Bella Hadid sits down for a brand new interview with her own sister in the June issue of Harper’s Bazaar.
In the new cover story, Hadid opens up to Gigi about her image as a “party girl” and dealing with negativity on social media.
“People think I’m such a party girl, but that’s a thing of the past. I can’t wait to just sit on the couch this weekend!” the 21-year-old says.
“Now that our careers have gotten to the heights that they have and our job is to be around people all day and go to parties, the last thing I want to do on a Saturday night is go out.”
Hadid continues to her sister, “Like, you and I play video games, watch movies, paint pottery — all the stupid s**t we used to do back in our childhood before we became Gigi and Bella.”
The model says that there were times when mean comments on Twitter and Instagram would get her down.
“For a while I fought a lot of battles — with myself, with people online — and it brought me down,” she says. “When people would say, ‘Oh, she’s so mean,’ I wanted to say, ‘Maybe I’ve just had a bad day! Or maybe I’ve just been crying.’ You never know what people are going through.”
“[People] see such a small piece of our lives, like paparazzi photos of us leaving the house. You know how awkward that is? To walk out of your own home and have 40 people waiting outside. And then you need to smile at random strangers.”
Hadid also struck back at people who have criticized her facial expressions in modelling photos.
“I never go a day without smiling,” she said. “People always say I have the same facial expressions. But what they don’t realize is that for a long time I looked that way because photographers on set would direct me to look ‘bored’ or ‘very nonchalant.’ But it isn’t necessarily the way I really am.”