By Rita Kokshanian
Updated Jan 26, 2015 @ 8:31 am
Gigi Hadid
Credit: Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic

It's no surprise that Gigi Hadid is the new face of storied cosmetics brand Maybelline—the 19-year-old model is beyond stunning. What is a bit unexpected, however, is how long Hadid has actually been preparing for her role. At last week's Daily Front Row Fashion Los Angeles Awards, where she received the award for model of the year, Hadid revealed that she has been rehearsing her lines since childhood.

"I've been watching Maybelline commercials since I was a kid, and being so excited to see it on TV and like go practice it in the bathroom and sing, 'Maybe she's Maybelline,’" Hadid tells InStyle. Models, they're just like us! She went on to share that she's been using Maybelline products her whole life (her current faves are the Nudes eyeshadow palette and the lip color in Blushing Bud). "It's so cool to be able to represent a brand that I've wanted to be a part of my whole life," she says.

Reporting by Brianna Deutsch