- Bella Hadid is one of the highest-paid models in the world
- She had plastic surgery to adjust her features when she was 14 years old
- Bella is the middle child of three, with another supermodel sister, Gigi Hadid, daughters to model Yolanda, and real estate mogul Mohamed Hadid
Bella Hadid isn't ashamed to admit the work that she's had done - and putting an end to the rumours of some she hasn't done! The supermodel and fashion mogul admitted that she regrets some of her plastic surgery, but that she hasn't had all the work people say she has.
Bella Hadid said she was made to feel like the "ugly sister"
At just 14 years old, Bella Hadid got rhinoplasty to adjust her prominent nose, something now she says she regrets. In her cover spread for Teen Vogue, Hadid shares that she was made to feel less than perfect growing up in Beverly Hills.
Hadid, who is of Palestinian descent, said that she wished she kept her original nose.
"I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors. I think I would have grown into it," she said to the outlet. She further explained that not all the changes she had are what people say they are.
"People think I fully f---ed with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy," she said. "I'm pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right? I have never used filler. Let’s just put an end to that."
She continued, "I have no issue with it, but it’s not for me. Whoever thinks I've gotten my eyes lifted or whatever it's called—it’s face tape! The oldest trick in the book."
Hadid went on to share her mental health struggles, which she's been open about in the past. She said that at times, she would "wake up every morning hysterical, in tears" and that she would even cry on her lunch breaks.
She also went on to say that she always felt like she was in the shadow of her sister, Gigi Hadid.
"I was the uglier sister. I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing. That’s really what people said about me," she said. "Unfortunately when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it."
She then went on to share that she always had a sense of confusion surrounding her choice to be a model. "I always ask myself, How did a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body-image issues, eating issues, who hates to be touched, who has intense social anxiety—what was I doing getting into this business? But over the years I became a good actress," she said.
Hadid then put the fashion industry on blast, saying that there were major problems and unrealistic expectations put on models.
"I've had girls in my lap crying to me at four in the morning, still at fittings for a show when they have to be at another show at 7 a.m. completely destroyed, hair burned off, haven’t eaten anything, exhausted to the point where they’re shaking," she said.
She went on to say that there was a discrepancy in how models were treated and expected to work.
"When I first started seven years ago, I couldn’t fit into Saint Laurent. And I remember a stylist talking about my weight because I couldn’t zip up," she said.
"Looking back," she continued, "I think, yeah, because a Saint Laurent sample size from the runway was just not a real size for anybody. But then you think there’s something wrong with you, and no one around you is saying, no, no, you’re fine, don’t worry, it’s a small size. They’re kind of just looking at you like I guess we’re going to have to put something else on. And you’re thinking, I guess it’s me, then."
Check out Vogue's April issue for more.