If you’re like most Americans, you know Bella Hadid from her stint on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, but she’s got plenty more going on in her life than just that. She has a sister who’s making big waves in the modeling world, and she recently competed on Dancing with the Stars, which just goes to show that this family knows how to make good TV – as well as beautiful clothing and jewelry! Learn more about Bella Hadid here and enjoy our compilation of interesting facts, trivia, and photos from her life so far.
Life before Fame
Bella is the only child of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and Yolanda Foster. Her parents divorced when she was three years old. She was born in 1994 in Los Angeles, California. She has two younger sisters – Gigi, who is a model and currently dating singer Joe Jonas (born on 16 November 1995) and Vanessa (born on 23 March 1998). Before becoming a model she studied at Buckley Country Day School in Sherman Oaks from kindergarten through seventh grade but eventually dropped out.
Getting Noticed by Designers
A college dropout with a full-time job at her parents’ watch store in Beverly Hills (and no real interest in the industry), 20-year-old Bella wanted to design. She showed her sketches to Karl Lagerfeld, Chanel’s creative director who didn’t reply to her email.
Early Modeling Days
Bella began modeling at age two for her mother’s company in Istanbul. At four years old, she began appearing in campaigns for Dolce & Gabbana. But it was when she was six years old that the industry really took notice of the little girl with big brown eyes and a charming gap-toothed smile.
The Victoria’s Secret Runway Debut
Since the Victoria’s Secret 2016 Fashion Show took place a few days ago in New York City, we are starting to learn more about what went on backstage. We already told you about the experience of walking in their first show for some of our favorites – Gigi and Kendall – but now it’s time for your new favorite Victoria’s Secret Angel to share her thoughts.
Becoming an Influencer
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Bella is also pursuing other ventures outside of fashion such as photography and modeling. One of her photos from this past summer was accepted in the New Zealand Wedding Awards competition.
The model has taken a hiatus in order to pursue personal projects including launching her own clothing line. UpCuz will consist of on-trend clothes that are good for the planet. We live in such a disposable society, she says. So many companies make clothes just to throw them away.