In a Vogue interview, 25-year-old Bella Hadid revealed that she struggled with feelings of being Gigi Hadid's "uglier sister." This gave her serious insecurities that left her dealing with terrible anxiety and eating issues.
She now regrets having rhinoplasty as a teenager and wishes she had "kept the nose" of her "ancestors." Despite what she thought at the time, she now believes she would have grown to love her nose.
In addition to revealing that she had surgery when young, the model also said that this was the only cosmetic operation she had received.
Previously, there have been rumors that Bella had gotten fillers. She said it all started because of a picture of her as a teenager in which she looked puffy.
The picture was taken when she was 13, and she had this to say about it:
"I'm pretty sure you don't look the same now as you did at 13, right?"
Bella claimed that she had never gotten fillers. She also said that she had not gotten her eyes lifted.
Still, she made it clear that she had no problem with people getting cosmetic surgeries, it's just that she felt that these operations were not for her.
In a different interview, Bella explained that she grew up feeling like she had "something to prove" when compared to her sister Gigi.
Bella felt that she was the uglier sister, the brunette, and less cool and outgoing than her sister. These were the things people would say about her.
She eventually started to believe these statements because so many people showed interest.
Bella also began questioning her decision to become a model, given that she was struggling with insecurities, depression, anxiety, body-image problems, eating issues, and a lot of social anxiety.
Nevertheless, as time went by, she learned how to act and fit into the role of a model.
While addressing her eating disorder, Bella said the problem started in high school. At the time, she could pack a lunch consisting of a celery stick and three raspberries.
Bella also shared some insights about the industry and how tough it can be. She admitted to crying every morning for three years while also feeling that she had no "right to complain" because she often heard people saying her life was amazing.
When she could not take the pressure anymore, she sought help. Initially, the feeling that she could not complain also made her feel she had no right to seek any assistance.
That sentiment was the first thing she overcame in her attempts to get better.