Isabella Khairiah Hadid (born October 9, 1996) is an American model. In 2016, she was voted “Model of the Year” by industry professionals for Models.com. Over the span of four years, Hadid has made twenty-seven appearances on international Vogue magazine covers.
Nick Name Bella, Bels
Years active 2012–present
Age: October 9, 1996, 27 years old and 0 months, Los Angeles, California, United States
Sun Sign Libra
Eye color: Blue-Green
Hair Color: Bella Hadid has naturally “Blonde” hair. But, dyed those locks to “Dark Brown” to make herself distinct from her sister Gigi.
Height: 5 ft 9 in or 175 cm
Measurements: 34-24-34 in or 86-61-86 cm
Bra Size 32B
Bella Hadid Photoshoot by Giuseppe Zanotti
Bella Hadid in Vogue Brazil Magazine See-Through Photoshoot – September 2017
Like her older sister Gigi, Bella also went to Malibu High School in Malibu, California.
After that, she took admission in Parsons School of Design to study photography. In the meantime, she got success in modeling and put her education on hold by dropping out.
Father – Mohamed Hadid (Real Estate Developer)
Mother – Yolanda Foster (TV personality, model, fashion designer) (Real Housewives of Beverly Hillso star)
Siblings – Gigi Hadid (Older Sister) (Model), Anwar Hadid (Younger Brother) (Model), Alana Hadid (Half-Sister), Erin Foster (Older Step-Sister) (Actress), Sara Foster (Older Step-Sister) (Actress), Jordan Foster (Step-Sister), Amy Foster (Step-Sister) (Songwriter)
Others – David Foster (Stepfather) (Music producer)
Bella has Palestinian ancestry on her dado side while she is of Dutch descent on her mothero side.
Born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Santa Barbara, California, Hadid began her modeling career at the age of 16. She was signed to IMG Models in August 2014, and made her New York Fashion Week debut the following month. In 2017, Hadid broke Doutzen Kroes‘s record for the most Vogue September covers in one year by appearing in five international editions (China, Spain, Brazil, Australia and Arabia).
Isabella Khairiah Hadid was born on October 9, 1996, in Washington, D.C. Her father, Mohamed Hadid, is a Palestinian Jordanian real estate developer, while her mother, Yolanda Hadid (née van den Herik), is a Dutch former model. Through her father, Hadid claims descent from Daher Al Omer, Prince of Nazareth and Sheik of Galilee. She has an older sister, Gigi, and a younger brother, Anwar, both of whom are also models. She also has two older paternal half-sisters; Marielle and Alana. Hadid and her siblings were raised on a ranch in Santa Barbara, California. The family moved to Beverly Hills after ten years.
As a teenager, Hadid was an equestrian and dreamed of competing at the 2016 Summer Olympics, although she competed in equitation, which is not an Olympic discipline. She was diagnosed, along with her mother and brother, with chronic lyme disease in 2012.
After graduating from Malibu High School in 2014, Hadid moved to New York City to study photography at the Parsons School of Design. She suspended her studies to focus on her modeling career, but has expressed an interest in returning to school once she’s done modeling to branch out into fashion photography. Hadid has also expressed an interest in acting.
2012–2014: Early work
Hadid’s modeling career began when she was sixteen years old with a commercial project for Flynn Skye. She also appeared in modeling projects such as Lesa Amoore‘s “The Swan Settings”, alongside actor Ben Barnes, and Holly Copeland’s “Smoking Hot”. Hadid also modeled for Hanna Hayes’ Fall/Winter 2013 Collection, and did campaign work for Chrome Hearts, the family brand of her best friend, Jesse Jo Stark.
2014–2015: Rise to prominence
Hadid signed to IMG Models on August 21, 2014. She made her New York Fashion Week debut in September, walking for Desigual. In December, Hadid made her first cover appearance on Jalouse Magazine, and was featured on day 27 of LOVE Magazine‘s Love Advent Calendar.
In February 2015, Hadid made her runway debut, walking for Tom Ford‘s Fall/Winter 2015 collection. In April, she was featured in two editions of Carine Roitfeld‘s CR Fashion Book – “Body By Bella” and “Fantasy Campaigns”. In May, she walked for amfAR‘s 22nd Cinema Against AIDS Gala.
