Oh, to be blonde and beautiful.
Though Bella Hadid is now making a name for herself by walking in couture runways like Chanel during Paris Fashion Week, she thinks she’s still being compared to her older sister and fellow model, Gigi Hadid. In fact, Bella, 19, is so adamant on not being likened to her sibling that she claims she’s never going back to her blonde roots again.
“I just have a darker personality. And my sister being blonde and me being brunette, it’s a good separation,” she tells Allure, referring to her tinting her naturally light tresses to a shade of dark brown. “I put a blonde wig on and think it would be fun to go back, but I’m happy with my hair. Blondes are so angelic. My sister can get away with anything.”
“I’m not trying to be this cool girl,” she continues. “If you’re trying to be something you’re not, it’s slowly going to bite you in the butt.”
Bella’s comments echoes those she made in her interview with Seventeen magazine last year, where she insisted that she’s not competing with her sister’s massive modeling career.
“I just have to remind myself that she’s been doing this forever. I can’t keep comparing myself to her because we’re so different. But people still love to compare and contrast us—what’s better about her or what’s not that good about me—and it’s hard because people are really mean,” she said at the time. “But I’m her biggest supporter, and she’s my biggest supporter. We’re not competitive at all.”