“I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors,” he said. “I think I would have grown up on it.”
Hadid has been accused of having undergone numerous other procedures, the magazine writes, but the 25-year-old denies it.
“People always have something to say, but what I have to say is that I have always been misunderstood in my industry and by the people around me.”
The new interview with Vogue details the “burnout” that Hadid says she experienced last year, which led her to a treatment program that involved drugs and speech therapy. “There were people online saying, ‘Live this wonderful life,'” she said. “So how can I complain? I always felt I didn’t have the right to complain, which meant I didn’t have the right to ask for help, which was my first problem.”
While he alludes to “many childhood traumas”, it is clear that the pressures of work in the fashion industry have taken their toll.
Bella Hadid walks the runway during the Isabel Marant Fall-Winter 2022 fashion show in Paris. Credit: Peter White / Getty Images
“I’ve had girls on my lap crying at me at four in the morning, still rehearsing for a show when they have to be at another show at 7 in the morning,” she said. “Completely destroyed, hair burned, I ate nothing, exhausted to the point of shaking.”
Hadid acknowledges that progress has been made in recent years, but there is still a lot to do because “fashion can make or break you”.
She told Vogue: “Girls are finally questioning sample size, but when I started seven years ago, I couldn’t stay at Saint Laurent. And I remember a designer talking about my weight because I couldn’t zip up. .
“Looking back, I think, yes, because a Saint Laurent champion from the runway was no real size for anyone. But then you think there’s something wrong with you, and no one around you is saying, no, no, you “Okay, don’t worry, it’s a small size”.
Bella Hadid on the cover of Vogue America. Credit: Ethan James Green / Vogue
“I was the ugliest sister. I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing,” she said. “And unfortunately when they tell you things so many times, you just believe it. I always wonder, how did a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body image problems, eating problems, who hates to be touched, who has a intense social anxiety: what was I doing to get into this business? But over the years I have become a good actress. “