The New York model who has gone viral for her chic outfit is now finding work easier to find, thanks to her biggest fan … Gigi hadid.
Here’s the deal… Gigi was walking around New York City on Thursday when she saw a woman crossing a street, and she took a photo and posted it on her Instagram Story, claiming the woman was her “inspiration of the day” .
The woman in the photo is a model herself, Nanga Awasum, who tells TMZ… Gigi’s viral post quickly helps her book new gigs, including a job with Maybelline and a brand ambassador partnership with Nasty Gal.
Nanga also tells us that two major model agencies have reached out to try and sign her… and people on Twitter are asking for her on “Gossip Girl,” because she tweeted that she wanted to star on the show.
Nanga’s viral moment was pretty fortuitous… she says she was leaving a Nike outfit when Gigi spotted her. Naturally, Nanga didn’t even really like her outfit and was embarrassed by her look.
She was actually shopping for something to change when other customers came to see her and told her she was going viral on Gigi’s story on IG.
Nanga tells us that Gigi is one of her favorite models and that she’s been giving advice to the industry since their chance meeting.
Gigi’s endorsement means the world to Nanga … as a black model in New York, she says she hears “no” all the time from people in the industry, and having one of the The world’s greatest supermodels the scream makes her feel validated.
Fun fact: Nanga’s sister, Azah Awasum, won’t hear the big news from Gigi for a while … she’s currently in the “Big Brother” house.
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