After years of not commenting on her altered appearance, Bella Hadid has switched plays and has opened up about the plastic surgery procedure she underwent during her teenage years. And it's safe to say that her confession and the reasoning behind it have garnered a big reaction on social media...
Hadid is just one of many models and celebs who have kept their mouths shut about cosmetic surgeries in the past. For example, it took Kylie Jenner quite a while to come clean about her lip filler, and so many more. So fans were happy to see that Bella was turning a new leaf and embracing honesty in disclosing her past in a recent interview with Vogue. The 25-year-old runway model got real about her past and reflected on the impact it has on her life now, looking back. "I wish I had kept the nose of my ancestors," she confessed. "I think I would have grown into it," admitting to her interviewer that she considers the surgery overall a "decision she regrets." But that wasn't all - Hadid also gave an intimate look into the mindset that led her to undergo the procedure in the first place - and let's just say our heart goes out to young Bella.
According to Hadid, she always felt like the "uglier sister" growing up in comparison to Gigi. "I was the uglier sister. I was the brunette. I wasn't as cool as Gigi, not as outgoing," the famous model reflected. "That's really what people said about me. And unfortunately, when you get told things so many times, you do just believe it." It's safe to say that Bella garnered some serious sympathy from readers around the world, and it even sparked a wider conversation about the pressures Bella felt that led her to conform to "Eurocentric beauty standards" in her teenage years. "Bella Hadid saying she wished the nose of her ancestors makes me really sad," one user reacted on Twitter. "We're out here being conditioned from the dawn of colonization to think that eurocentric features are the pinnacle of beauty."
While it pulls at the heartstrings, we're sure glad to hear that Bella is feeling more confident with herself these days! Stay tuned for more honest moments from your fave celebs.