Bella Hadid hit back Thursday at rumors that she’d had plastic surgery and said she never wanted to try any fillers for fear of messing up her face.
“People think I’m very confident, but I really had to learn how to be,” the 21-year-old Victoria’s Secret model shared in an interview with InStyle magazine. “People think I got all this surgery or did this or that. And you know what? We can do a scan of my face, darling. I’m scared of putting fillers into my lips. I wouldn’t want to mess up my face.”
“I had a small waist and big hips and was kind of chubby. I love them now, but I was always self-conscious of my hips—whereas my sister [Gigi Hadid] had a six-pack and was very athletic. And I thought I had such a weird face, she added. “I remember very distinctly getting bullied because of my features.”
“We all have our stuff to overcome, and that’s what I want to preach to the kids these days,” she continued. “I went through a serious depression last year, and I think it stemmed from when I was younger and [being bullied by] the kids in school. And now, I guess I shouldn’t be as self-conscious– people tell me that every day– but it’s a personal thing. We all go through it because we’re human.”
The comments came in response to rumors that the lingerie model has had a nose job or other work done since she burst onto the modeling scene in 2013, according to Daily Mail.