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Gigi Hadid, Jay Pharoah to host 2016 American Music Awards

"I'm so excited to host the 2016 AMAs with Jay Pharoah," the model said in a statement.

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Annie Martin
Gigi Hadid launches her Tommy x Gigi collection in Tokyo on October 12. The model will host the 2016 American Music Awards on Nov. 20. File photo by Keizo Mori/UPI
Gigi Hadid launches her Tommy x Gigi collection in Tokyo on October 12. The model will host the 2016 American Music Awards on Nov. 20. File photo by Keizo Mori/UPI | License Photo

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Gigi Hadid and Jay Pharoah will host the 2016 American Music Awards.

The 21-year-old model confirmed as much Friday on Twitter after ABC announced the news in a press release earlier in the day.

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Hadid and Pharoah, 29, will host the annual ceremony Nov. 20 at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles. The awards show will be broadcast live on ABC beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

"I'm so excited to host the 2016 AMAs with Jay Pharoah," Hadid said in a statement. "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!"

"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 added. "It's gonna be a fun night!"

ABC had revealed the day previous that recording artists The Weeknd, John Legend, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj will perform at the show. Lady Gaga, Fifth Harmony and Bruno Mars are among the other stars slated to sing.

Hadid is known for her modeling work with Guess, Tommy Hilfiger and Victoria's Secret. Pharoah starred on Saturday Night Live for six years, and has also appeared in Ride Along, Top Five and Get a Job.

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