Bella Hadid was born in Washington, DC and grew up in Los Angeles, California. She is the daughter of former model and Real Housewife of Beverly Hills star Yolanda Hadid, and sister to model Gigi Hadid. As a teen, she had dreams of going to the Olympics for equestrian. In 2012, Hadid was diagnosed with Lyme disease, along with her mother and brother. In 2014, she moved to New York City to study photography at the Parsons School of Design. She also signed on with the IMG agency, and dropped out of school to pursue a career in modeling. Hadid was voted Model of the Year in 2016. She has done runway work for brands like Chanel and Givenchy, appeared on covers and in editorials for major magazines including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar and W, and has an endorsement deal with Dior Makeup. Hadid has dated Canadian singer The Weeknd on and off since 2015. She has millions of followers on social media. Hadid is 5 feet 9 inches tall and weighs about 120 lbs.
Bella Hadid’s Diet
Hadid stocks up on healthy foods and her fridge is a marvel, both in terms of neatness and quality. She keeps plenty of fresh fruit, veg, and green juices on hand, along with clean protein sources like eggs, chicken and salmon. She isn’t afraid of carbs and so long as she isn’t on a photoshoot, loves her pizza and pasta. Hadid gets healthy fats from sources like avocados and Icelandic-style yogurt which is low in sugar and has less of a bite than Greek yogurt. Kombucha and coconut water are also staples in her diet. Hadid works with nutritionist Charles Passler to help her stay on track.
- Low-Medium Carb 25% 25%
- Medium Fat 35% 35%
- Medium Protein 40% 40%
Hadid stocks up on fresh veggies, fruit, meat, and other single-ingredient natural foods so she always has something healthy on hand.
Power Up With Protein
When she has a photo shoot, Hadid will usually stick to protein such as chicken or fish, along with veggies.
Hadid keeps green juices on the set to help keep herself energized and feeling good.
Besides her veggies and fruit, Hadid eats fatty fish which is high in anti-inflammatory omega-3s. Omega-3s help reduce the effects of Lyme disease she contracted in 2012.
As a pick-me-up, Hadid takes ginger shots. She is also big on coffee and drinks multiple espressos in the morning.
Hadid likes her family tradition of an early dinner. Eating early is good for many reasons. It can help you from getting too hungry leading to overeating, plus it can be a way to engage in intermittent fasting.
Pass the Pizza
While Hadid makes an effort to eat clean most of the time, she loves her pizza. Her other carb-y fave: pasta.
What to Eat
Whole, Natural Foods
What to Avoid
Hadid on Herself
‘I definitely gain weight, and I am not naturally thin.’
Hadid’s Nutritionist On Her Diet
‘It’s adequate protein, adequate fat and lots and lots and lots of non-starchy vegetables. That is typically the most bulletproof, easiest, soundproof way to make sure that somebody stays on track.’
Hadid on Carbs
‘If you want a piece of bread, go have a piece of bread.’
Hadid on Coffee
‘I’ll have 3 espresso shots before noon.’
Hadid on her Fridge
‘If anyone wants me to shop and organize their fridge, I work mornings.’
Bella Hadid’s Fitness Routine
Not for Wimps
Hadid sometimes hits the gym for 2+ hours a day. For most people this isn’t practical, or even ideal. Thirty to forty-five minutes is plenty.
No Off Season
While some models let themselves relax when they don’t have a show, Hadid says it’s always bikini season and she works out year-round.
Weights for Definition
Hadid has a slender frame, so to add some shape, she lifts weights to get a few curves going. We should all be so lucky.
Hadid digs boxing, which provides cardio, strength training and agility in one high-intensity session.
Hadid and her trainer Joe Holder work her whole body, and they pay especial attention to ‘the posterior chain,’ aka, her butt. The hips are key to fluid movement, which Hadid needs to move well on the runway.
Hadid loves to work out with her sister, Gigi, and they sometimes box one another.
A Bella Hadid Routine
Run: 20 min.
Boxing session: 45 min-1 hr.
Weight training session: 30-45 min.
Hadid on Body Image
‘All body types are different and react differently to a great workout routine and a healthy diet.’
Hadid on Her Exercise Routine
‘I train and I work out for 2 hours.’
Hadid on Her Preferred Exercise
‘I don’t like to do the whole yoga thing. I think yoga is calming, it’s amazing, but if I’m going to go for it, I’m going to go hard.’
Hadid’s trainer on Her Target Area
‘We’re just really focusing on certain areas, such as the hamstrings, the glutes, the posterior chain, making sure the body moves as an integrated unit.’
Hadid on The Secret to a Toned Body
‘If anything, the magic ingredient is hard work.’
Bella Hadid’s Supplements
Alpha Hydroxy Acids, Salicylic Acid, Hyaluronic Acid and Retinol
Alpha Lipoic Acid
Bella Hadid’s Lifestyle
Meditate for Quality Sleep
Hadid is constantly on the go, which means she doesn’t always get as many hours of sleep as she’d like. She focuses on quality by listening to meditation songs which she says helps her achieve deep sleep even in a short amount of time.
Hadid, her mother and brother were all diagnosed with Lyme disease in 2012. The disease can be debilitating and the effects can last a lifetime. A healthy diet can help reduce the inflammation and other negative effects of the disease.
In 2014 when she was only 17 years old, Hadid almost hit a police car on the Pacific Coast Highway. She was driving on a suspended license at the time and lost her license for a year as well as 25 hours of community service for driving under the influence. Her mother was especially upset as her own father had died in a car accident when she was a child.
Less Than 6 Degrees of Separation
Hadid is related to the Kardashians clan, sort of. Her mother married David Foster, who was once married to Linda Thompson, former wife of Bruce (Caitlyn) Jenner, who later married Kris Jenner, who was once married to Robert Kardashian. Got it?
Hadid has aspirations of adding acting to her list of employment credits. She is also considering returning to school to study Fashion Photography after her modeling career ends.
Hadid on Meditation Music
‘[It] makes me have a deeper sleep, even if I just have 4 hours. I’m usually out by the 4th song.’
Hadid on Modeling
‘There wasn’t really one time in my life where I was like, “I want to be a model!” It was more Gigi’s thing. I do like being in front of the camera more and more.’
Hadid on Her Personality
‘I’m not trying to be this cool girl. If you’re trying to be something you’re not, it’s slowly going to bite you in the butt.’
Hadid on Her Sister
‘Honestly, I’m her biggest fan.’
Hadid on Her Personal Style
I always love to dress up, but I usually end up in a leather jacket and boots.’
Hadid on Fashion Advice to Her Younger Self
‘Don’t wear leggings so much!’