Supermodel Gigi Hadid to sashay her way through MMVA hosting duties

FILE PHOTO - Gigi Hadid arrives at the Guys Choice Awards at Sony Pictures Studios on Saturday, June 4, 2016, in Culver City, Calif. Hadid has owned the fashion runways and tonight the American supermodel will be taking the reins at the IHeartRadio Canada Much Music Video Awards.
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TORONTO - Gigi Hadid has owned the fashion runways and tonight the American supermodel will be taking the reins at the IHeartRadio Canada Much Music Video Awards.

Hadid is set to host Canada's most rambunctious awards show from the streets of downtown Toronto where a giant stage will feature some of the year's hottest pop artists.

The event will be broadcast on CTV, Much Music, Much.com and various other channels.

Leading the pack of nominees are Drake and pop singer Alessia Cara. Both are tied with seven nominations each, including nods for video of the year for Drake's "Hotline Bling'' and Cara's "Here.''

Cara is also nominated in the newly created best new Canadian artist category, alongside Coleman Hell, Dan Talevski, Jazz Cartier and Ria Mae.

Musicians set to perform at the MMVAs include Nick Jonas and hip hop duo Macklemore and Ryan Lewis. Toronto singer-songwriter Scott Helman and "Criminal Minds" actor Shemar Moore are among the presenters.

"So excited to be headed to Toronto this weekend to host," Hadid wrote on Twitter ahead of the show.

She also posted an early Father's Day shout out on Instagram on Saturday, saying her hosting duties would keep her from sending her "daddio" a message on the official day.

Hadid will be joined by Much personalities Liz Trinnear and Tyrone Edwards as co-hosts.

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