It’s on for Bella Hadid, who in the last year has cemented herself as a modern supermodel and not just Gigi’s edgier little sister. Some of the hottest models in the world auditioned for the 2017 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show last week, but when the list of models confirmed for the show came out a few days later, a few notable names were missing, including the Hadid sisters. There’s still no word on whether Gigi will walk in the 2017 show, but over the weekend, Bella Hadid confirmed she’ll be returning.

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She walked the Victoria’s Secret runway for the first time in 2016, joining her sister, who walked in both 2015 and 2016. It’s possible the lingerie brand is delaying the announcements of the highest-profile models walking in the show to maintain interest as it approaches. Makes sense. Not only has Gigi Hadid remained silent about her potential return, Kendall Jenner has yet to make a statement on whether she will walk in this year’s show. Suspenful!

Strutting can the Victoria’s Secret runway can be life-changing for a model. Not only is the event itself a big deal, all of the media coverage around it boosts the rookies’ careers. On Instagram, Victoria’s Secret shared two videos of first-timers—Roosmarijn de Kok and Amilna Estevao—hearing the news that they’d made the cut to walk in the 2017 show. Both women are so overwhelmed, they start to cry.

Among the models returning to the show this year are September 2016 Playmate, Kelly Gale, and Georgia Fowler. This will be Gale’s fourth appearance in the show, and she wrote an emotional Instagram post about how much the opportunity means to her. It said, in part, “The competition is fierce, and there are so many amazing girls out there who work just as hard as me to achieve this goal. I’m humbled, honored and blessed to be a part of the show once again.”

I grew up playing Tennis and Soccer. At an early age I knew that I was going to become a professional athlete. The commitment, sacrifices, determination and effort required, came naturally and I loved it. l was bought up to always challenge my mental and physical boundaries. Soccer training was an opportunity to lose myself in the zone. Turning up and kicking that ball and kicking it hard (lol). Failing then learning, losing then learning. Always with both eyes on WINNING. I remember the feeling of playing a muddy game of soccer outside in freezing and dark, rain pelting down whipping at my face. The overwhelming drive to score, do my best, win was triggered by the factors that made it even harder to do so. Giving everything to get the ball in the back of the net and celebrate with my team mates. It was as if my life depended on it… Boy did it feel good when we won. When we lost I brushed myself off, went out and worked harder for the next game. I was 8 at the time. It was hard to juggle everything and in the end I chose school and modeling. At 14 I saw a Video of Adriana Lima, her hard work ethic inspired me. From that moment my goal was to make the VSFS at age 18. When I found out I’d booked that show it was the happiest moment of my life. The hard work paid off. That feeling of elation was identical to winning those tennis matches and soccer games as a kid, only much more intense and powerful. I realised then how much I’d missed that feeling. These days, I train like a professional athlete. Wake up at the crack of dawn to box and jump rope. Mentally, it’s no different to the training that 8 year old Kelly had to endure to be the best soccer or tennis player that she could be. It’s not rocket science - it’s all about prep. The harder you work for something, the more you appreciate the outcome. THANK YOU, THANK YOU John, Ed, Monica and Sophia for recognising my hard work and commitment by giving me the opportunity to walk the #VSFashionShow for the 4th time!! The competition is fierce, and there are so many amazing girls out there who work just as hard as me to achieve this goal. I’m humbled, honored and blessed to be a part of the show once again❤️😍😘

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Of course, the elite Victoria’s Secret Angels will also be heavily featured in the event. Angels Stella Maxwell and Sara Sampaio have both posted about how much fun they’re having at the fittings:

Breaking all the rules: @stellamaxwell at #VSFashionShow fittings.

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Despite the fact that the show is still several months away, Victoria’s Secret is already promoting it. They’re calling this year’s event the “biggest show ever,” and making a series of behind-the-scenes videos to reveal how it all comes together. Catch a preview here: