS model’s struggle

When it came to finally getting the job of her dreams, model Gigi Hadid definitely had to put in the hard work.

The 20-year-old made her debut walking the runway at the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York City on Tuesday. 

He rmom Yolanda Foster, The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills star and former model herself, told E! News her daughter auditioned twice before finally landing the gig that she had always wanted.

The emotional moment Gigi found out she would be walking in the show took over social media last week.

"I still get emotional thinking about it. I've seen it 100 times and every time I see it, I start crying because I know it is something that she wanted so much and she worked so hard to get," Yolanda said of the video. 

"She's only 20 years old. She tried out twice and didn't get it and to get it the third time, it was just so special."

Gigi had already starred in a campaign for Victoria's Secret but it was her dream to walk the runway. Also earlier this year, she made headlines over her comments about body image. In August, she told The Daily Mail Australia that she did not want to be like "two pounds soaking wet."

Her mom shared a moving messages in support of her model daughter after the show:

"Hard work does pay off and dreams do come true……#ProofIsInThePudding," she captioned her snap.

Gigi’s mom has also made her struggle with chronic Lyme disease known. The disease  causes major fatigue and has occasionally landed her in the hospital.

"I'm getting better," she told E! News, explaining that despite her exhaustion she wanted to support her daughter at the event. 

"I'm probably about 60 percent but still spending most of my days in bed and resting."