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Bella Hadid talks about her nose job at 14 and her insecurities

Bella Hadid is one of the most sought-after and best-paid models in the world, her mother was a reality TV star, her sister is fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid. And yet Bella always struggles with her life, her appearance and her health, as she now admitted in a moving interview.

It is honest and shocking statements that Bella Hadid makes in the interview with US Vogue and that give insight into her emotional world. "I always wondered how a girl like me with such insecurities, anxiety disorders, depression, problems with her body, eating disorders, who hates to be touched, who has extreme social &anxiety – makes it in this business?", Bella Hadid said. "But I became a good actress."

Bella Hadid üon her nose job at 14.

Since childhood, the 26-year-old has suffered from the infectious disease Lyme disease, which brings many health problems. The comparison with her older sister Gigi has also affected her. "I was the ugly sister. I was the brünice one. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing", Bella says in the interview. "When you get told these things so often, you eventually believe them." But there is one thing the model wants to get off her chest: the constant question about beauty interventions.

Gigi Hadid (l.) and Bella Hadid at the Moschino show in Milan 2022.
Model sisters: Gigi Hadid (l.) is one year äolder than Bella Hadid Photo: Getty Images

"I never used fillers", Bella confesses. "Whoever thinks I lifted my eyes or whatever it’s called – it’s facial tape! It’s the coolest trick in the book.” The only cosmetic procedure Bella Hadid has had was a nose job when she was just 14 years old. A decision she regrets today. "I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors," she says.

For her health Bella Hadid does a lot, makes various therapies, meditation and lives a spiritual lifestyle. Recently, she has also found a new love again: Art Director Marc Kalman.


– Bella From the Heart: On Health Struggles, Happiness, and Everything In Between, Vouge.