Before ‘RHOBH’: Yolanda Hadid’s Secret TV Past Revealed
See the mom before 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'!
Before the Fame
Yolanda Hadid has always had a love affair with the camera. Before she appeared on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, the 52-year-old model had a successful 15-year career as a model. The Dutch beauty spent more than a decade walking on runways around the world before settling down in Los Angeles with her first husband, Mohamed Hadid.
When her marriage with the real estate mogul ended, Yolanda kick-started her TV career by starring on a show in her native tongue. While the reality star never spoke up about her brief stint on Dutch television, recently unearthed footage from Dutch Hollywood Women showed a whole new side of Yolanda fans have never seen before.
Beverly Hills Housewife
In the found clips, Yolanda prepares for her wedding with now ex-husband David Foster. Joined by Bella and Gigi Hadid, who have yet to kick off their own respective modeling careers at the time, the mother-of-three fusses over her wedding gown before demanding the tailor to fix her daughters’ dresses.
“This is not right,” she says as she pulls on Gigi’s silk floor-length gown. “And I think it should be tighter.”
During the fitting, Yolanda also criticizes how the dress “doesn’t lay perfect” and insists the bra pads on Gigi’s gown be removed before her big day. “Can we take those out… the filling in here? I don’t think it looks good,” she snaps, before making more alterations. “And all this needs to be gone. We can see all the lining under it.”
Despite her mother’s bridezilla moment, Bella tells the camera she’s still very excited about the nuptials. “I’m so excited to fit the dress. It’s beautiful,” she gushes. “I’m excited for the wedding too. Yeah, it should be fun!”
Here Comes the Bride
“I’m so excited!” Yolanda gushes during her own gown fitting, humming the wedding march. “I just can’t hide it!”
In other clips, the Beverly Hills housewife models a white strapless dress with a long veil for two friends. The blushing bride also brags about having “half a million dollars worth of jewelry” in her purse in preparation for the lavish nuptials.
“Aren’t the beautiful?” she coos while showing off a pair of teardrop-shaped diamond earrings and his-and-her wedding bands. “C’est bon! C’est bon!”