TORONTO (April 26, 2016) – Much announced today that stunning “it girl” Gigi Hadid returns to one of the biggest street parties on the planet, taking over as host of THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO CANADA MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS. After making her MMVA debut as a presenter in 2015, Hadid returns to Canada to host the show, joining previously announced performers, Alessia Cara,  Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, and Nick Jonas. Airing live in exceptional 4K for the first time onSunday, June 19 at 9 p.m. ET, THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs is simulcast on Much, CTV,, and Bell Media’s French youth network, VRAK. Check local listings to confirm broadcast times.

With her incredible reach on social media, countless magazine covers, and international runway success, Hadid has quickly become a trend-setting style icon and muse.

“I’m so excited and honoured to be hosting THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MUCH MUSIC VIDEO AWARDS,” said Gigi Hadid. “There’s a lot of fun entertainment in store for the evening and I can’t wait to share these moments with the fans!”

It was also confirmed today that ETALK reporter and Much host Liz Trinnear, and Much and E! host Tyrone Edwards, are returning to co-host THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs.

Tyrone Edwards & Liz Trinnear
Tyrone Edwards & Liz Trinnear

Additionally, it was announced E!’s Chloe Wilde  and comedian and Much Digital Studios creator Jus Reign welcome the hottest celebrities to the #MMVAs carpet as hosts of THE IHEARTRADIO MMVA RED CARPET, airing Sunday, June 19 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Much and

At age two, Gigi Hadid was discovered by Paul Marciano of Guess and modelled in campaigns for Baby Guess and Guess Kids. At age 17, she signed a modelling contract with IMG and now at only 21, Hadid has graced the runways of Marc Jacobs, Giles, Sonia Rykiel, Jean Paul Gaultier, Jeremy Scott, Chanel, and walked in Victoria’s Secret 2015 Fashion Show. Hadid has campaigns with Maybelline, Tommy Hilfiger, Stuart Weitzman, BMW, Evian, Versace and has been the face of Tom Ford, Topshop and more. Gigi has appeared on the cover of ten Voguemagazines around the world, and landed the covers of W, AdWeek, and the fourth installment of Carine Roitfeld’s CR Fashion Book. Mentored by Carine Roitfeld, Gigi has sat for renowned photographers including Steven Meisel, Mario Testino, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean, Bruce Weber, Gilles Bensimon and more.

Nominees and additional performers and presenters will be announced in the coming weeks. Join the conversation online at #MMVAs.

Official partners of THE 2016 IHEARTRADIO MMVAs include: Coca-Cola® Canada, Nestlé USA, Inc., Procter & Gamble®, and Virgin Mobile Canada™.







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