Model Bella Hadid may currently be fashion's favourite model but she's also coping with Lyme Disease. She explains that she can lose her words and struggles with fatigue: “It starts with brain fog; for a while I couldn’t put sentences together. I’m really tired a lot. A few weeks ago I had a big campaign shoot that I had to reschedule. It’s hard, but I push through, because at the end of the day, if you’re not working, somebody else is."
Speaking on dropping out of college, Bella believes she is learning more about the world with her current career and has no regrets: “Gigi [who’s a year older] had already started modeling when I moved to New York to study photography. I met with [her agency] IMG. I started modeling and was working almost every day, learning more with photographers on set than I was in school. Even now I’m going to Europe by myself. I’ve got a lot of responsibility."
However, there is one downside to her lifestyle - she feels lonely as she moves from city to city so frequently: “It does. Even though you’re in Paris and London, at the end of the day, you come home and you’re by yourself. Sometimes I break down and cry. But once I am done with a full month in Europe, I step back and think, I’m so lucky.”
She adds that she doesn't dye her hair to set herself apart from her sister Gigi: “Well, I didn’t really dye my hair to separate myself from Gigi. I started dyeing my hair when I was 14. I dyed it black and blue, I wore eyeliner—I was a punk kid. I might want to go blond eventually!”