Bella Hadid recently opened up about how being compared to her sister and fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid has impacted her.
“I was the uglier sister,” Bella, 25, says in her Vogue cover story for the fashion magazine’s April 2022 issue. “I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing. That’s really what people said about me.”
“And unfortunately when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it,” she added. “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,” Bella admitted, she “became a good actress,” who learned to “put on a very smiley face, or a very strong face.”
“I always felt like I had something to prove,” she continued in the interview. “People can say anything about how I look, about how I talk, about how I act. But in seven years I never missed a job, canceled a job, was late to a job. No one can ever say that I don’t work my ass off.”