Bella Hadid may be best known for her flourishing career as a supermodel, but did you know that the 18-year-old stunner is also a nationally ranked equestrian?
Moreover, the sister of Gigi Hadid, who recently walked for a number of famous designers at the Fashion Week, revealed that she dreams of representing U.S.A.in a horsewoman category in the upcoming Games of the Olympiad next year.
The Balmain campaign star said she inherited a love of horses from her mother, former model and Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Yolanda Foster.
Hadid, who has been riding horses since the age of three, hopes to compete in the equestrian events at the 2016 Olympics, which will take place in Rio. I came to a realisation that when one gets to this point, it’s important to rethink why you’re doing what you do.
As we know, children with celebrity relatives – those who have grown up in or near the spotlight – tend to be more primed for modeling than the average person, due to privilege and access.
At just 18, Bella is fast catching up with elder sister Gigi in the modelling stakes. In the upcoming issue of PORTER magazine, on sale October 2, the rising icon admits her surprising dedication to horseback riding.
“My devotion stemmed from my mom’s love of horses”, she tells Porter magazine.
Gigi Hadid responds to her bashers as the “It Girl” wrote an open letter on her Instagram account.
When asked about how she feels about the negative comments, she answered: “These are obviously also people that don’t think of you as an actual human with actual feelings, which I think is a really big problem right now in social media”.
“I never knew [modeling] was something I wanted to do”.