THE RESULTS ARE IN!
The honor was awarded to the Victoria's Secret newbie by 250 top industry designers, photographers, hairstylists, makeup artist and casting directors.
Debates over whether these three constitute as “real models,” given their reality TV roots and rise to fame via social media, are conversations that have plagued pretty much only the fashion community and literally no one else since the girls began their rise to ubiquity.
In June, '90s supermodel Stephanie Seymour told Vanity Fair,
[Kendall and Gigi] are completely different than we were… Supermodels are sort of the thing of the past. They deserve their own title. [Kendall and Gigi] are beautiful girls, and I support all of them, but they need their own title… Bitches of the moment! That would be a good title for them.
I would take a moment to criticize Stephanie for her ruthless shade, but looking back on my coverage of her statement, that'd be a massively hypocritical example of the pot calling the kettle a savage bitch.
While social media, the kingdom that appointed the Hadid/Jenner trifecta its queens, will likely be thrilled about Bella's victory, there are those who echo Steph's criticism.
Surprisingly enough, when it came time to elect a model for the Social Media Star category, nudenthusiast Emily Ratajkowski swooped in and snatched up all the votes.
So beautiful. So, so sneaky.
Em's victory hardly comes as a surprise when you consider one of the pieces gracing her wall at home is a massive screenshot of a post from her own Instagram.
Live that fully immersed, "Black Mirror" life, girl. Live it like there's no tomorrow.