Hailey Baldwin may be part of a new wave of supermodels coming on the scene, but that doesn’t mean she’s trying to take anything away from those who came before.
That’s what the top model (and rumoured ex of Juston Bieber) tells the Australian edition of Harper’s Bazaar in a cover story for the fashion mag’s November issue.
“The older supermodels sometimes don’t agree with the fact there is a new generation of models. We’re not saying we’re supermodels,” the 19-year-old model tells the mag (via Yahoo News). “I’d rather people look at us as businesspeople, and, yes, modelling is our business right now, but we’re not trying to take anybody’s spot, and we’re not trying to discredit the past.”
A rift between OG supermodels and newcomers such as Baldwin, Gigi Hadid and Kendall Jenner was ripped open last year when supermodel Stephanie Seymour was quoted griping that people in the fashion industry “hate it that these, you know, social media stars are now the supermodels in fashion. They are not true supermodels,” she told Vanity Fair, saying the new generation should have their own name, suggesting “b*tches of the moment.”
You can read the full interview with Hailey Baldwin in the November issue of the Australian edition of Harper’s Bazaar.