Controversies About Bella Hadid’s Weight, Major Career Gigs and Relationship History

She is one of those beautiful faces and big names you can’t just miss in the modelling industry. In fact, fashion enthusiasts can’t get enough of her runway appearances, photoshoots, and even ad campaigns. Bella Hadid is so beyond beautiful and knows how to set the beauty bar high by taking her fashion style to the extreme.

However, in the recent past, mostly on social media, Bella has grabbed quite the headlines for something other than her career and style evolution, not even her relationships made such waves. Concerns were raised over her dramatic weight loss by both her fans and critics alike. Here, we will address the controversies about the weight of the model.

How Did Bella Hadid Become Famous?

The Hadid family has firmly established a presence in the beauty and modelling industry over the years. With former model Yolanda Hadid as her mother and an older supermodel sister, Gigi Hadid, it’s no surprise Bella Hadid has become a fashion powerhouse both on and off the runway.

The Palestinian-Dutch supermodel was born in Washington D.C on the 9th of October 1996. Named Isabella “Bella” Khair Hadid, she is the youngest daughter of real estate developer Mohamed Hadid and former model and interior designer, Yolanda. Along with her sister, Gigi and younger brother, Anwar, she has taken the fashion world by storm. The trio was raised on a ranch in Santa Barbara, California.

Modelling is one career that doesn’t necessarily require any specific academic degree or credential. With that said, obtaining a relevant degree could, however, enhance one’s prospects of becoming a model. As such, Bella Hadid made an attempt to study photography at New York’s Parsons School of Design in 2014, a year after her graduation from Malibu High School and shortly after putting pen on paper with IMG. However, she had to drop out due to the pressure of having a blossoming modelling career. Moreover, it seems she learned more about photography on set than she did in school. While she did not get a conventional education in modelling, she had her supermodel mom to school her.

The model broke into the fashion industry two years after her sister, Gigi became globally successful. Prior to their modelling careers, the Hadid sisters were peripheral characters on the reality TV show The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, where their mother was a key player. From a SoCal good girl, Bella has since evolved into a fearless fashion risk-taker and a great fashion model.

Modelling is not the only thing the star is good at, she is a nationally ranked equestrian as well. She was forced to abandon her dreams to attend the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro after her 2012 Lyme disease diagnosis. Hadid also excelled in sports and was the captain of the varsity volleyball team in high school.

Her Larger Than Life Supermodel Profile

Since stepping out into the modelling world as a 16-year old, Bella Hadid has done many major works that set her apart as a supermodel. Like her sister, she never had a chance at being the fresh-faced, waif-like unknowns discovered for instance, at a shopping mall. Their parents’ mere existence saw to that. Their TV appearance translated into huge social media followings and subsequently, a larger than life profile in the modelling world. Bella has over 28 million followers on Instagram.

Bella Hadid
The Hadids

Bella Hadid started her modelling career as a teenager, appearing majorly in commercials prior to signing with IMG Models in August 2014. With the contract came her first major fashion event. She walked for Desigual at the New York Fashion Week in the fall of 2014 before booking her first solo fashion magazine cover on the December edition of Jalouse. The following year, she also took to the same stage, this time, walking for Tommy Hilfiger, Marc Jacobs, Diane von Fürstenberg, and closed Jeremy Scott’s show. A Tom Ford campaign followed in the 2015 spring fashion week in Los Angeles and before you knew it, she was such an ingrained part of the industry that one could forget there was ever a time she wasn’t walking at fashion shows.

Hadid has also walked for top fashion brands like Philipp Plein, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Fendi, Anna Sui, Moschino, and Balmain at the London Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week. She made her Chanel debut in December 2015 in Rome. Added to her work for the luxurious brands, Bella Hadid closed Fendi’s Haute Fourrere show on the Trevi fountain, walked for Atelier Versace, and was announced the new ambassador for Bulgari’s accessory lines and the new face, as well as the ambassador of TAG Heuer in 2017.

The supermodel has graced such mag covers as Seventeen, Allure, Grey Magazine, Teen Vogue, V Magazine, and Twin Magazine F/W Issue. She has also shot editorials for mags such as Vogue Australia, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Glamour, GQ, and Love magazine. A rare beauty and talent, Bella Hadid has won model of the year awards a number of times, including at the GQ Men of the Year Awards in London and Daily Front Row’s Fashion Los Angeles Awards, both in 2016.

