Bella Hadid just opened up about having plastic surgery in the April cover story of Vogue. In the past, the supermodel has denied having cosmetic work done, but she's now sharing that she got a nose job at 14 years old.
Nine years later, Bella admits she has a few regrets about the surgery. "I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors,” she said. (Bella's dad is Palestinian.) "I think I would have grown into it."
Bella also shared some of the struggles she faced as a teen, saying that growing up she felt like "the uglier sister" compared to her older sister and fellow supermodel Gigi Hadid. “I was the brunette. I wasn’t as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing,” said Bella. “That’s really what people said about me. And unfortunately when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it."
She continued, "I always ask myself, how did a girl with incredible insecurities, anxiety, depression, body-image issues, eating issues, who hates to be touched, who has intense social anxiety—what was I doing getting into this business?" she said. "But over the years I became a good actress. I put on a very smiley face or a very strong face. I always felt like I had something to prove. People can say anything about how I look, about how I talk, about how I act. But in seven years I never missed a job, canceled a job, was late to a job. No one can ever say that I don’t work my ass off."
Even though folks have speculated that Bella's had more than just a nose job in plastic surgery, she clarifies it's not true at all. "People think I fully fucked with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy. I’m pretty sure you don’t look the same now as you did at 13, right? I have never used filler. Let’s just put an end to that," she said. "I have no issue with it, but it’s not for me. Whoever thinks I’ve gotten my eyes lifted or whatever it’s called—it’s face tape! The oldest trick in the book."
TBH, Bella didn't really owe anyone an explanation or justification for what she did or didn't decide to do with her body. How about we don't make women's bodies a talking point or fixation in 2022 and beyond, mkay? Mkay!
This article originally appeared on Cosmopolitan.com. Minor edits have been made by the Cosmo.ph editors.