India Gants is proof that reality TV dreams do come true.

We knew there was something special about the Emerald City model—who bares a striking resemblance to fellow beauty Gigi Hadid—when she graced the cover(s) of our Summer/Fall 2016 issue. Flash forward one year, and the Seattle native went from local cover girl to supermodel overnight when Tyra Banks crowned her the winner of season 23 of "America's Next Top Model."

So what's next for the new face of Rimmel London cosmetics? Gants recently told she's planning a move to the Big Apple to find an agent and pursue her modeling career. Oh, and there's that winning spread in Paper magazine to look forward to. In the meantime, check out Gants in our "Love In Bloom" spread before she was famous.

Congrats, India!

xoxo, Seattle Met Bride & Groom