Gigi Hadid is the new face of Maybelline.

The 19-year-old model - who is signed to prestigious modelling agency IMG - unveiled a behind the scenes photograph of her shoot for the cosmetics brand on her Instagram account today (14.0.15) where she thanked IMG manager Luiz Mattos and admitted it was a ''dream come true'' to have teamed up with Maybelline.

She captioned the image: ''I'm so beyond honored & excited (at a loss for words, really) to be the new face of@Maybelline!

''Thank you so much to my team at @imgmodels @luizmattos1906 for believing in me and helping make this happen, and to the whole #MaybellineNewYork team for being so welcoming; it's such a dream come true to be a part of this family (sic).''

The blonde beauty - who learned she had been selected as the company's new face when she was presented with a gift by her agency which contained a contract finalizing her role - has been a fan of the brand since her school days and admitted to buying their makeup in secret.

She told ''In middle school, I wasn't allowed to wear makeup. I secretly bought Maybelline's SuperStay 24HR concealer at CVS. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.''

Gigi - who began her modelling career aged just two - added she still has a lot to learn when it comes to beauty and always keeps an eye out for new tips when she gets her makeup done on shoots.

She explained: ''I pay attention to how every makeup artist does everything. You have to try different things to see what you like best.''