Bella Hadid has opened up about regretting her decision to go under the knife to get a nose job done after more than a decade ago.
In a recent interview with Vogue, published March 15, the 25-year-old cover model addressed specific rumors surrounding the cosmetic surgery she’s had done for the first time, with Bella revealing that she got a nose job when she was 14 years old.
“I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors,” she told the publication. “I think I would have grown into it.” And those claiming that she got “her eyes lifted, her jaw shaved, her lips filled,” Bella told the outlet that none of those assumptions are true.
“People think I fully fu–ed with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy,” she continued. “I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right? 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.”
Bella added, “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.”
Bella also discussed comparisons she said people have made between her and older sister, Gigi Hadid.
“I was the uglier sister,” Bella told Vogue. “I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing. That’s really what people said about me. And unfortunately, when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it.”
“I always ask myself, how did a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body-image issues, eating issues, who hates to be touched, who has intense social anxiety—what was I doing getting into this business?” she continued. “But over the years I became a good actress. I put on a very smiley face, or a very strong face. I always felt like I had something to prove. People can say anything about how I look, about how I talk, about how I act. But in seven years I never missed a job, canceled a job, was late to a job. No one can ever say that I don’t work my ass off.”
Speaking about the extreme burnout she suffered, Bella Hadid spoke about spending two weeks at a treatment facility, undertaking a number of methods like talk therapy and medication, which made her recognize the importance of putting her mental health first and foremost, ahead of her career.
“To have to wake up every morning with this brain—it’s not cute,” the model, who was diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012, shared. “So, now everything that I do in my personal life is literally to make sure that my mental state stays above water. Fashion can make you or break you. And if it makes you, you have to make a conscious effort every day for it not to break you.”
Bella Hadid’s mother Yolanda Hadid gets slammed for allowing the model to get a nose job at the age of 14
After Bella Hadid’s candid confession, many people have bashed the runway star’s mom, Yolanda, for allowing her teenage daughter to get cosmetic surgery at such a tender age – with some even accusing the former reality star for encouraging the then-14-year-old’s desire to alter her appearance .
‘Bella Hadid got a nose job at 14???? There is a special place in Hell for Yolanda,’ wrote one Twitter user. ‘BELLA WAS 14 when she got her first nose job. Yolanda is a menace,’ said another.
A third Bella fan agreed writing : ‘The fact Yolanda let Bella at 14 get a nose job… that’s not a good mother. Yolanda did a number on both daughters, especially Bella. Having a nose job at 14 is so problematic,’ tweeted someone else. ‘That woman is going to Hell for what did to her daughters.’