#WomanCrushWednesday: Bella Hadid

#WomanCrushWednesday: Bella Hadid

The other Hadid girl

Text: Pakkee Tan

While everyone adores Gigi, it's really Bella Hadid that everyone should be watching

What is it with the Hadid women? First, older sister Gigi steals our hearts with her beatific smile and golden charm, and now younger sister Bella comes along with her smouldering stare. The exotic 19-year old is signed to IMG Models and made her runway debut at the Tom Ford fall/winter 2015 show. In addition, stylist extraordinaire Carine Roitfeld has personally taken an interest in her modelling career, featuring her heavily in CR Fashion Book

Another reason to love Bella is the earnestness with which she approaches the business of modelling. "I've only been doing this for four months, but I'm making my way up there," she told in an interview in February. "I'm trying my hardest and trying to still be true to myself. I want to be seen as a real person and very personable. I want people to know about me. I'm really weird and a spastic human being." 

Her 'weird and spastic' personality has drawn high-profile celebrities such as singer Miley Cyrus (with whom she has a well-documented, much-Instagrammed friendship), model Hailey Baldwin, as well as Kendall and Kylie Jenner, into her orbit. Between landing major magazine covers and important runway shows, we're guessing it's only a matter time before Bella joins the ranks of famous first-name-only models — which is exactly why you should be keeping an eye on this Hadid.