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Gigi Hadid & Jay Pharoah Set to Co-Host the American Music Awards

Gigi Hadid & Jay Pharoah Set to Co-Host the American Music Awards

Dick Clark Productions and ABC announced today that Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah are set to co-host the 2016 American Music Awards on Nov. 20th.

Hadid, at 21 years old, has graced worldwide fashion runways and modeled for top-tier designers Stuart Weitzman, Tommy Hilfiger, and BMW. "I'm so excited to host the 2016 AMAs with Jay Pharoah," said the model. "Jay is known for his spot-on impressions, so I can't wait to take the stage with him to show my goofy side and celebrate this year's nominees!"

Pharoah, the actor and comedian known for his six seasons on "Saturday Night Live," is just as excited. "Can't wait to host the AMAs with the beautiful Gigi Hadid (so much innocence in her eyes) and being in the building with some of my industry friends, who I've probably impersonated at some point I'm sure,” Pharoah said. “It's gonna be a fun night!"

@GiGiHadid x @JayPharoah #AMAs HOSTS 2016. LIVE NOVEMBER 20th on ABC. 💥

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The nominations for the AMAs were announced last month and the leading names for the most nods are Drake, Rihanna, Adele, Justin Bieber, Beyoncé and The Chainsmokers. Performers this year include Lady Gaga, John Legend, Green Day, Bruno Mars, Twenty One Pilots, with some exclusive duets from The Chainsmokers and Halsey, and Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj. The American Music Award of Merit honoree Sting will also perform.

The AMAs air Sunday, November 20 on ABC!