Numbers Don't Lie: This Model Did Instagram Best This Year

Last year, she was the most popular celebrity on Pinterest, and 2016 isn't too shabby for Gigi Hadid, either. As today's news broke, the recent Victoria's Secret model is the fashion person who's gained the most followers on Instagram this year. According to stats from the 2016 Instagram Year in Review, the 21-year-old model gained 16 million followers this year, taking her count to a whopping 26 million as of this month. Between the behind-the-scenes snaps of her photo shoots and selfies with everyone from Donatella Versace to her BFF Kendall Jenner, Gigi is known for being an open book on social media, and it's easy to see how she garnered a huge following this year.

Other fashion industry ladies who gained the most Instagram followers in 2016 include fellow models Cara Delevingne, who came in second place with 14.3 million; little sister Bella Hadid, with 5.8 million; and VS Angel Taylor Hill, with 3.6 million. Runway veterans Gisele Bündchen and Candice Swanepoel also rounded out the list, gaining 3.9 million and 3.5 million followers, respectively. It looks like it was the year of the models on Instagram!

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