From one runway and photoshoot to another, Gigi Hadid‘s younger sis is one of the most active models in the industry even though she just walked in her first couture show back in January, in the Chanel Couture Spring Show 2016 (alongside Gigi of course) during Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week
In 2015 alone (and less than two years working in as a model), Hadid walked in a number of the biggest fashion shows from Tom Ford and Diane von Fürstenberg, to Balmain and Moschino, even closing out Jeremy Scott.
Not to mention Hadid has been on the cover of a variety of magazines in 2015 and 2016 (like V Magazine with Gigi, Editorialist, Wonderlands 10th Birthday Issue, Harper’s Bazaar Spain and Korea, and Evening Standard), and has also appeared in several music videos.
After revealing to Porter Magazine last fall that she was planning on competing in the 2016 Olympics in the equestrian events, in January her mom Yolanda Foster explained in a blog post that due to her daughter’s battle with Lyme disease, she was unable to continue training and would unfortunately be unable to compete. Foster, who was a model in the ’80s and is a star on Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, wrote:
Bella had to give up her lifelong dream of having a professional riding career and a shot at the Olympics due to her severe symptoms and inability to ride.This was the biggest heartbreak of her life and an extremely sensitive subject for her. She is resilient and focused on a new direction–she’s made a name for herself in the modeling industry while she struggles with symptoms of chronic Lyme every day.
Yolanda, Bella, and her brother Anwar all suffer from the disease.
I’m learning so much from the photographers that I’m working with that I’d love to shoot editorials eventually. I have a good eye for it. I feel blessed I can learn while I’m working.
Thank you for giving me my award @itsjeremyscott and giving me this beautiful dress to wear @moschino … @dailyfrontrow ❤️ Love you @annemarieleonie @jonathan_bender @imgmodels @ivanmbart. Thank you so much to @dailyfrontrow for honoring me as Model Of the Year this year…I feel so lucky to call this my job. Thank you to all of you for supporting me…I ❤️You
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