Last year, 11 million people watched the American Music Awards! Jennifer Lopez, who basically coined the term triple-threat, hosted! And tonight, fresh-faced 21-year-old model Gigi Hadid is hosting…and she could not be more nervous! Fortunately, fellow model Chrissy Teigen has her back!
Chrissy Teigen, 30, has been Gigi Hadid‘s cheerleader, her therapist and her confidence coach. Gigi will take the mic along side Saturday Night Live’s Jay Pharaoh in just a few hours at the 2016 AMAs, but thanks to her fellow super-model buddy, she’s set to take the stage by storm!
“Gigi Hadid is so nervous about host the AMA’s, and Zayn is doing his best to help, but his anxiety is so bad, it’s like he’s having sympathy pains,” a source tells HollywoodLife.com EXCLUSIVELY. “Chrissy has been her rock though! The two are close friends and Gigi was freaking out before her performance on Lip Sync Battle. She was practically hyperventilating backstage, but Chrissy totally built her up so that she was able to go on. Gigi has been calling her night and day for pep talks and Chrissy seems to know just what to say! And since she’s going to be a presenter, she can hold her hand backstage again.”
Zayn is nominated in the New Artist of the Year category alongside Alessia Cara, The Chainsmokers, and DNCE, so he’ll be there holding her other hand! Other performers include James Bay, Fifth Harmony, Lady Gaga, Green Day, John Legend, Bruno Mars, Shawn Mendes, Twenty One Pilots, The Weeknd, special duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj, and Sting. The “2016 American Music Awards,” the world’s biggest fan-voted award show, will broadcast live from the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles on Sunday, November 20 at 8:00pm ET on ABC.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think? Is Gigi gonna crush it tonight?