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Gigi Hadid’s mom Yolanda Foster, the very best cast member on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, ​attended the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Tuesday night in New York with her son, the likewise very good-looking Anwar Hadid, and a trusty tissue. She was bound to get misty, she must have figured, since she cried every time she watched Gigi’s audition video.

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“​I keep crying every time I see it, because her reaction was just so sweet!” she told the, estimating she’s seen it “a hundred times.” “​It was probably one of the highlights of a mother’s life.”

The moment wrought so much emotion because this was Gigi’s third time trying out for the show. “​She has worked really hard​,” Yolanda continued. “​She’s missed it twice, this was her third try, and she pulled it off and got a spot that millions and millions of beautiful women deserve as much as she does. That’s a part of the game though.”

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Gigi herself chatted with Refinery 29 about the rejection. “I didn’t get the show last year, but everything happens for a reason, and the timing feels really right,” she said. She also revealed that she’s been working out twice a day for a week (fun!) and did cryotherapy the day before the show. This involves exposing yourself to -160 degrees Farenheit (double fun!), which is supposed to help ease pain among other purported benefits.

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Well, three years, one bleary-eyed reality star mom, many workouts, some body freezing, many fashion shows, and millions of Instagram followers later, we have Gigi, in all her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show glory!