In the spring, she was featured in a campaign for Botkier Bags. In August, she starred in Victoria’s Secret Pink Holiday campaign, alongside models Rachel Hilbert and Devon Windsor. In the fall, she was featured in a campaign for Boghossian Jewelry. In late 2015, at New York Fashion Week, Hadid walked for Diane von Fürstenberg, Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, and closed Jeremy Scott‘s show. At London Fashion Week, she walked for Topshop Unique and Giles. At Milan Fashion Week, she walked for Philipp Plein, Moschino, Missoni, and Bottega Veneta. At Paris Fashion Week, she walked for Balmain. In December 2015, she made her Chanel debut, walking for the first time for Métiers d’Art in Rome.
She appeared on the November 2015 cover of Seventeen. She also starred in Topshop’s Holiday campaign, along with eight models, and was featured again on days 14 and 15 of LOVE Magazine‘s Love Advent Calendar. She and her sister, Gigi, appeared in Balmain’s Fall 2015 campaign. and the Fall 2015 ad campaign for Ralph Lauren Denim & Supply. She co-starred in Samsung‘s Fall/Winter Look Book with Xiao Wen Ju, which incorporated both technology and fashion.
During 2015, Hadid shot editorials for several magazines, including Vogue Australia, Vogue Girl Japan, Harper’s Bazaar, GQ, W Magazine, Town and Country, Pop Magazine, Glamour Magazine, and Elle. She also appeared on the covers of Unconditional Magazine, Grey Magazine, V Magazine (with sister, Gigi), Editorialist, Wonderland‘s 10th Birthday Issue, S Moda, Evening Standard, Teen Vogue, and Twin Magazine‘s Fall/Winter Issue.
In January 2016, Hadid made her Chanel Couture debut during Paris Haute Couture Spring/Summer Fashion Week. She also starred in Marc Jacobs‘ campaign, “My America”. In February, she walked for Fenty x Puma at New York Fashion Week. She walked exclusively for Givenchy, Chanel, and Miu Miu at their shows at Paris Fashion Week in March. She also starred in Joe’s Jeans Spring 2016 campaign. In May, she made her Australian Fashion Debut at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, exclusively opening and closing the Misha Collection Resort 17 show. She also walked for amfAR‘s 23rd Cinema Against AIDS Gala and Dior Cruise 2017 in London.
On May 31, 2016, Hadid became an ambassador for Dior Makeup. She starred in a web series from the fashion house called Dior Makeup with Bella Hadid, and did a tutorial using their makeup for American Vogue‘s YouTube channel. In June, she walked Givenchy‘s Menswear Fall 2016 campaign in Haute Couture during Paris Fashion Week. In July, she walked for Versace, Dior, and closed the show for Alexandre Vauthier. She then closed the show for Fendi‘s Haute Couture campaign in Rome.
During London Fashion Week, she exclusively opened for Versus (Versace). During Milan Fashion Week, she opened shows for Alberta Ferretti and Fendi, walked for Max Mara, Moschino, Versace and Bottega Veneta, and closed for Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini. She also starred in Topshop’s Denim campaign. In June, she was featured in Givenchy‘s Fall/Winter campaign. In July, alongside Frank Ocean, Kate Moss, and others, she was featured in the Calvin Klein Fall/Winter campaign. In August, she starred in J.W. Anderson’s Fall/Winter campaign. She also photographed her close friends, the Stark family, for W Magazine. In October, she starred in Misha Collection’s campaign, “Gold by Misha”. On November 30, she made her Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show debut. On December 13, she announced her first clothing line with longtime friend and partner, Chrome Hearts.
During 2016, she appeared on the covers of Seventeen Mexico, Self Service Magazine, CR Fashion Book‘s “#CRGirls”, V Magazine, Harper’s Bazaar (Spain, Japan, Australia and Russia), Elle (Brazil, United States, United Kingdom, Thailand, Indonesia and Malaysia), Allure, Double Magazine, Glamour (Germany, United States, Russia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria, Turkey and Iceland), Exit Magazine, W Magazine Korea, L’Officiel Russia, Sunday Times Style, British GQ, Flare, and Paper Magazine. In May, Hadid scored her first Vogue cover for Vogue Turkey, and made her short film debut in Tyler Ford’s film, Private. In August, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Me with Korean rapper G-Dragon. In September, she appeared in three more Vogue covers for Japan, Italia, and Paris, alongside model Taylor Hill. She was also the star of LOVE Magazine‘s 2016 Advent Calendar.
