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Bella Hadid
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Bella Hadid: 'I am proud to be a Muslim'
After being photographed for some of the most world-renowned magazines, Gigi's little sister takes up a new gig that includes little makeup and very few clothes; in between a swimsuit and a see-through dress, the model speaks of her love life, which mainly includes Islam.

No matter where you look these days, you'll be confronted by Bella Hadid's face, 20, gazing at you from billboards or glittering chrome columns.

 

 

Gigi's little sister has taken some time off from Fashion Weeks across the world, and was photographed for PORTER magazine in a makeup-free production. The person who photographed Hadid was Terry Richardson, and the young model received the title of "A Modern Goddess" on the cover.

 

(Photo: Terry Richardson for PORTER)
(Photo: Terry Richardson for PORTER)

Bella talked about her family, and about her favorite man in the whole wide world. No, said man is not The Weekend, but her father, Mohamed Hadid, who was born in Nazareth and became an American architect and real estate tycoon.

 

Mohamed Hadid dedicates a large part of his life to raising refugee awareness, and is known to recall his own personal story as a Palestinian refugee across social media.

 

(Photo: Terry Richardson for PORTER)
(Photo: Terry Richardson for PORTER)

 

"My father came to America as a refugee, and that's what makes this country a home for me, my sister and my little brother. Dad was always religious and would always pray with us, and I am proud to be a Muslim."

 

The young model ended a two-year relationship with The Weekend a few months ago. While he moved straight into Selena Gomez's arms, Hadid was in no hurry to jump into a new relationship. "I am currently focusing on myself, my work and on being the best I can be. I'm not bothered by men and what they think of me, I'm just trying to be a woman."

 

(Photo: Terry Richardson for PORTER)
(Photo: Terry Richardson for PORTER)

 

And of course it is impossible to conduct an interview without referring to her slightly older and successful sister Gigi, and to compare the two. Bella resolutely opposed the idea, showing she knows her place in the family hierarchy.

 

"People think we are the same person and that we work for the same period of time, but she has two years on me, and I have a long way to go to catch up!"

 

(Translated and edited by N. Elias)

 

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