Bella Hadid opened up about plastic surgery as a teenager, telling Vogue it’s something she now regrets.
“I wish I had kept my ancestors’ noses,” said Hadid, who covers Vogue’s April issue in a draped John Galliano top and jeans. “I think I would have grown into it.”
Although the 25-year-old admitted to having had her nose done, she denied doing anything else.
“People think I completely fucked my face because of a puffy teenage photo of me,” Hadid said. “I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same as you did when you were 13, do you?” I have never used filler. Let’s put an end to this. I have no problem with it, but it’s not for me.
“Anyone who thinks I got my eyes lifted or whatever it’s called – it’s duct tape!” added the model. “The oldest thing in the book. I had this impostor syndrome where people made me feel like I didn’t deserve any of this stuff. People always have something to say, but what I must say is that I have always been misunderstood in my sector and by the people around me.
Hadid, in a 2018 interview with InStyle magazine, denied having had cosmetic surgery on her face.
“People think I had this whole operation or did this or that,” she said at the time. “And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, honey. I’m afraid to put fillers in my lips. I wouldn’t want to ruin my face.
Hadid also revealed to Vogue that she struggles to compare herself to her older sister, Gigi Hadid, who is also a model.
“I was the ugliest sister. I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing,” Hadid told the magazine. “That’s really what people were saying about me. And unfortunately, when you’re told things so many times, you just believe them.
“I always wonder how a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body image issues, eating issues, who hates being touched, who has intense social anxiety – what is I was doing to get into this business? But over the years, I became a good actress,” she said.
“People can say anything about how I look, how I talk, how I act. But in seven years, I’ve never missed a job, or canceled a job, or been in late for work,” she added. “No one will ever be able to say that I don’t work like crazy.”
Read Vogue’s interview with Hadid here.