Just after E! released a clip of Kendall Jenner suffering a panic attack in Keeping Up With The Kardashians, Lifetime has unveiled a clip of Jenner’s friend and co-model Bella Hadid discussing her own anxiety issues.
Despite (or perhaps because) of the two model’s young successes, they have both revealed that they wrestle with mental health issues, and are using their respective TV appearances to talk about them.
Hadid, who is only 21-years-old, opened up to some aspiring models on her mother Yolanda Hadid’s TV show Making A Model.
The IMG model, who came into the spotlight in 2014, told the contestants about how difficult it was for her to be on a public stage, particularly in the shadow of her elder sister Gigi.
She told them, ‘You know, my sister’s very bubbly and very out there and I was always very reserved.‘
Her fears surrounding how she would be perceived forced the Lyme disease sufferer into panic attacks. She detailed in a clip obtained by the Mail Online, ‘I would literally start crying and shaking if I had to do interviews at red carpet events, because it was really nerve-wracking.‘
In a one-on-one with one of the contestants, Hadid revealed that her fears lead her to black-out whilst on the catwalk.
‘I would literally blackout,‘ the ex-equestrian said, ‘I would come out and be like ‘Oh well I guess it’s over.”
Giving advice to the young contestants she reminded them, ‘You’re not alone in this, I promise you.‘ Warning them, ‘In this business, it’s hard to stay centred and stay inside yourself.‘
Thankfully, it looks as though Bella has overcome the worst of her issues, and has a great support system in her sister and mother.