In January 2017, Hadid walked in Givenchy‘s Fall/Winter Menswear campaign in Paris. She also walked for Chanel and opened the show for Alexandre Vauthier. In February, she became an ambassador for Bulgari‘s accessory line and TAG Heuer. She walked in her sister, Gigi’s, Tommy Hilfiger collaboration show, Tommy x Gigi, in Los Angeles, and closed the H&M Studio show in Paris. Both appearances were last minute additions to the season. During New York Fashion Week, she opened shows for Prabal Gurung and Zadig & Voltaire, walked for Alexander Wang, Sies Marjan, Carolina Herrera, Brandon Maxwell, Michael Kors, Anna Sue and Ralph Lauren, and closed for Oscar de la Renta. During London Fashion Week, she was exclusively opened the show for Versace Versus.
In Milan, she walked for Alberta Ferretti, Fendi, Moschino, and Versace. To close out the season, in Paris, she walked for Lanvin, Chanel, Alexandre Vauthier, and opened the show for Off-White. While appearing at the Cannes Film Festival, she walked for Naomi Campbell‘s Fashion for Relief show and for amfAR’s Cinema Against AIDS Gala. For Haute Couture week, she opened for Alexandre Vauthier, and walked for Miu Miu Resort, Maison Margiela and Fendi.
Hadid and her sister, Gigi, started off the Spring/Summer season together by starring in Fendi and Moschino campaigns. She also shot a campaign for Zadig & Voltaire with her younger brother, Anwar. She appeared solo for DKNY, TAG Heuer, and Boghossian campaigns. She also starred in Ochirly’s Spring and Summer campaign and in Zayn x Versus’ collection campaign. She starred in her first beauty campaign for Dior Makeup’s “Pump N’ Volume” mascara. She shot her first campaign with Nike for the Nike Cortez. She starred as the face of Bulgari‘s Goldea Roman Night fragrance and the Serpiniti collection. She shot a second accessories campaign for Max Mara, and starred in Penshoppe‘s “Generation” campaign. During the season, she starred alongside Miles McMillan in Giuseppe Zanotti, Justin Grossman in NARS Cosmetics, and Kendall Jenner in Ochirly’s Fall campaign.
Hadid’s first cover of 2017 was a reprint of her editorial from W Magazine United States. It was reprinted for the January issue of W Magazine Korea. Her first new cover of the year was for Teen Vogue, appearing with her best friend, Jesse Jo Stark. In April, she appeared on the cover of Vogue China. In June, she starred on the cover of Vogue Italia. In September, Hadid topped her numbers from the year prior with Elle Russia and Harper’s Bazaar China. She also broke the record for most Vogue September covers in one year (formerly kept by Doutzen Kroes in 2013 and Linda Evangelista in 1993), by appearing in five international editions: China, Spain, Brazil, Australia, and Arabia. She also appeared on the cover of CR Fashion Book, Grazia, Sunday Times Style, Porter Magazine, ELLE (United States, China, Russia and France), InStyle, and 032c.
She also shot editorials for Vogue Paris, LOVE Magazine, V Magazine, and Dazed.
2018–present: Further recognition
In January 2018, Hadid appeared on the cover of Vogue Korea. In March, she starred on the cover of British Vogue with her sister, Gigi. In May, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Japan. In July, she starred on the covers of Cosmopolitan Germany, Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue México. In September, she starred on the covers of Allure and Pop Magazine. In October, she appeared on the cover of Harper’s Bazaar Arabia. For the Fall 2018 season, Hadid opened for Off-White at Paris Fashion Week. In Milan, she walked for Tommy Hilfiger, Missoni, Roberto Cavalli, Tod’s, Fendi, Moschino, Alberta Ferretti and Max Mara. In New York, she walked for Michael Kors, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, Prabal Gurung, Brandon Maxwell and Jason Wu. On November 8, she walked the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show for a third time.
