At this point, Bella Hadid is one of the most well-known models in the world. From Vogue covers to major campaigns, runway shows and everything in between, it’s almost like she was born on the catwalk. But of course, that isn’t the case because that would be, well… really strange and we would have a lot of questions. Anyway, having been in the business for several years working her way up, Bella has figured out a trick or two for making it as a model and luckily for all of us, she’s willing to share it with the world.
After hitting the runway for Brandon Maxwell‘s stunning Texas-themed runway extravaganza with Kia, Bella shared her secret to success in modeling and TBH, it’s pretty simple. “100% it would be just to be yourself and to not try to be anybody else,” she tells Teen Vogue after the show. “And it sounds so cliché, but you see girl backstage sometimes that finally, now, after three years of being in the business, can be themselves and show who they really are, and it’s the best part about them. Sometimes people try to get put into a box, and there are no boxes here.” She also mentioned that perfection isn’t the key to success in this industry, it’s how you treat people. She says it doesn’t matter “if your walk is a little wobbly,” and she advises that it’s “about the relationships you make, about the kindness that you spread, and obviously working really hard you have to have a great mindset to be in this business.”
Though becoming a model can seem like an impossible career to break into Bella’s advice is to jump right in, be yourself and go for it. She does, however, want aspiring models to know that it’s hard work and you have to be willing to do it. “If anybody wants to try modeling, and if that’s their passion than do it 100%. There’s room for everybody in the business to succeed and I think that people try to pick and choose, but there’s enough room for everybody if you work hard enough, for sure.”
So you heard it straight from one of the high-earning models in the world: work hard, play nice, and never forget who you are!
Source: Teen Vogue