Gigi Hadid's "most humbling and emotional experience" was being crowned the International Model at The Fashion Awards 2016.
The 21-year-old supermodel, who beat her younger sister Bella in receiving the title the star studded event held at London's Royal Albert Hall on Monday (05.12.16), has admitted the moment her "angel" Donatella Versace presented her with the accolade was the best feeling to date.
Alongside a picture of the catwalk icon with her gong and the Italian fashion designer, which she posted to her Instagram account on Tuesday (06.12.16), she wrote: "To be voted for this award by the @britishfashioncouncil, to stand in front of an audience full of my greatest inspirations, idols, and friends, and to be presented International Model of the Year by my angel @donatella_versacewas one of the most humbling and emotional experiences of my life.(sic)."
And the fashion muse has revealed being surrounded by fellow models and notable figures in the fashion industry at last night's star studded bash was "a great blessing", which she will treasure forever.
She continued: "To walk into that room and feel so at home is a great blessing and I have & will cherish every friend, memory, lesson and adventure this industry has given me, forever. I can't wait to continue to grow and create with all of you, and to see what the future holds !! (sic)."
And the blonde beauty - who is currently dating One Direction band member, Zayn Malik, who has since embarked on a solo career - has admitted she plans to continue making a "conscious effort every day" to be the woman everyone wants to partner with and enjoy working alongside.
She explained: "Make a conscious effort every day to be someone people enjoy working with, and your possibilities will surprise you. (sic)."