Who is Bella Hadid?
Bella Hadid is an American fashion model that won the prestigious Model of the Year Awards in 2016.
Washington DC, United States of America
Her early life and career beginnings
Isabella Khair Hadid was born to Palestinian Jordanian father Mohamed Hadid and a former Dutch model Yolanda Hadid.
Bella has two older paternal half-sisters, Marielle and Alana. Coming from a family of models, it’s no surprise that her elder sister Gigi Hadid and younger brother Anwar are both models. The family lived on a ranch in Santa Barbara but moved to Beverly Hills after ten years.
As a teenager, Bella loved horse riding and dreamed of competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics, but she couldn’t due to a diagnosis of chronic Lyme disease she had alongside her mother and brother.
She graduated from Malibu High School in 2014. She moved to New York City to study photography at the Parsons School of Design, after which she suspended her studies to concentrate on her modeling career.
Bella began her modeling career at sixteen with a commercial project for Flynn Skye. She modeled for Less Amoore’s The Swan Settings and Hanna Hayes’ Fall/Winter 2013 collection.
Her professional career life
IMG Models signed her in August 2014, and she made her New York Fashion Week debut walking for Desigual in September.
She made her first cover appearance on Jalouse Magazine in December 2014 and later appeared on several others like Seventeen Mexico, Vogue, Self Service Magazine, Vogue Me, Allure, Instyle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, and many others. She also broke the record for most Vogue September covers in one year.
She made her runway debut walking for Tom Ford’s Fall/Winter 2015 collection in February 2015. She walked for amFAR’s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala, Tommy Hilfiger, Versace, Dior, Marc Jacobs, Fendi, Bottega Veneta, Givenchy, Miu Miu, and many other brand names in Paris Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, New York Fashion Week, and other big-name runways.
Bella starred in Victoria’s Secret Pink Holiday campaign, Topshop’s Holiday Campaign, and featured in Givenchy’s, Calvin Klein Fall/Winter campaign and shot an editorial for many magazines.
Bella’s palpable growth transcends beyond modeling. She is the co-founder and business partner of Kin Europhics, a nonalcoholic adaptogenic beverage brand.
Industry professionals voted Bella Hadid Model of the Year, with several awards nominations.
Bella Hadid’s appearances and other ventures
Bella appeared in Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Making a Model with Yolanda as herself.
She also featured in a few short films and music videos.
Her personal life
Bella was arrested and charged for driving under the influence and was punished with six months of probation and community service. She dated singer The Weekend in 2015 and starred in his single In the Night that same year. They broke off their relationship in 2016 and returned in 2018 to split off again.
She is currently dating art director Marc Karlman since July 2020.
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