Bella Hadid Admits To Having Plastic Surgery Aged 14 After Feeling Like Gigi Hadid's 'Ugly Sister'
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Bella Hadid has revealed she had a nose job aged just 14 but now wishes she hadn't.
The 25-year-old model has opened up about her life in an interview with Vogue where she admitted to feeling like the ‘uglier sister’ compared to Gigi, and was left with ‘incredible insecurities’ and battling ‘eating issues’ and anxiety.
Speaking about how she feels about undergoing rhinoplasty, she told the publication: “I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors. I think I would have grown into it.”
Hadid went on to stress that the nose job was the only cosmetic work she'd had and hit back at rumours that she’s had filler.
“People think I fully f***ed with my face because of one picture of me as a teenager looking puffy,” she said. “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. 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.”
Elsewhere in the frank and revealing interview, Hadid said growing up she was left feeling like she ‘had something to prove’ after comparing herself to her sister.
She said: “I was the uglier sister. I was the brunette. I wasn't as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing. That's really what people said about me. And unfortunately when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it.
“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? But over the years I became a good actress.”
Hadid said she developed an eating disorder while at high school and would have a packed lunch of just ‘three raspberries [and a] celery stick’.
The model also opened up about how tough the industry is and said she spent three years crying every morning, but felt she ‘didn't have the right to complain’ as she was frequently told she had 'an amazing life'.
But eventually, the problem became so bad that she booked herself into a facility to get help.
She told Vogue: “I always felt that I didn’t have the right to complain, which meant that I didn’t have the right to get help, which was my first problem.”
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