In February 2019, at Paris Fashion Week, Hadid walked for Redemption, Haider Ackerman and Off-White. In Milan, she walked for Versace, Missoni, Philosophy Di Lorenzo Serafini, Max Mara, Fendi, Versace, Alberta Ferretti, Moschino and Roberto Cavalli. She then walked for CR Runway’s 90th Anniversary show alongside models Irina Shayk and Joan Smalls. In New York, she walked for Oscar de la Renta, Michael Kors, Brandon Maxwell and Savage x Fenty. In March, she starred on the cover of Vogue Russia. In April, she starred on the cover of Vogue Greece. In June, she appeared on the covers of Vogue Japan and Vogue España. She made a second appearance on Vogue Japan‘s cover in July. In June, she appeared on the cover of ELLE France.
In February 2020, at New York Fashion Week, Hadid walked for Tom Ford, Brandon Maxwell, Oscar de la Renta, Rodarte, Khaite and Michael Kors. She also walked for Marc Jacobs’ Fall campaign. In Paris, she walked for Thierry Mugler and Lanvin. In Milan, she walked for Boss, Missoni, Versace, Tod’s, Moschino, Fendi, Max Mara and Alberta Ferretti. She also appeared on the cover of Vogue Hong Kong. In April, she appeared on the covers of Vogue Korea and Vogue Greece. In June, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Paris, with her sister, Gigi. In August, she starred on the cover of ELLE. Her editorial was shot by her older sister. In September, she appeared on the cover of Vogue Italia. In December, she starred for the cover of Vogue Japan.
In February 2021, Hadid walked for Givenchy’s Fall campaign. In March, she walked for Mugler’s Spring/Summer virtual campaign and appeared in Boss x Russell Athletics’ campaign. She also appeared on the cover of Vogue España. In May, she walked for Versace’s AW21 show. In June, during Paris Fashion Week, she walked for Jacquemus‘ show, “La Montagne”. In July at the Cannes Film Festival, her Maison Schiaparelli haute couture gown cut low and wide to expose her bare chest attracted considerable coverage. At Paris fashion Week 2022, Hadid closed Coperni’s Spring 2023 show by having a slip dress spray-painted directly onto her body using Fabrican technology.
On September 1, 2021, Hadid became the co-founder and business partner of Kin Euphorics, a nonalcoholic adaptogenic beverage brand. She oversees the company alongside its CEO and founder Jen Batchelor.
Hadid made her acting debut as a guest role in the third season of Ramy.
As ambassador of Dior Beauty, Bella Hadid also starred in a series of videos entitled Dior Makeup with Bella Hadid throughout the year; these videos had begun in December 2016. On February 8, Hadid was announced the new ambassador for Bulgari accessory lines and, on February 13, she was announced the new face and ambassador of TAG Heuer.
First TV Show
In 2014, Bella Hadid appeared in The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills as herself in an episode titled “The Kids Are All Right.”
Bella Hadid Favorite Things
Food – Pizza
App – VSCO cam app
Shops – Thrift shops in New York, Flea market in Los Angeles
Bella Hadid Facts
Model sisters Bella Hadid and Gigi Hadid are the first sister duo to work for the lingerie label, Victoriao Secret.
She started modeling at the age of 16.
Her first modeling assignment was the Flynn Skye commercial.
Bella is a nationally ranked equestrian.
She started competing in horse riding at the age of 3.
Bella is good friends with Hailey Baldwin, Kendall Jenner, and Kylie Jenner.
She has been included in the “The Hot” list by models.com in the past.
When she was 17, she was arrested for DUI (Driving Under Influence). She drank alcohol and hit the L.A. County Sheriffo Dept. patrol car at 4 AM. At that time, her mom Yolanda was holidaying with Kyle Richards overseas.
Bella has also launched her own clothing line, which is called “Robert Rileyo” to produce jeans, jackets, and other fashion pieces.
In 2012, Bella was diagnosed with Lyme disease.
To attain financial independence, she once worked part-time at Sunlife Organics.
Her sister Gigi is good at speaking Kourtney Kardashian voice.
If given a chance to exchange closets with any of her friends, Bella would do that with singer Jessie Jo.
The best advice which Bella has received from her sister Gigi is that when someone rejects you, ito not because you aren’t good or they don’t like you; ito rather you are not the one, they are looking for.