Gigi Hadid is ''so proud'' of sister Bella Hadid walking in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.

The 22-year-old model missed out on gracing the runway in the lingerie giant's annual fashion show, which took place in Shanghai, China, last week, but that didn't stop the blonde-haired beauty from supporting her 21-year-old sibling and ''all [her] angelic friends'' when the catwalk show recently aired on CBS.

Gigi posted an image of Bella strutting along the platform in a black lace bra and matching angel wings on her Instagram Story, which lasts on the photo-sharing site for 24 hours.

The captions emblazoned across the image, read: ''Excited to watch my gorg lil sis (so proud @bellahadid) and all my angelic friends tonight #vsfs

''HUGE LOVE to all the girls and the whole VS team!! (sic).''

Gigi - who is currently dating 'Pillowtalk' hitmaker Zayn Malik - continued to praise the entire team behind the fashion extravaganza for their ''hard work'' over the last 12 months, which she believes needs to be celebrated.

She continued: ''A year of prep and hard work deserves celebration!!!!!!!

''(Even though u never stop and you'll already be planning '18 tomorrow morning if not already @ed_razek) (sic).''

Gigi was forced to pull out of appearing in the brand's fashion show just days before with no explanation.

At the time she tweeted: ''I'm so bummed I won't be able to make it to China this year. Love my VS family, and will be with all my girls in spirit!! Can't wait to tune in with everyone to see the beautiful show I know it will be, and already can't wait for next year! :) x (sic)''

However, it has since been reported the star was unable to take part in the show because she had been refused a visa, after she posted a video that was deemed offensive on Instagram.

Although the post has subsequently been deleted, it sparked outrage as it captured the star holding up a Buddha-shaped biscuit and squinting her eyes to imitate the religious figure.