10 Things You Didn’t Know About Bella Hadid
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.
9. IMG Model
Bella signed to IMG Models in August 2014. She had done a bit of modeling prior to signing with IMG, but it wasn’t until 2015 that her career really started taking off on an international level. It also helped that her sister Gigi was reaching super model status! In an interview with Teen Vogue, Bella revealed that, unlike her older sister, she never grew up wanting to be a model. “There wasn’t really one time in my life where I was like, I want to be a model! It was more Gigi’s thing.” She was interested in photography, which translated easily to modeling. “I do like being in front of the camera more and more. Having experience behind it has taught me about lighting and angles, how to move, and what looks good and what doesn’t,” she said. Despite this career not being her number one choice, she’s pretty good at it. She’s well on her way to becoming a supermodel and has walked in some of the biggest shows for top designers like Chanel, Givenchy, Miu Miu and Fendi. She’s also done campaigns for Calvin Klein and Marc Jacobs, and has become one of the ambassadors for Dior Beauty.