Bella Hadid has been quickly climbing the ladder of fame alongside her older sister, Gigi Hadid. The American model and social media guru began her career as a professional model only three years ago, and she’s accomplished so much since then! She was named “Model of the Year” by GQ and in June 2016 she was ranked as one of the top 50 models by Models.com. As of now, she’s graced numerous covers of huge publications like Elle, Allure, Harper’s Bazaar, W magazine, Seventeen Magazine, British GQ, Flare, and Glamour, walked the runway for big name fashion designers, has been the face of numerous campaigns and was named the ambassador for Dior Makeup. This girl is on a roll! It’s hard to believe she’s only 20-year-old, soon to be 21 and she’s already accomplished so much while remaining completely grounded. Here’s a look at 10 things you probably didn’t know about this fashionista!
10. Growing Up
Born on October 9, 1996, Bella’s full name is Isabella Khair Hadid. Destined to be a star, Bella comes from a family of Palestinian and Dutch descent. Her father is famous real estate developer Mohamed Hadid while her mother is a former ’80s model named Yolanda Hadid who also starred on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills from 2012 to 2016. She descends from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and the Sheikh of Galilee on her father’s side. She has two siblings who are both models as well, Gigi Hadid and Anwar Hadid, as well as two older half-sisters, Marielle and Alana. While Bella recognizes that she definitely came from a privileged background, she’s adamant that she was raised with the same work ethic as her parents. Her father is a multi-millionaire while her mother is famous in her own right and was previously married to 16-time Grammy Award winner, David Foster. When she was little, her mother and David used to throw parties with all kinds of famous singers in attendance. “I was seven or eight, I was so unaware and oblivious to famous people, I don’t think I ever knew who they were. I would just say, ‘Hey, Whitney.’ She was just my stepdad’s friend,” Bella said.