She may be on billboards across the world, but Bella Hadid is not immune to insecurity. In fact, the half-Palestinian supermodel has revealed she had to learn to overcome her vulnerabilities as she grew up, and was even once teased over her appearance.
Speaking to InStyle Australia, the 21-year-old opened up about learning to embrace her “small waist” and “big hips”, revealing she used to be envious of older sister Gigi’s “athletic” build. “People think I’m very confident, but I really had to learn how to be,” Hadid told the publication. “I love them now, but I was always self-conscious of my hips. And I thought I had such a weird face. I remember very distinctly getting bullied because of my features.”
The star, who is the face of Dior Beauty, also touched on rumours that she’s had cosmetic surgery, telling InStyle “I wouldn’t want to mess up my face”. “People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling,” Hadid added.
The refreshingly down-to-earth model, who has most recently been in Monaco for the Grand Prix, has previously opened up about her battles with anxiety during an appearance on Lifetime reality show Making a Model earlier this year. “I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events because it was really nerve-wracking and it is scary,” Hadid told contestants, in a show clip obtained by the Daily Mail. “I promise I went through that, it gets better once you start doing it every day, it’s my job I have to do it anyway.”