Despite getting ALL of the attention from the global media this year, Kendall Jenner is, in my opinion, not 2015's greatest modelling discovery. That crown goes to 20-year-old Gigi Hadid.

Discovered at the age of two years old, Gigi's path to fame has been as predictable (some would call it easy) as that of Kendall Jenner's. Daughter of a Palestinian real-estate mogul, Hadid enjoyed a comfortable upbringing. Her modelling career started when the co-founder of Guess, Paul Marciano, saw her modelling potential and started using her in campaigns for Baby Guess.

Image: Gigi Hadid for Guess baby in 2000

After finishing high school, Hadid started modelling again in 2011, again working alongside Marciano, who named her the face of Guess in 2012.

In 2014, she made her New York Fashion Week debut, this year she walked for every designer imaginable - even opening and closing most of their shows. She is now the face of Maybelline and was the star of the Victoria's Secret show held early in November 2015.

Here's a few reasons why she is our favourite model of 2015:

1. First of all, in terms of looks Hadid and Serena van der Woodsen: basically twinsies.

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But unlike Serena, Gigi has lots and lots of personality...

2. People love her body a) for obvious reasons and b) for the fact that she has more of a '90s supermodel, sporty body, unlike most of the underweight models we see walking down the runways.

Werk girl...

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3. She's basically a cage-fighter, guys:


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4. She loves to share past moments of herself and her family on Instagram.

It just feels more real than this, I'm sorry...

5. And last but not least, she has MAD jewellery game: