On March 15th, Vogue released an interview with Bella Hadid, in which the famous supermodel opens up and shares her thoughts about life and how she’s facing everyday life.
The article starts with a goddess from Egyptian mythology, Sekhmet. Sekhmet was the goddess of war, of the desert sun, chaos, pestilence, and healing. A formidable enemy, yet trustworthy and equitable to her friends.
“Many people were telling her she was bad“; she said. “She wasn’t, by the way. She just had to do what was best for her people.”
Bella sees a lot of similarities between herself and Sekhmet. “I like to think that this is who my inner person is. She’s that fire I have inside me. If I can channel her, I can walk into a room and change the room’s energy. When I’m not feeling well, it’s harder to do that.”, she added.
But Bella’s serious look in rhythmic catwalk might sometimes mislead to false conclusions; that’s just a “shield and armor,” according to her.
“The majority of the time when I meet people, they say, I just didn’t think you were going to be nice, that you were going to be this mean, scary dragon lady, or some kind of a sexbot,” she mentioned, then she emphasized that she isn’t like that.
Later in the discussion, the subject changes to the medical problems Bella struggles with, and how she confronts them. The Lyme disease symptoms, on top of her anxiety and depression problems, made her life more difficult, but that didn’t stop her from working on what she really loves. Fashion.
In early adolescence, Bella had body insecurities and at the age of 14, she had rhinoplasty. Nevertheless in the present, she regrets that decision. “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors,” and continues, “I think I would have grown into it.”
There are people accusing her about her face, implying that she has done a tone of procedures, like getting her eyes lifted or her lips filled. Her answer is: “People think I fully fucked with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy.” and then she said, “I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right?”.
And she ended, solving the mystery: “I have never used filler. Let’s just put an end to that. 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.”
“People always have something to say“, she states.
“I’ve had this impostor syndrome where people made me feel like I didn’t deserve any of this. People always have something to say, but what I have to say is, I’ve always been misunderstood in my industry and by the people around me.”
The article ended with a quote of her:
You can also read the full interview in the official Vogue US website.