In a few short years, Bella Hadid has become something of an unlikely household name, rising to supermodel status after modest reality TV exposure and a knack for social media.
Keep reading to learn more about Bella, who has staked her claim as the more “mysterious” Hadid sister.
Modeling runs in her family.
Bella is the second daughter of Mohamed and Yolanda Hadid, who divorced in 2000.
Her father is a real estate mogul and her mother, before starring on Bravo’s “The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills,” rose to fame as a teenager signed to the Ford agency.
Yolanda seemingly passed her supermodel genes down to all three of her children. Shortly after Gigi Hadid broke into the industry in 2014 as the cover girl for CR Fashion Book, Bella followed suit with a slew of runway shows.
Anwar, their little brother, is currently growing his own brand after signing with the same agency as his sisters, IMG Models, in 2016.
“I’ve shot my children since they were born,” Yolanda said on Australia’s “Today Extra.” “I always dressed them up, shot them at the barn on the horses… [But] I was always very strict about the fact that I never wanted them to really work until they’re 18 years old. I really didn’t want anybody judging them on the way that they looked.”
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She has Dutch and Palestinian roots, and she is Muslim.
As a result of their heritage, both Bella and Gigi have weighed in on the Israel-Palestine conflict and voiced their support for Palestinian protesters. Gigi has said that her support is “not about religion,” but rather because she is “pro-coexistence.”
Bella opened up about the conflict in an emotional Instagram post last December.
“Watching the news and seeing the pain of the Palestinian people makes me cry for the many many generations of Palestine,” she wrote. “The TREATMENT of the Palestinian people is unfair, one-sided and should not be tolerated. I stand with Palestine.”
The sisters were also photographed attending the “No Ban No Wall” march in New York. Bella told Porter magazine that the issue is “very close to home” because their father was “a refugee when he first came to America.”
“My dad was always religious, and he always prayed with us,” she said. “I am proud to be a Muslim.”
She made her runway debut in 2014.
During New York Fashion Week in the fall of 2014, Bella was introduced on the Desigual runway. Shortly after, she landed her first solo magazine cover for the December issue of Jalouse.
In the years since, Bella has walked in countless shows for designers like …read more
Source:: Business Insider