Bella Hadid is THE major It Girl of the moment. The 19-year-old is a year younger than her supermodel sister, Gigi Hadid, but she has already become a style icon and has established her spot as the belle of the fashion ball. So why is this newcomer one to watch? The answers are below.
On her modelling career
Bella’s modelling career has seriously taken off. She has been in some major campaigns and has graced the covers of some of our favourite magazines.
On her family
Good genes clearly run in the family. Her older sister is supermodel Gigi Hadid.
We can’t wait to see how cute her brother will be as he grows up.
On her boy
Bella has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Canadian singer-songwriter The Weeknd. Her mom seems to be supportive as she posted this photo on Instagram.
On being the younger sister
“I just have to remind myself that she’s been doing this forever,” Bella reveals. “I can’t keep comparing myself to her because we’re so different. But people still love to compare and contrast us — what’s better about her or what’s not that good about me — and it’s hard because people are really mean. But I’m her biggest supporter, and she’s my biggest supporter. We’re not competitive at all.”
On watching out for each other
Gigi might be a supermodel, but her number one job is being a big sister. She is majorly protective over her little sister Bella. In this video, British Vogue asks Gigi what she would do if someone was mean to Bella, and Gigi answered, “It’s like the end of your life pretty much. Backstage at a show in Paris, for some reason they let photographers take pictures while girls were changing, which just pisses me off. My sister’s changing next to me and I was like, ‘If you don’t put that camera away and stop shooting my sister, I’m going to come over there, I’m going to take that camera, and throw it on the floor.’” Awwww <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yq-wHzBlD4
On stealing each other’s clothes
Gigi might claim that only Bella steals her clothes, but Bella has something to say about that. “I have this belt that she really wants back, but she has four of my sweaters. Yesterday she was wearing my sweater and she’s calling me out for wearing her belt! Don’t talk to me about your belt if you’re going to wear my sweater.”
On how her style came to be
Bella and Gigi might be sisters but they have totally different styles. While Gigi has the bubbly girl next door vibe, Bella’s style is a bit more badass. Bella says, “My whole life I’ve been pretty independent with my style, and my mom has been really giving when it comes to that. When I was super young I would paint my nails black and wear eyeliner and she let me do what I wanted to, which really shaped my style.”
On the clothing item she can’t live without
“I have literally 200 pairs of jeans. Every time I’m like, ‘I don’t have any jeans,’ and my mom says, ‘You’re crazy.’” Sorry Yolanda, we agree you can never have too many pairs of jeans.
On having a famous doppleganger
Have you ever noticed that Bella looks just like Jennifer Lawrence? She says she never saw it, but that in some photos they look really similar. Apparently people tell her that like five times a day.
On famous friends
Bella is definitely a part of the in crowd. She’s been spotted hanging with the likes of Kylie Jenner, Rihanna and Miley Cyrus. #squadgoals
On getting to go to the most major fashion events
Bella might be young but she has an enviable life. Here is she at her first MET Gala.
Belle might be a top model but she’s also a college student. She studies photography at Parsons. “It’s been really nice because I’ve been shooting photography for as long as I can remember, and I know that some photographers really appreciate when we can talk about it, because I know about cameras and I know about lenses and movement and stuff like that.”
Bella was a superstar even before she started modelling. She is a nationally ranked equestrian. She told Teen Vogue she learned a lot from it, saying “It taught me a lot about responsibility. You’re up at 5:30 a.m. caring for and riding a huge animal. I would be at horse shows by myself for weeks and I had to make sure I was on my game at all times.”
On getting in modelling
She might have traded in horse shoes for heels, but that wasn’t always part of the plan. Bella said modelling was always more of Gigi’s thing, but since she started modelling she likes it more and more.