Gradually but steadily, Bella Hadid has skillfully built her career and settled into her role as one of the industry’s most in-demand faces. She describes her brand as “being myself.” As cliche and vague as it may sound, Hadid has managed to captivate so many people around the world with her simplicity, confidence, hard work, and work ethics. Like all great fashion models, Bella Hadid is whatever you would like her to be.

All The People Bella Hadid Has Dated

The Weeknd, Hadid Image source

The Hadids make headlines a lot and their love lives are often scrutinised by the media. Bella Hadid is no exception. Her relationship history includes some well-known names. There have also been many rumours about hookups and dates that have, on several occasions, turned out to not be true at all. Whether true or not, here is a round-up of who the supermodel has dated over the past few years.

Her most prominent relationship has been with Canadian singer, Abel Tesfaye, aka The Weeknd. They began their twisty relationship in 2015 and first appeared as a couple at Coachella in April with their red carpet debut at the 2016 Grammys. The duo has had multiple breakups and reconciliations, too many for fans to keep count of.

After a series of breakups credited to their conflicting schedules, Bella and the music star had a major split followed by The Weeknd’s highly-publicized Selena Gomez relationship in 2017. Nevertheless, they got back together for two long years but called it quits one more time before hinting a reunion in October 2019. Given their history, it is hard not to feel Abel and Bella could still be the real deal.

Aside from The Weeknd, Hadid was linked to Jordan Barrett and Drake both in 2017. There was also a rumoured relationship with Odell Beckham Jr back in 2016 in between breakups with The Weeknd. One of her earliest relationships was alleged to be with Matthew Morton from 2014 to 2015. Even before she started humming the supermodel anthem, Bella Hadid dated Duke Conrad from 2012 to 2013.

The Untold Truth About Bella Hadid’s Weight

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Being skinny or slim goes hand in hand with this profession, so there’s no doubt that Bella has a sleek figure and we have the figures to prove it. The supermodel weighs 55 kilograms, but these days, there are some interesting stories surrounding her weight. In other words, she is mysteriously losing it all.


Following her initial break up with The Weekend, the runway vixen lost a whole lot of weight. It didn’t even help that she was about to grace the ramp of the Victoria Secrets show for the first time. Hadid was looking thinner than her normal self even though she claims to eat grilled cheese and french fries every day.

In the modelling industry that demands models be camera-ready at all times, there is no bargain to staying as fit and healthy as possible. Bella, for one, stays in camera-ready shape by listening to what her body needs and providing them. While her breakup with the singer may have contributed to the drastic weight loss, the model pins it to a strict diet and an intense workout routine, possibly to get her angel ready ahead of her debut. Hadid had, however, maintained that all body types are different and as such, reacts differently to a great workout regime and a healthy diet.

The weight loss was so drastic that the rumour mill started buzzing and news that she must have gone under the knife began to surface while others think she has an eating disorder. She actually admitted at some point that she did not mean to lose so much weight.

Being that she was about to grace Victoria’s Secret ramp for the first time, like everybody else in the world, she had her insecurities due to the weight loss, wishing she had bigger boobs and ass, but like a pro, she managed to set a healthy mind-frame ahead of the show.

Hadid also called out on her critics by reminding them that just like her weight fluctuates, every other person’s does. As such, the model thinks judging her is the worse anyone could possibly do because everyone is different. In all, she has maintained body measurements of 34- 24-34 inches.

The stresses and strains were eventually worth it as she not only got her wings and joined the ranks of angels but she has also continued to soar in her career. In response to all the trolling and concerns, Bella continues to flaunt her body amid accusations her appearance is too frail and her health is at risk.

How Tall Is The Supermodel?

Like his elder sister, Bella has the requisite good looks and posing skills. The supermodel has been described as striking and chiselled from perfection with a beautiful doll face. With cheekbones seemingly cut to sell any kind of makeup and the type of lean physique that makes any Haute couture piece appear utterly wearable, Bella Hadid is the ultimate model goal.

Being a model, it is already written in the stars that she is not very much on the short side. It just comes with the occupation, the same way basketball players are tall, sumo wrestlers are bulky and jockeys are more on the short side, models are usually the tall, long-legged beauties, though a few cases may beg to differ. Bella stands way above the average American female height of 5 feet 5 inches at 5 feet 9 inches.


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