She’s reached the highest pinnacle of her international modelling career in record time, scoring lucrative deals with Bulgari, Dior, Max Mara and NARS along the way, but life for Bella Hadid isn’t all roses.
The youngest Hadid sister has opened up about the prevalence of online bullying in a recent interview with Harper’s Bazaar Arabia, in which she admits to feeling the pressure to get plastic surgery.
“It’s really tough,” she reveals. “You’re going to get scrutinised for anything that you do. So if you’re really skinny and have a sick body and you don’t have a butt, people are going to say, ‘why do you have no butt?’”
“And then you go and get a fake butt and they get mad at you because you have a fake butt. And then you don’t have boobs, and it’s just a whole circulating circle.”
Luckily for Hadid, she has a supportive family behind her. “The hardest part is being judged, and that’s what they talk to me about,” she says. “it’s really sad because it doesn’t happen just in America or just in Europe, it happens everywhere in the world. Bullying is a crazy thing.”
“I have a whole angel family. I think that there’s a lot of beautiful, spiritual beings in the world. They’re just floating, and they’re around if you feel a need for them. I draw strength from that completely.”