A Minute With A Model

An Interview With Bella Hadid

In a few short years, Bella Hadid has quickly risen to supermodel status, establishing herself as one of fashion’s most recognizable, in-demand faces—and she’s just getting started. From runway shows to high-profile campaigns, the fresh-faced 22-year-old with blue-green eyes and striking, feline features does it all. Not that it’s any surprise: her mother Yolanda was a major model during the ’80s and ’90s, and has passed along her good genes and strong work ethic to all three of her children, from Bella’s older sister and fellow supermodel Gigi to her younger brother Anwar, a budding model in his own right.

We caught up with the face of our MICHAEL Michael Kors Spring 2019 campaign to talk style mantras, favorite songs and the best compliment she’s ever received.

WHAT’S SOMETHING PEOPLE WOULD BE SURPRISED TO KNOW ABOUT YOU?

Bella: I love to knit!

WHAT APP IS ALWAYS OPEN ON YOUR PHONE?

Bella: Apple Music.

WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE WAY TO WORK OUT?

Bella: Boxing.

WHAT’S YOUR STYLE MANTRA?

Bella: Be simple and be yourself.

WHAT DO YOU HOPE COMES BACK IN STYLE?

Bella: Low-rise jeans.

WHAT’S THE BEST STYLE ADVICE YOU’VE EVER BEEN GIVEN?

Bella: If you’re not waking up in the morning and getting dressed to make yourself happy, then what are you doing it for?

CURRENT SONG ON REPEAT?

Bella: “Hungry Hippo” by Tierra Whack.

T.V. SHOW YOU’RE CURRENTLY BINGEING ON?

Bella: “The Sinner.”

IF YOU WEREN’T A MODEL, WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING?

Bella: I would be helping children, directing films or shooting photographs.

WHAT’S THE BEST COMPLIMENT YOU’VE EVER RECEIVED?

Bella: Always makes me happy when people say that I’m nicer in real life than they expected from what they see online!