DATE OF BIRTH
October 9th, 1996 (Age 20)
PLACE OF BIRTH
Washington DC, USA
Elected Break Out Star of the year 2015 by Models.com readers, model of the year 2016 of Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards, Model of the Year at the 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards, elected Model of the Year 2016 by industry professionals.
Bella Hadid descends from a glamorous bloodline. Despite coming from a family of female models, she has forged her own path in the competitive industry. Bella has quickly become a forerunner of high fashion, an unmovable fixture on the catwalks and a fast favourite on social media.
With both her mother and older sister being supermodels, catching the photographers lens has become tradition in the Hadid family. But her pathway was not always set and as a child Bella had another type of podium in mind. As a horse-riding enthusiast, Bella planned on a career as a dedicated Olympic equestrian.
With health issues keeping her from her dream of competing, Bella considered a career in photography and began studying in a more creative field. During this time, her own genes caught up with her, and after a few appearances on television in various commercials, she signed her first modelling contract at the age of 18. Not long after, Bella started walking for some of the world’s greatest fashion designers, whilst becoming a familiar face on the covers of prestigious magazines across the globe.
Bella is often seen with her supermodel sister, Gigi, walking in fashion shows, attending photoshoots and filming music videos; whether Paris, Tokyo or New York, every move she makes is scrutinized by the media and fans alike and so she subscribes to the #DontCrackUnderPressure motto. With 10 million Instagram followers - and counting - Bella Hadid has propelled to the top of her game, becoming an icon of her generation.