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Gigi Hadid scouts Nanga Awasum after sharing Instagram snap of the model walking in New York City

Gigi Hadid scouts Nanga Awasum after sharing Instagram snap of the model walking in New York City: ‘Shoutout to my NYC inspiration of the day’

She’s known around the world as a catwalk queen and has been the face of many major luxury brands. 

And Gigi Hadid added recruiter to her impressive resume after scouting Nanga Awasum while driving around New York City.

The 26-year-old supermodel shared an innocent snap of Awasum walking down the street, only for the budding model to be recognized and offered multiple deals with top fashion labels. 

She knows what to look for: Gigi Hadid added recruiter to her impressive resume after scouting Nanga Awasum while driving around New York City; seen on Thursday

Gigi caught a glimpse and a quick photo of Awsasum as she sat in the back of a car while driving around the city.

‘Shoutout to my NYC inspiration of the day: this queen,’ Gigi wrote. ‘Was too [drool emoji] to get a pic of the front, but she was major.’

Awasum told Buzzfeed: ‘I guess I was on Gigi’s story all day and no one knew because it was the back of my head.’ 

Just one look: The 26-year-old supermodel shared an innocent snap of Awasum walking down the street, only for the budding model to be recognized and offered multiple deals with top fashion labels

Just one look: The 26-year-old supermodel shared an innocent snap of Awasum walking down the street, only for the budding model to be recognized and offered multiple deals with top fashion labels

It was later in the day when she was out to dinner with her boyfriend and his family when a few fans noticed her. 

‘These little girls tap my shoulder and then they run away,’ Nanga said. ‘And then they walk up again and say, ‘Excuse me, but you were posted on Gigi Hadid’s story.” 

She later shared a grab of the clip and tweeted: ‘It’s the way @GigiHadid would have changed my entire life if I was only facing the right way.’

Too cool: Hadid found the mention and quoted her tweet with: 'You were facing the right way exactly where you were headed. Sunshine! Sending biiiiiig love Nanga!'

Too cool: Hadid found the mention and quoted her tweet with: ‘You were facing the right way exactly where you were headed. Sunshine! Sending biiiiiig love Nanga!’

Amazing: Nanga went on to write: 'I am not too cool for this. I am losing it'

Amazing: Nanga went on to write: ‘I am not too cool for this. I am losing it’

By the next morning as modeling offers came pouring in, 'including a job with Maybelline and a brand ambassador partnership with Nasty Gal,' according to TMZ

By the next morning as modeling offers came pouring in, ‘including a job with Maybelline and a brand ambassador partnership with Nasty Gal,’ according to TMZ

Hadid found the mention and quoted her tweet with: ‘You were facing the right way exactly where you were headed. Sunshine! Sending biiiiiig love Nanga!’ 

Nanga went on to write: ‘I am not too cool for this. I am losing it.’ 

By the next morning as modeling offers came pouring in, ‘including a job with Maybelline and a brand ambassador partnership with Nasty Gal,’ according to TMZ.

‘I’ve been told I’m ugly, I’ve been told I’m not pretty enough, I’ve been told I’m too dark-skinned,’ Nanga told Buzzfeed. ‘Being a Black model in the industry and for her to notice me. … She doesn’t even know that she’s changed my entire life.’ 

'I've been told I'm ugly, I've been told I'm not pretty enough, I've been told I'm too dark-skinned,' Nanga told Buzzfeed. 'Being a Black model in the industry and for her to notice me. ... She doesn't even know that she's changed my entire life'

‘I’ve been told I’m ugly, I’ve been told I’m not pretty enough, I’ve been told I’m too dark-skinned,’ Nanga told Buzzfeed. ‘Being a Black model in the industry and for her to notice me. … She doesn’t even know that she’s changed my entire life’

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