Bella Hadid Has Shaded Victoria’s Secret Saying She ‘Never Felt Powerful’ Modelling Their Lingerie
She might be one of the world’s hottest women, but that doesn’t mean Bella Hadid always feels that way.
The 23-year-old supermodel opened up at the Vogue Fashion Festival in Paris, telling WWD that she’s only recently felt comfortable with lingerie modelling.
Bella confessed the first time she felt empowered strutting in her undies was for Rihanna’s Savage x Fenty New York Fashion Week show in September, which included a variety of models in all shapes, sizes and ethnicities.
Having walked arguably the most hyped fashion show, the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, for three years, it’s a backhanded slap to the lingerie giant.
“Rihanna’s amazing. For me, that was the first time on a runway that I felt really sexy. Because when I first did Fenty, I was doing other lingerie shows and I never felt powerful on a runway, like, in my underwear,” she told Loïc at the Hôtel Potocki.
According to the model, Rih Rih told her to walk however she wanted – a confidence boost the model needed amongst the high pressure of perfection at other shows.
“I like being another character. I think at this point I don’t necessarily love being myself sometimes,” she revealed. “Sometimes on the runway you get either nervous or you forget how your legs move.”
It’s no surprise being a supermodel comes with a demanding price tag on your mental health.
She also confessed to the audience, "I feel guilty for being able to live this incredible life, have the opportunities that I do, but somehow still be depressed. It doesn’t make sense."
We hope Bella can take a slice of that Fenty show and put it in to all of her work so she can feel magnificent every day.
- Tait McGregor
Main Image Credit: Getty
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